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Y'all --

 

I was hoping to switch off of CorelDraw to Affinity Designer -- but there are so... many... features... missing. One specific one that makes my life very difficult is the lack of arrowheads on simple lines. I don't do "graphic design" where I can use big, bold splashy arrows all over the place -- I do technical diagrams, and I need to "point" to things. Custom building an arrowhead using some technique or another for every line is impossible, and using a brush stroke that makes the line really wide is also a no-go.

 

When will this feature be available? 

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Hi and welcome!

 

Arrowheads were "coming soon" three years ago, I believe. There's no published ETA for new features (or bug fixes). The developers are now mainly concentrating on the future Publisher app for desktop and Designer for iPad, and then there's a DAM coming.

 

 

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Hmmm... So the developers are focused in other areas rather than the windows application, which means the windows application is probably going to eventually die. I guess I should move back to Corel for a while, and recheck later to see if they've built a "complete" application, or if this is still around to try out when they have a few features. Thanks for the info.

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Just now, riw777 said:

Hmmm... So the developers are focused in other areas rather than the windows application, which means the windows application is probably going to eventually die.

 

I expect gradual improvement to Designer for all platforms for years to come. 

 

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1 minute ago, owenr said:

 

I expect gradual improvement to Designer for all platforms for years to come. 

 

 

The problem is -- you can't attract users without at least some minimal set of features... I would be glad to recommend this to my friends, if it had enough of a feature set to be useful, but -- at this point, it doesn't. In the mean time, people are spending money and getting involved in other ecosystems, which makes it harder, over time, to switch back out of those ecosystems. This "slow improvement in features over a number of years" is actually little more than the slow road to being obsolete. It's sad, really, because it does seem like it's a decent, if not stellar, product, and it has potential. 

 

It's not competing against products in the same class that are also developing over many years; it's competing against fully built out, fully featured products. While Adobe is making people upset with their rather expensive subscription -- there are many other options out there.

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I agree with your sentiments, but presently trust that 2019 will see considerably more focus on improving Designer and Photo on the three platforms.

 

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I've been asking for this for years. I keep hearing they are coming. I couldn't wait. I love AD, but without arrowheads, it's pretty much useless to me as a technical illustrator. There are workarounds, but the one I found easiest is to make my drawings in Vectorworks, which is my CAD app.

 

Publisher is coming....

DAM is coming...

 

In the meantime, I keep getting older and I have found other ways to do these things that I wish Affinity would do, but I can't wait years and years.

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I typically use a bunch of tools for any project....I have seen it not so much as a "this or that" case, mostly a case of using a different software apps for different stages of each project....Maybe I'm alone in this (too).


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+1 million for arrow heads on lines please. Muchly...

 

Very much so.

 

It would be a basic feature that would mean we would recommend this software even more than we do so already.

 

Arrow heads.

 

Please. thanks.

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