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As you can see from the video I tried this and it does not work. 

Curiously upon further investigation I noticed that it does not work on freshly created straight lines made with the Pen Tool. If the lines are modified in some way, then it starts working. 

Is this a bug?

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@bordercross

Couldn't watch your video first time round as I was not on a PC. 

Odd, it works perfectly for me. These are all freshly created straight lines.

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As you can see, all the top nodes were selected with a marquee. I can also press down shift and add nodes to the selection, as I did with the three nodes on the horizontal lines.

You don't say what app or OS you are using but that was done in Designer 1.6.5.123 on a Windows 10 PC. I also tried the same thing with Photo 1.6.5 .123 and that worked properly too.

Maybe a Mac thing?

 

 

 

 


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Mac wise it gets odd, watch the gif below, I made multiple lines, the vertical ones are all duplicates of the first, the horizontal lines are just a duplicate of the vertical lines. The node tool is selected all the layers are selected and then I get this odd selection.

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@toltec

you can select the nodes because your strokes are not perfect horizontal or vertical.

i believe that this is a known bug


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1 minute ago, dutchshader said:

@toltec

you can select the nodes because your strokes are not perfect horizontal or vertical.

i believe that this is a known bug

Yep, just twisted my lines a bit and all nodes can be selected.


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5 minutes ago, dutchshader said:

@toltec

you can select the nodes because your strokes are not perfect horizontal or vertical.

i believe that this is a known bug

Oh yes.

Groan :( Another bug.


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Well, hopefully it will be fixed soon in the next release 1.7?

I was also surprised that the Node Tool can only select nodes if the shape is first selected with the Move Tool.
That does not seem very intuitive. 

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I can select something by cmd + clicking on a feature while in the node tool.  I'm running it on a mac, maybe a PC is different.


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Yes, this also work on the Mac, but I meant that using the Node Tool to draw a selection marquee around a group of nodes is not possible unless the objects are first selected by the Move Tool.

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The problem of not being able to select Horizontal or Vertical line segment nodes with a marquee still seems to persist in the most recent Beta version of Affinity Designer 1.0.7.11. Only after selecting every individual node and moving it can they be selected with a marquee. This is extremely tedious when working with many individual line segments. 

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4 hours ago, bordercross said:

The problem of not being able to select Horizontal or Vertical line segment nodes with a marquee still seems to persist in the most recent Beta version of Affinity Designer 1.0.7.11. Only after selecting every individual node and moving it can they be selected with a marquee. This is extremely tedious when working with many individual line segments. 

Don't know if you are on Mac or Windows but on Mac what you describe is the behaviour I get with 1.7.0.11


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2 hours ago, bandass said:

Haven't used AI in years. Never used it much. So I'm not sure what you mean by drag select. AD's node tool will select nodes by dragging a marquee over them. Those selected will move all at once if in the tool context bar "snap all selected nodes while dragging" is active.

The issue is making a marquee node selection on a straight line where all its nodes are either horizontally or vertically aligned. It is a known bug, as confirmed in this recent reply by @Sean P.


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Pressing Option (Alt) and then dragging a free-hand marquee around vertically and horizontally aligned nodes will select them, but as with previous comments you have to select the layers you want to select from, not even grouping the layers saves you from this tedium.

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firstdefence, thanks for this note.  Please note that you have to be in version 1.7 to have the option of doing a free-hand marquee.  1.6 doesn't have the option.


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