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I don't know if there is a reason this isn't possible or if I am missing something, but I can't get the plane set of any grid type but isometric to align with each other.

When I make an isometric projection of a cube every plane of the grid just aligns and all the faces of the cube can join like this:




But when I make a dimetric projection the planes don't align with each other and the faces of the cube can't align with the grid:




I know I can just join the faces together anyway, but then the cube wouldn't align with the whole plane set.

I don't know if this is possible, but I think a solution would be to shift the plane consisting of the first and up axis, and the plane consisting of the second and up axis down or up to align with the plane consisting of the first and second axis. 

I also found this topic about the same problem, but the solution given there is to alter the spacing of the up axis instead of shifting the whole plane. This would also alter the proportions: 


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Did you tried in the AD 1.7.x beta?

  • Grid setup is now more interactive: origin can be dragged, axis scale adjusted and angle adjusted on-document, complete with snapping to objects and angles in the document to help you reconstruct useful grids from finished artworks or sketches.
  • By enabling Edit in Plane on the new Isometric Studio, tools can edit objects and appear to make those edits along the currently active plane—extremely useful for artists who enjoy working with any axonometric projections.

See also: Affinity Designer 1.7 beta now available

Though you better take the latest beta downloads here from the forum then!

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Thanks for the reply @v_kyr, that did the job.

I didn't think to check for any fixes in the beta. But that is exactly what was missing from the grid manager, and the isometric studio also is a nice addition. Although I don't know why they didn't just call it axonometric studio. I know isometric is the most popular form of axonometric projection but still.

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36 minutes ago, sam_hayden said:

Although I don't know why they didn't just call it axonometric studio.

My guess is because it is harder for most people to spell or pronounce. :P

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