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How to create double contours in AD?

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1 minute ago, Alfred said:

 

Those look like thick curved strokes with little lines across them. Am I missing something? :/

You're right, strokes. but I would need them to be not strokes of a line, but 2 parallel lines. Anyway i can still live without it (at the moment... haha)

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15 minutes ago, Raskolnikov said:

I would need them to be not strokes of a line, but 2 parallel lines

 

If you expand the stroke, you can apply a stroke to the new shape.

 

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37 minutes ago, Raskolnikov said:

You're right, strokes. but I would need them to be not strokes of a line, but 2 parallel lines.

Do you really need pairs of parallel lines? Unless they are joined into shapes, they can't be filled with color, like in the pipes example.


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To continue in the same direction as @ Alfred, if you want to keep the lines parallel with (or without) filling but without closing at the ends, you can draw a line and duplicate it (on itself).

Put a color (if desired) on the bottom line.

Select the top stroke, "Expand Stroke", do not fill it and set a stroke color, adjust the thickness of the stroke. If you want to keep the original thickness of the stroke, "Align Stroke to Outside".

Keep the top line selected, take "Node Tool", select one of the nodes at one end of the line and "Break Curve". Repeat for all other end nodes.

You can then delete the terminal parts of the line and you will have just two parallel lines lef

 

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One option that occurred to me today is to use Symbols. Try this:

 

1 - Create a line in Affinity Designer. Assign a stroke

 

2 - Select the line and make it a Symbol in the Symbols palette

 

3 - Drag a new instance onto the page

 

4 - Switch off Synchronising, and change the colour and width of the line. Switch synchronising back on (important)

 

5 - Drag one symbol over the other

 

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6 - Now, using the line editing tool, you can change the shape of one of the paths and BOTH will change.

 

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7 - You can add points t one path, and the other will inherit them.

 

This does not address the real issue, bit it’s another method that may work for people here.

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2 hours ago, HairyDalek said:

One option that occurred to me today is to use Symbols. Try this:

1 - Create a line in Affinity Designer. Assign a stroke

2 - Select the line and make it a Symbol in the Symbols palette

3 - Drag a new instance onto the page

4 - Switch off Synchronising, and change the colour and width of the line. Switch synchronising back on (important)

5 - Drag one symbol over the other

6 - Now, using the line editing tool, you can change the shape of one of the paths and BOTH will change.

7 - You can add points t one path, and the other will inherit them.

Great idea!! A real Dalek. :)


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