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Designer | Expand Stroke issue

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Here's the explanation to the attached screenshots:

1. I created a simple rounded rectangle, 20x20 px, snapped to the pixel grid, with a corner radius of 2px and a stroke (aligned to inside) of 1px.

2. I expanded the stroke, which changed the nodes and made the rounded rectangle...round – but not just its corners.

I have to manually convert nodes to sharp to fix that (NOT shown in the image), which is rather tedious, and I'm pretty sure that's a bug.

3. Screenshot #3 is the same as #2, only zoomed in.

Is it a known problem? Thanks.




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The problems with 'Expand Stroke' are well known and much discussed! Until the behaviour is improved, a useful workaround is to enlarge the object significantly (i.e. by ten times or more) prior to expansion, and then shrink it back down again afterwards.

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