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Why do things get progressively worse with every upgrade?

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by Graphics2u, May 30, 2012.

  1. Graphics2u

    Graphics2u Very Active Member

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    Aren't things supposed to be improved as time goes by? I just got my Flexi 10.5 upgrade installed that I've had for 3 months, and within minutes of editing the first file I find that something has changed with the Optimize by Curve path editing tool. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, but I don't think so.

    You used to be able to click on two spots on a path and it would create a curve between those spots based on the existing path. Almost everytime it would give you a nice new curve, and it would come as close to the existing path as it could based on where you clicked on the path. It was great for editing scanned and traced images.

    That was too easy. Now when you click on the path the new curve is almost never anywhere close to the existing path! Sometimes it's just a straight line between the points. That means you need to go back and drag the direction handles on each point to get the curve you want. This was all done nearly automatically in 8.6 and previus versions. Once in a while you would need to drag a handle or move a point to to make the curve better but Flexi would almost give you the best curve the first time on it's own. This way will be a huge waste of time.

    I hope I'm missing something, and if I am please tell me.
     
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    thewood Very Active Member

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    Maybe try Optimize by Smooth Arc instead? I have witnessed the phenomenon you described when using Optimize by Curve--sometimes it will throw the handles way off the screen. It doesn't happen often though.
     
  3. Graphics2u

    Graphics2u Very Active Member

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    I have that happen also. But that's not the problem i'm having with the new version. I might not be explaining it well. I'll try to post some pics of what I'm talking about. Might take a while, kinda busy.
     
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