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So, I am just starting out with Affinity Designer, coming from Illustrator.

What I want to do is create shapes that are symmetrical by drawing lines, then duplicated and reflecting the lines and then joining the lines. This is done in Illustrator very easily by having the points I want to be combined in the same spots and then selecting both lines and going Object>Path>Join.

I tried doing the same thing in Affinity Designer and so I selected both lines, I then went to the Node Tool and hit Shift while selecting both overlapping nodes from both lines, then hit "Join Curves" but instead of getting a line with a sharp point in the middle I get a line that loops around and joins itself again.

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These are the lines I want to join, I drew the left one and then reflected it and moved it over one width of itself so it is lined up with the left one. The two lines I want to join But this is what results in Affinity Designer, the shape has two nodes at the top instead of combining both nodes into one.

The result

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  • Hi. Welcome to GDSE. I'm not an Affinity user, but are those corner nodes you are joining, or curve nodes? Maybe look into that.
    – Billy Kerr
    Feb 19 at 22:24
  • In Affinity D. version 1.10 this works as wanted (=no loop, only a single node at the joint)
    – user287001
    Aug 20 at 15:55
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I believe you can achieve your desired result by selecting both nodes in Node tool, as you have already figured out. However - after you have selected both of them, you right click on one of them and select Geometry > Merge curves.

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