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After reading this post about 'relative transforms' and the possibility to do this in the transform panel with mathematic expressions I want to suggest to add to the transform panel a checkbox to duplicate an object with the transform. There also could be a key combination like ALT+ENTER to invoke this.

Of course I know how to duplicate objects by CTRL+dragging with the mouse.

My suggestion could be helpful with more precise design operations.

I think I posted this some time ago already. Bring over the small calculator input devices from the iPad versions to indicate that mathematical expressions are available at all.

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1 hour ago, dominik said:

After reading this post about 'relative transforms' and the possibility to do this in the transform panel with mathematic expressions I want to suggest to add to the transform panel a checkbox to duplicate an object with the transform.

Interesting thought. But not much simpler than Ctrl+J (or Cmd+J on Mac) followed by typing in the Transform panel, is it? The Ctrl+J duplicates the current selected item, and the Transform panel will then act on that duplicate.

After that, repeated Ctrl+J performs a power duplicate, duplicating and transforming the duplicate automatically.


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1 hour ago, walt.farrell said:

Interesting thought. But not much simpler than Ctrl+J (or Cmd+J on Mac) followed by typing in the Transform panel, is it? The Ctrl+J duplicates the current selected item, and the Transform panel will then act on that duplicate.

After that, repeated Ctrl+J performs a power duplicate, duplicating and transforming the duplicate automatically.

This is correct and more the Affinity way. I hae those transform commands in AI in mind that pop up a message box where you can enter values and check the 'create copy' option. It might be familiar to users switching from Adobe (and we know there are quite some ;-) ) to have such a checkbox in sight.

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Affinity Designer for iPad 1.7.0.7   |   Affinity Photo for iPad 1.6.8.77

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