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Andariel

Line segments: Auto shape creation, path management

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Greetings! 

I've just recently picked up a version for Affinity Designer for Mac and so far, I'm very impressed. 

A few things I've noticed doing some routine work 

1) Line segment isolation is a pain currently. Would love a simple "eraser" tool that automatically selects a line segment between points, isolates it, (opens the path if it's in a closed path), and deletes it.

2) Bisecting closed paths (loops) with an open path should automatically create new shapes (ex, bisecting a circle with a simple line should (if we want) create two new half-circle shapes). This makes filling in colors MUCH simpler. The current workaround is a little silly. 

3) The pen tool should automatically join paths unless specifically specified otherwise (shortcut or menu option) - sometimes I may use an anchor point as a reference point for other shapes... but sometimes, I just want to join some paths :)

I'm fairly sure these aren't new requests as I've seen other users complain about these particular issues. 

Amazing software to be sure. I'm considering Publisher as well but I might have to hold off till I get a better feel for aforementioned as these simple concerns are a huge time waster in the current iteration. 

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7 minutes ago, Andariel said:

1) Line segment isolation is a pain currently. Would love a simple "eraser" tool that automatically selects a line segment between points, isolates it, (opens the path if it's in a closed path), and deletes it.

I can get behind this for certain. The other two I am a bit hazy on whether or not I actually need them.


MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Mac OS 10.12.6 || Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 10.14.5

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8 minutes ago, Old Bruce said:

I can get behind this for certain. The other two I am a bit hazy on whether or not I actually need them.

You need them trust me! :) 

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