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Hi,

 

I have a logo consisting of a circle and two thick lines. I selected "scale with object" for both lines, but when I resize the group, the line thickness stays unchanged, so that the logo is not proportionally resized. What am I missing?

 

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Vince

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You have constraints on the Et group…

 

It is set not to resize as parent container resizes.

 

Remove this constraint, and the stroke thickness changes proportionally as expected.

 


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Oh yes - stupid me. I knew I had it working at some stage - but obviously got lost in the property changes. 

Would it be a good feature to have some kind of warning? Like "if you choose 'Scale with object' you must reenable the size constraints"?

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>> Would it be a good feature to have some kind of warning?

I don't think so, as there are cases where you would want to scale stroke / fx with an object, and not scale the object itself when the parent is resized.

 

For example: Resizing a logo, I want the line weights to scale, but when I resize the parent letterhead (for a new size of paper) I don't want the logo to resize at all.

 

I guess the clue is that the layer panel does indicate that this is a constrained group - so it is always worth checking what those constraints are, if you are seeing odd behaviour.


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33 minutes ago, Aammppaa said:

I guess the clue is that the layer panel does indicate that this is a constrained group - so it is always worth checking what those constraints are, if you are seeing odd behaviour.

Either my eyes are too old to see it or I have misunderstood what you meant (or both), but I do not see any indication that constraints have been applied to a layer on the Layers panel.

 

What kind of indicator should I be looking for?


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The parent group has the label Constraints Group - That's what I spotted. How or when that appears, I don't know!

 

Going to play around to see if I can learn anything.


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OK… so if I group two objects, and then add constraints to one of them, then the label changes from Group to Constraints Group.

 

But, if I nest one object inside another, and constrain the child, then the label of the parent does not change.

 

Seems inconsistent to me.

 

Perhaps it would be a useful feature to highlight objects in the Layer Panel that have constraints applied? Maybe something like the way in which Symbols are given the orange solid / dashed border on the left side.


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1 minute ago, Aammppaa said:

But, if I nest one object inside another, and constrain the child, then the label of the parent does not change.

There is that, plus that parent group objects with long names will push the (Constraints Group) label out of the visible area of the Layers panel, & that it does not seem to apply any special layer name to some container types (like the rectangle shown in the video tutorial).

 

I'm not sure if a Symbol-like indicator would be better, or maybe yet another badge for the thumbnail might be, but as it is now it seems both inconsistent & iffy.


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I facing the same problem as Vince42 about some element's "line thickness" didn't scale up together with to the entire group.

After watching this discussion, I am able to locate the check box "Scale with object" in the Stroke panel. It solves my problem. Thanks!

 

I would like to know how to keep the "fx effect" scale up and down accordingly? Now I need to adjust fx e.g. outer shadow or inner shadow after scale action.

Which studio panel can help to keeping the constraints?

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52 minutes ago, Ecnavda said:

I would like to know how to keep the "fx effect" scale up and down accordingly?

Tick the box at the bottom of the Layers Effects window that says "Scale with Object."


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Dear R C-R, Thank you! I am able to locate the box and it works very well.

It definitely help me to keep my design consistence, no matter my clients needs several scale drawings.

 

 

 

 

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I am glad that I were not the only one, who missed out the dependencies between "scale with" and "constraints". It would be really helpful, if there would be some hinting on conflicting settings, ie constraints that hinder scaling and vice versa. 

I am not using Affinity Designer on a daily basis, therefore I always need to read this post, whenever I run into a similar problem. ;)

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