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Working with Corel Draw, i often use the Virtual Segment Delete tool to delete segments of overlaping objects.

New on Affinity Designer, i miss this tool. Does it exist, where can i find it?

Thanks

Felix

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Hi Felix P,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
There's no way to delete a segment of a shape directly but you can break the nodes that surround the segment, so it becomes an independent line, then delete it. To do this with the shape/object selected, select the Node Tool, shift-click the two nodes that delimit the segment you want to delete then go to the context toolbar and click the Break Curve icon in the Action section (the first icon from left to right).

If you now deselect the shape and reselect it again you will have the segment and the rest of the shape as two separate objects. Delete the line/segment you want to discard.

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Thanks a lot MEB

It's a doable workaround, would be nice to have a kife-scisors-tool as sharp and short as at Corel Draw.

Rest of Affinity Designer: Fantastic, worth to change to!

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On 7/8/2019 at 3:23 AM, MEB said:

Hi Felix P,
Welcome to Affinity Forums :)
There's no way to delete a segment of a shape directly but you can break the nodes that surround the segment, so it becomes an independent line, then delete it. To do this with the shape/object selected, select the Node Tool, shift-click the two nodes that delimit the segment you want to delete then go to the context toolbar and click the Break Curve icon in the Action section (the first icon from left to right).

If you now deselect the shape and reselect it again you will have the segment and the rest of the shape as two separate objects. Delete the line/segment you want to discard.

@MEB ... I'm trying to get my company to switch from the Adobe CC to Affinity... but missing features like this make it a real challenge to convince my colleagues to make the jump. Is there any way I / the community can encourage / bribe  the devs to make this common task more simple? Some apps allow a modifier + mouse click to delete a node (proper delete, not just remove node).

We don't need much just basic vector features:

  • Delete node
  • Delete segment 
  • Knife / scissors
  • Find same fill / stroke weight /colour 

P L E A S E !!!  We're begging!!! LOL

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I bought Affinity Publisher and Im thinking about buying Designer but this Virtual Segment Delete tool like Corel it's a must. Also smart fill tool but that is for another thread.

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