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I'm sure this is a simple question. I'm a long-time user of OmniGraffle, primarily for drawing diagrams: rectangles with enclosed text labels, connected by lines to other rectangles or circles. OG has a magnet feature such that when I connect a line to two objects (e.g., to the center point of a rectangle and the center point of a circle), and then move the rectangle, the circle stays put and the connecting line moves with the rectangle. Not sure I've described that well, but I hope you see my point.

 

It's a fairly simple operation, but something I use all the time for creating my diagrams. Can this be done in Affinity Designer?

 

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Hello swilcox,

Welcome to Affinity Forums.

No, not currently. This is a feature that's also available in Serif Drawplus for Windows (named Connectors there) but not in Affinity Designer. I don't know if this is intended to be integrated or not. I will leave this to TonyB, as he is the most suited person to give you an answer.

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Just a shout out in support of swilcox. Connectors are great time savers if you're doing anything with some kind of a linked, mmm, connector like a flow diagram, info graphic, etc. When you need them, you usually need them badly.

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Maybe you could do something similar by selecting and moving the desired nodes with the node tool ...  :unsure:

But you will have to convert all objects that are to be dragged this way to curves ...

 

EDIT Deleted the attachments due to upload limits.

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