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How to copy or cut a part of a path/curve???

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Hello fellows,

Can someone pleeeeeaaase explain to me how I can reuse only a part of a path?

I manage to mark several points, I can drag them around or delete them, but when I copy and paste them, Affinity Designer pastes me the whole path instead (not just the nodes I've previously selected). I'm only familiar with adobe illustrator, where this method (selecting, copy/paste) works like a charm. It's like an everyday thing to do for me and thus quite important for my work.

Thank you for your help and thank you guys from Affinity for that awesome application!

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Hi hannah,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

It's not possible to perform the copy/paste operation of nodes/segments in Affinity Designer as you do in Illustrator. If you want to reuse part of a path you have to duplicate it then break the nodes that surround the segment you want - see clip below.

 

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Thank you very much MEB for this quick response and your explanation!

Though I must say that rather feels like a laborious work-around than a workflow-sustaining solution to me... similar to using "intersect" to achieve this.
well, nothing is perfect i guess.

May I ask you if developers are on this subject? Or is there any way to more officially ask for the implementation of a beloved feature?

bon courage

 

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This workaround is laborious to say the least.  So I have to copy an entire layer just to get a few line strokes?


iPad Pro 9.7” (A1674), Affinity Designer for iPad 1.6.4.45

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