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I'm trying to follow a cool tutorial made for Illustrator with Affinity Designer, but I'm getting stocked with a problem.


When trying to create a union out of the attached example.afdesign shape, the result is not really good.

Is it a bug or do I made something wrong? Everything is working fine when using the pathfinder utility from Illustrator...


Affinity Designer version: 

- Beta

- Released App Store version




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Hi ggsm,


You're doing nothing wrong - that particular example seems to fail terribly - for which I am really sorry :(  I will try to spend time looking at this very soon. I'm genuinely really sorry for any inconvenience this causes in the meantime. For what it's worth, I've found I can basically provoke this to work by adding extra (unnecessary) nodes to the circle all around its outline - for some reason it makes the result more likely to succeed as expected - but this is in no way a solution, just a way for you to achieve roughly what you wanted temporarily while I try to get this fixed.


Sorry again,


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Hi MattP,


thanks for the fast response. I noticed the same issue when drawing the shadow of the "chat icon", just in case that you need another test case.


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