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It would be desirable to include basic CAD tools in a future version. Just straight line tool, Compass to draw circle and arcs, dimensioning both straight lines and angles. I think this would make the drawing package more useful even though the app is an illustration app. Especially so in the MAC platform.

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+1 for this request. I use Affinity to design armature for stop motion puppets, and at the moment this is the one thing I really miss.

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A lot of "illustration" would benefit from some basic features in this area.

 

A smart, efficient and simple tool set for creating basic shapes with maybe some interactivity for non-destructively editing the shapes after they're created would be desirable. 

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+1

 

Basic 2D tools would be great. Scales, Units, Dimensions and click-click drawing would be great. Tool wise I'd be happy with mostly annotation and dimensioning tools in addition to what we have.

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Sounds like a candidate for another Persona, as an add on after the core apps are developed.


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 I was thinking more like another option on the basic shape tools, not something to draw up your next renovation project with.  :mellow:

 

As mentioned in the first post. Very basic.  ;) Arcs, angles, lengths etc... could be a toggle on or off when desired and only for a few tools where it makes sense.

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I do not know how I feel about this but this video potential excites me 

 

+1 for this request. I use Affinity to design armature for stop motion puppets, and at the moment this is the one thing I really miss.

 

I love to see some of your work? Would you mind sharing?

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Hey Ronnie where did you get that video? I thought it was a Astute plugin for illustrator until I saw the url at the end.

 

Looks pretty cool... is it the new rounding feature? ... d-rool, d-rool ...  :)

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It's me playing with the new Corner Tool - I'm still tinkering with it, unfortunately, but it'll be ready to pop into the beta soon :)

 

You wouldn't believe how much maths is involved in this thing!?! I still keep thinking - "Should've just done the easy version, should've done the easy version!" but I wanted to write the good version, so it's taking me a while, sorry! On the plus side, I've just written the functionality we need to make a Contour Tool and I could rewrite the boolean operations now to be much faster and more accurate - so that's good :)

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Basic CAD tools would be great. :)


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Really prefer to wait a little more to get a super Corner Tool, a Contour Tool and accurate boolean operations than a a quicker simpler Corner Tool by a large margin Matt. Take your time. Meanwhile Ronnie isn't alone drooling over that video.... eheh

 If I +1 this does it mean I 2x myself? lol

 

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In the beginning when I was using DrawPlus and Publisher Serif used to ring up to flog the latest version. Every time I suggested that DrawPlus have a bit more CAD in the method of operation. Obviously this has not happened, but at least I could import .dxf files from CAD programmes. Very well it does it too. I still use the last version of Drawplus. Why on earth Ability does not have .dxf import at least is beyond me. Must be a licencing thing. They must be missing out on thousands of sales, or maybe those of us with a technical need are the minority that marketing ignore.

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