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Problem: items split with the boolean "divide" operation don't merge back together correctly using the "add" operation.

Simplest steps to reproduce: (or see attached file for example that brought issue to my attention, or watch attached video for clarification)

  1. Create two concentric circles
  2. Subtract inner circle from outer circle
  3. Copy new "donut" and offset from original
  4. "Divide" two shapes
  5. Delete several segments
  6. "Add" remaining arcs
  7. Shape should be continuous outline, but is not.

 

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On 8/9/2019 at 6:09 PM, libelle said:

Thanks for the update! Sorry to post a known issue -- I looked in the forum, but must have used the wrong search terms, as I didn't find it reported. 

Serif can safely bump this issue all the way to the top of the stack. Designer has so few vector features - and yet the ones you have are primitive and faulty. Expand stroke is faulty too and "is with development to be fixed" as is boolean operations - that will be rewritten. This has been a big issue for years so when it will be fixed ... we just don't know. We just have the inferior feature. That we know.

@libelle It is indeed a known issue but it cant get reported enough. The good news is that every other product you can buy has got it right. They probably won the competition for good programmers.


I gave up using Designer for hobby use - a "professional" vector drawing program without actual vector features. Customers waiting for five years in vain is more than any company can ask for. Maybe if Affinity Designer 2.0 gets real and advanced vector features I can use it. Until then... I am a customer, a potential upgrader and an active observer with an opinion. Currently I am slowly finishing a project I started in Designer.

Further... give up and please hire an UX (usability designer), Serif. It is how professional software is made in this century.

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Try this scenario too:

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Divide ... what happened?

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Remove inner circles ... wait, what?

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But this is what leads you to the purchase... the contrast between code and marketing is jaw dropping... stunning:

Graphics Software Redefined

Our creative suite of professional applications for desktop and iPad have everything you need to bring your ideas to life. From the smoothest, fastest photo editing and graphic design software to the most powerful publishing software, Affinity apps are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with creative technology.

 

Forget the boundaries, Serif. Get the core features working. Other companies does it right:

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I gave up using Designer for hobby use - a "professional" vector drawing program without actual vector features. Customers waiting for five years in vain is more than any company can ask for. Maybe if Affinity Designer 2.0 gets real and advanced vector features I can use it. Until then... I am a customer, a potential upgrader and an active observer with an opinion. Currently I am slowly finishing a project I started in Designer.

Further... give up and please hire an UX (usability designer), Serif. It is how professional software is made in this century.

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I looked at this example to see if it's related to one I recently posted. I do 3D modeling also, and it looks like issues I've had in that realm where points that are supposedly co-positional are not properly welded together in the boolean operations even when they should be. The results in slightly different curve shapes left over, so the boolean operations do not work as they should.

 

Erich

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I took the above example scene and operated on only the inner wedge of curves. When adding you can see that not only are co-positional points not properly welded together, but extra points are added where they should not be. The further example has the history also saved to it.

Erich

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I gave up using Designer for hobby use - a "professional" vector drawing program without actual vector features. Customers waiting for five years in vain is more than any company can ask for. Maybe if Affinity Designer 2.0 gets real and advanced vector features I can use it. Until then... I am a customer, a potential upgrader and an active observer with an opinion. Currently I am slowly finishing a project I started in Designer.

Further... give up and please hire an UX (usability designer), Serif. It is how professional software is made in this century.

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