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[AD] Align with key object / aligning nodes

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Yay …  :)

 

After I read Dave's post but before I noticed yours, I whispered "Yay" to myself! :lol:


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:D Looking forward to it !  

 

The first beta release of version 1.6 is out now if you'd like to try it. The two versions run separately, so they don't interfere with each other.


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Hello Meb,

So I'm currently trying to convert my whole studio over to the Affinity suite including the Publisher Beta which I have been eagerly waiting for.

It's proving difficult because some staff members are power users of Illustrator. The tasks that we are trying to accomplish is simple; align object B with object A without object A moving.

We understand that everytime you want to do this, you can go to the Alignment button in the toolbar and configure first or last selected but this is very long-winded.

Is there a way to select two objects, click the priority object and quickly align to that priority object?

Many thanks,


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@korie.psd you might be very interested in Alignment Handles that are coming in 1.7

They will allow you to align objects in an intuitive way, on canvas, without the use of any dialogue boxes.

They allow for top, middle, bottom alignment of objects or selected nodes, and combine with the already powerful snapping engine.

Simply select what you want to align, and click (to align in place) or drag the relevant alignment handle to the point where you want the alignment to happen! You don't even need to worry about the stacking order of the objects, or the order in which you select them. Instant feedback. Very versatile.

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You can try them out in the 1.7 beta which is now available.

 


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@Aammppaa That's incredible news! Where can I download the Affinity Design 1.7 beta?


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Win10 Home x64   |   AMD Ryzen 7 2700X @ 3.7GHz   |   16 GB RAM   |   1TB SSD   |   nVidia GTX 1660   |   Huion 1060 Plus

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To Affinity Team, Thanks for the for your amazing tool.

I design my company workes into CorelDRAW before and now i am using Affinity It's saved my time and make my work easy but can you add more features 9_9:)

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I'd like to add my voice to this topic. To me, i this feature is imperative, and as one who has programming experience, I can't imagine it would be hard to do or take much time to implement. I have Illustrator, CorelDraw, and now AD, and I find myself going to AD more and more often. So far the ability to align to a key object that stays in place is probably the number one feature I would like to see implemented, followed by export to Illustrator (a distant second) and bitmap trace (a far distant third).

Keep up the good work, and please put this feature in the queue.

Thanks!

Edited: Just found out about the alignment handles. That's a definite improvement, but I'd still prefer to do something like select all the items to align, shift-click the key object, and then click the requisit alignment tool on the alignment group of the toolbar. Or even simpler, align to the first or last selected.

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