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Snapping to grid problems in Designer

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Hi,

I'm trying to snap to grid on iPad (Affinity Designer).  I define the grid and divisions, make sure it's shown, go to snapping options and turn on 'snap to grid'.  However using Apple Pencil, Designer seems to actively avoid starting my shape (rectangle, line, etc) on a grid intersection point, instead starting it several mm away.  When adjusting the shape  subsequently, there is a small area around the grid intersections where the node turns green or yellow and snaps.

I've tried many permutations of the snapping settings, using the various switches around layers, geometry and so forth, but the behaviour remains.  I've tried snapping to the 'main grid' not just the divisions, still no joy.

How do I make it only snap to the grid, and snap even if the stroke starts a reasonable distance from it?

Thanks

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Can you do a screen recording and post here to show exactly what you are doing.


IPad Pro 10.5 512GB iOS 12.3.1 Affinity Photo 1.7.2.146 Affinity Design 1.7.1.1 Publisher for iPad ?

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Video attached, thanks for that.

For rectangles (where I originally found issues), it's as if it doesn't start the rectangle at the point I start dragging.  Rather, it waits for me to move a few mm before starting.  I suspected the registration of the pencil was off, but it works accurately with the pencil tool and other apps.

In the case of the pencil tool, it seems not to snap in any way but I imagine that's by design.

I've shown my snapping settings as well.

Thanks

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If you go to settings Control centre and add screen recording, you can record straight off the iPad screen. :)

I am seeing same behaviour. If you start a little before the line it will snap correctly. Not sure if this is by design or a bugs. Mods may be able to clarify.

 

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IPad Pro 10.5 512GB iOS 12.3.1 Affinity Photo 1.7.2.146 Affinity Design 1.7.1.1 Publisher for iPad ?

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Thanks for that.   I do know about the screen recording but did the 'old skool' to show the physical position of the pencil.  The blue circle is pretty big :)

Trying it in the Mac version there is a 'tendency' to snap, but it's not a strong one.  An option along the lines of 'constrain to grid' which actually prevents you from starting/finishing a shape outside the grid points would be nice, rather than the 'gentle nudging' you get with the current snapping.

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Hi,

I'd really like a response on this.  Affinity is so capable but all I'm after here is 'snap to grid'.  Here's an example on another tool, it just snaps to the grid and away you go.  That's all I'm after, how do I do this?

I saw another post saying a dev was working on this (around september).  Is it still being worked on?  I'd like to know if it's a bug or a misunderstanding on my part.

Thanks

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Well, no response and two weeks have passed.  Is this forum the best channel for support?  It seems to be a clearly demonstrated bug to me, in an important feature, so a quick acknowledgement of it and rough timings would be a big help.

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@Glinkot Unfortunately, while users have reported dozens of 'bugs', the only release in recent months was to address screen size on new iPads. Moderators have stated several times that an update will be coming (1.7), but Devs give no timeline.  In the meantime Users are left searching for workarounds or if driven by deadlines, are moving to other apps. Still these Affinity apps are hard to beat! Hopefully we will see a major update soon.

Try posting the issue in the Bugs thread. 


IPad Pro 10.5 512GB iOS 12.3.1 Affinity Photo 1.7.2.146 Affinity Design 1.7.1.1 Publisher for iPad ?

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Yes it's a shame, the product itself is so nicely thought out, but that counts for less when you just need to do something and you're not sure if you're doing it wrong or if it's a bug!  Looks like you're the defacto community manager ;)

Ah well, we'll wait I guess.  The piece of work I had to do (some mockups) was in no way possible without grids, so I did it in something else.  So I guess I'll check later - wouldn't want to be a graphic designer depending heavily on it though

Thanks for your replies :)

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