Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Hi. New on AD. I opened a few times, but still trying to find my way (too long on AI). 

I exported a 2D drawing from Rhino as a PDF (since AI is not supported). I would like to assign different thicknesses to some of the lines of my drawing. 

The drawing lines are not joined in Rhino. When I open the PDF in AD the sketch looks to be all merged (using black arrow). Using the white arrow I just have too many nodes in every line to select them one by one, not even sure if this is the way. 

I would like to ask for help in this matter.

 

Kind regards , 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Look into the AD layers panel and how the imported sketch is represented there. Select the lines layers of interest there and alter their strokes etc.


☛ Affinity Designer 1.8.3 ◆ Affinity Photo 1.8.3 ◆ OSX El Capitan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, v_kyr said:

Look into the AD layers panel and how the imported sketch is represented there. Select the lines layers of interest there and alter their strokes etc.

There is one layer with everything in it. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Then the Rhino software probably exports all the vectors as one connected path. You can also try SVG as an exchange format, in order to see if it's the same then and as far as Rhino supports that format for exporting.


☛ Affinity Designer 1.8.3 ◆ Affinity Photo 1.8.3 ◆ OSX El Capitan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
22 hours ago, v_kyr said:

Then the Rhino software probably exports all the vectors as one connected path. You can also try SVG as an exchange format, in order to see if it's the same then and as far as Rhino supports that format for exporting.

I am giving a try to Rhino 6, apparently works much better in terms of wrapping the lines into PDF. Now AD do not struggle anymore.

Thanks

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Bruno,

I have only just started messing around with Affinity Designer, but I am very much planning on bouncing b/w Rhino and designer. I haven't had that problem with PDF, but what I can say is that you may want to either join your curves, or better yet do a curveboolean in Rhino before you save to PDF. That way you should have closed curves that are not just a bunch of segments.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Has anyone found a good workflow from Rhino to Affinity Designer?

I personally import as pdf, but unfortunately with that process I lose the layers I had in Rhino...

It is a lot of work exporting every layer separately. Does anyone have a better idea?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Please note the Annual Company Closure section in the Terms of Use. These are the Terms of Use you will be asked to agree to if you join the forum. | Privacy Policy | Guidelines | We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.