15 Aug 2021, 10:49 pm

I moved from Intaglio to Affinity Designer

For those who may be interested, after using Intaglio for many years and following the discussion about Intaglio’s future for many months, I finally decided to move to Affinity Designer. Although it doesn’t include automatic dimension lines for dimensioned drawings, it’s other capabilities are impressive (yes, it’s more complex than Intaglio). It handles both vector and raster drawing nicely. You do have to learn its mindset, such as every graphic element being on its own layer (its layers are very different than Intaglio layers). There are many YouTube videos provided by users, and Affinity has many videos of their own about how to use the software. I watched quite a few of them before deciding to buy the software. I’m now in the process of converting some of my most important Intaglio files to Affinity Designer files via copy/paste/clean-up. As with many things in the world today, “Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine.”


15 Aug 2021, 11:32 pm

Make sure Affinity can’t read svg. You can export from Intaglio and then read. I was able to do this with EazyDraw.

Affinity is on a totally different track with layers. More like Photoshop or Pixelmator.

EazyDraw is like Intaglio with respect to layers. Depends on how you are using layers. EasyDraw is better for say a house drawing. You can show or hide say the electrical or notes or whatever.

Sounds like Affinity is good for your needs. And lower cost than EazyDraw.