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Dylan SJ Perez

Affinity Designer - Dashed/Dotted lines aren't lining up at the start/end (where they meet)

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Hi all!

 

I've only been using the Designer software for a few days, and I have no previous with graphic design software outside of Photoshop.

 

My problem is that every time I create a dashed/dotted line, the dots never seem to match up where they meet at the start and end points, does anyone have any advice?

 

See the attached screenshot of the issue.

 

Thanks guys!

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The Phase setting in the Stroke panel does control the position "along" the line, but I'm not sure that is exactly what you want.

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Windows PCs. Photo and Designer, latest non-beta versions.

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I've messed with the width more (using finer adjustment and decimals) and that seems to have worked, I can't tell if it's 100% perfect but seems like it is, it'll work for now until a setting to automatically take care of this is implemented, thanks!

 

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3 hours ago, Dylan SJ Perez said:

I've messed with the width more (using finer adjustment and decimals) and that seems to have worked, I can't tell if it's 100% perfect but seems like it is, it'll work for now until a setting to automatically take care of this is implemented, thanks!

 

 

If you want all the dots to be just touching each other, then the diameter of the dots has to divide evenly (as much as we can) into the circumference of the circle right?

And the diameter of the dots is the line width in the all touching scenario. So πD/#circles=the line width that will work. 

If you're working with an oval, I'd suggest using an oval circumference calculator.

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