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Hi!

 

I am new to Affinity Designer and already have searched the internet to find an answer. The Info I found is that the measurement tool was planned years ago, but nothing to measurements in the newest release.

 

Is there any way to measure the length of a (curved) line in the newest version? I am interested in an exact measurement in physical units (mm).

 

Thanks!

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Hi

Welcome to the forum :)

There isn't a tool to draw measurements yet. This was already requested a few times and may be added in a future version.

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Thanx for a fast reply!

 

Can I measure anything? Distances between two points? Between two objects? Or there is absolutely no relation to physical units except the document size?

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A workaround is the use of text on path.

 

And here you can get customizable rulers for curves.

 

 

Hopefully even areas will be calculated in future. That would be the basis for automatic visual/optical alignments.

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Thanx again, I'll try that. It is essential to be able to measure for my purpose.

 

Is there any chance this feature comes in with upcoming releases?

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Thanx again, I'll try that. It is essential to be able to measure for my purpose.

 

Is there any chance this feature comes in with upcoming releases?

 

For the purpose of measuring distances correctly, ⌘ (cmd) only makes sense if the curves of the objects are parallel and horizontal or vertical / the two points are lying on an imaginary horizontal/vertical line.

 

Requested since 2014, so perhaps it will launch together with the arrow heads.

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Hello, my vote for the measure tool. I just need the most basic tool, to measure the distance from two points on canvas. I've seen several workarounds to meause the distance between two points, but the best is to have a tool that could measure distante from point A and point B. Just click/select point A, then point B, get the measure in pixels, inches, centimeters, etc ... done.

Angle measuring could be good to have too.

Regards.

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Yep v1.6.1 and still waiting for this. It's sound insane, but my current workflow means I design in Affinity and then measure in AI. So I'm paying Adobe to be able to measure my paths... Please add path measurements if only to help me break the last chain from CC subscription sentence. : )

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On 6/7/2018 at 11:11 AM, jmoren said:

I just need the most basic tool, to measure the distance from two points on canvas.

While @Oval's method is very elegant and flexible you can do this quick and dirty by drawing a line between the two points. If the line is not horizontal or vertical you have to rotate it to one of these basic directions. You then can read out the measured length in the transform panel.

I admit, this is definitely not the same as a measuring tool but on the few occasions I do need this it works for me :)

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Edit: spelling


Affinity Designer 1.6.5.123 (beta 1.7.0.331) - Affinity Photo 1.6.5.123 (beta 1.7.0.331) - Affinity Designer for iPad 1.6.1.39 - Affinity Photo for iPad 1.6.8.77    ...    Affinity Publisher beta 1.7.0.337

Windows 10 (1803) 64-bit - Core i7 - 16GB - Intel HD Graphics 4600 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
iPad pro 9.7" + Apple Pencil

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Hello,

Just doing other things I have 'discovered' that there is a tool that can solve my problem: the info panel.

Yes, if I just change the ruler to measure in mm (or your favorite unit) and use the info panel, you can see the X and Y values live on the info panel that gives you your position in mm (or any other measure).

Then I noticed that I have also the W:, H:, D: and A: that usually are empty. Ok, so now just select the V tool, click on a starting point and drag to make a selection box, you will see that, over your cursor the W (width) and H (heigh) values just appear on your selection box, in mm (if you are into your canvas you don't see any selection box). On the info panel the W: and H: values also appear but in px, and also the D (diagonal) and A (angle) also appear. This is a really valuable info, because if I create a selection box starting on point A and ending on point B, the D(iagonal) is just the distance between such points. Also I have the angle of the diagonal (A:). The only problem is that, on the panel info, W H and D appear on px, not in mm (or the selected mesaure for the ruler).

How can I change the info panel so the W H D values appear on the correct measuring unit? For me, the tool I need is implemented yet, I just need to see the values on the correct unit.

Notice the atached  image, I drew a box, starting from the outside of my image, so you can see the box, width and height on the main window, also you can see X Y (in mm) W H D (in px) and A(ngle) on the info panel. If I select a box inside the image I can't see any selection box on the main window, but I still see X Y W H D A on the info panel. So, for me, the D(iagonal) is the most interesting data, it's just the distance between two points BUT is measured in pixels, I need to mesaure in mm.

SO => how can I set up the info panel, so the W H D is measured in mm? C'mon Affinity team..., just add it in a future release, all the work is done...

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Regards,
Javier.

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Has been fixed on Beta 1.6.5.123. Now you have a way to measure, in mm, the distance between two points in a image, finally! Great!

But, I forgot to say, that only Photo has the Info panel, so this feature works only in Affinity Photo.

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