In designing an HO Scale version of my house, I decided it was an opportunity to learn Affinity designer. I have used Adobe Illustrator almost daily for years, but as I retire later this year, I figure it was time to switch. So half way through the project, I switched to Affinity. Mostly I am making the switch smoothly, but there are some questions I have that the Affinity tutorials and help forums don’t seem to address. I figure these are simple issues I am having with obvious answers. Maybe someone here has an idea.
Question 1. Is there the equivalent of the AI rotate tool? I have an object with a couple of angles that I want to rotate to align to another object that have odd angles. In Illustrator, I can choose an anchor point to use as my rotate point, but I can’t figure out how to do this in AD. For example…
… if I want to align the two faces, in Illustrator, I would use one anchor point to snap to another object’s anchor point, then using the Rotate tool, I would set the point of rotation to the aligned anchor points, and rotate until the two paths snap together. I can’t find the equivalent in Affinity Designer.
Question 2. Which is sort-of related, Can I use anchor points to align to other objects? For example, I want to use a path that has a dozen or so nodes/anchor points, and use one of the nodes to align to an node on another object. I can’t seem to select an object and use a specific node to snap it to another object.
I have other questions about using Designer, but these are the two I have found most frustrating so far.