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Finding the center of a shape

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Does anyone have a suggestion on how to find the exact center of a shape post creation, and even trickier post rotation?  Like if I want to place a small star in the exact center of a large circle.  So far the only way I can find is to make a large star, move it around with changing the size until all points contact the circle, then reduce the size of the star making sure it stays centered.

 

In other products the center anchor point can be displayed, then guides can be dragged to mark the exact center to indicate where the star is to be started.


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You can snap to the bounding box of any object.  If you also enable snap to mid points, that will enable you to find the accurate centre point.


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Hi Gear maker,

Welcome to Affinity Forums.

If you enable snap, all those alignments will become much more easier. To enable it click on the third icon counting from right on the top toolbar. Then click on the small arrow to select which options you need. Snap to object bounding boxes and Include bounding box mid points will do what you want. You can also enable Snap to guides to help you align more tricky objects.

 

[EDIT] Ben beat me on this one! [EDIT]

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