I am starting with affinity designer and I want to join different objects to create one shape. The objects I am working are these:
I thought that selecting all the objects and using the geometry function add would result in the intended shape, but the outcome is this:
As you can see the shape is a bit weird. There are unnecesary nodes that should be deleted and the parts of the shape are completely disconnected. I understand that the problem is caused by the fact that the objects are collinear but not overlaping. The shape, once exported looks fine, but if I try to add a border it will look weird:
Is there an option to solve this problem? Am I doing something wrong? Is there a way to merge the different parts of the shape with collinear borders?
In this last image I have created a gap between the different parts to show more clearly how the nodes have been generated: