Figma Support Forum

Stroke cap — Big circle

Migrating over to Figma. Literally found a limit within 2 minutes.

In Figma, you can’t end a line with an arrowhead on one end, and a circle or dot on the other.
Illustrator has been able to do it for 25+ years. Sketch can do it. Even PowerPoint can do it.

But Figma can’t?

On the Figma dropdown menu, it mixes up caps with ends. Round and Square are caps. Line Arrow and Triangle Arrow are ends (or tips). Nothing else can be done except arrowheads.

I make a lot of wireflows, so this seemingly small thing is actually a big annoyance for me.

Has anyone else noticed this?




2 Likes

+1

I end up using a tedious workaround of creating a line ending with an arrow with a circle object. Definitely not ideal, particularly for large flows. Maybe there is a PlugIn as an interim solution?

If there were a circle/square/dot-at-the-end-of-a-path option, it would also be great to be able to control its size independent of the width of the stroke – for instance, being able to have a large circle even though my stroke is only 2pt wide, for example.

And opacity control for that circle (independent of the line’s opacity) would be icing on the cake.

1 Like

Yes, quite annoying so +1 to this issue.
Try Autoflow and/or Arrow Auto plugins though, it adds arrows between two objects/frames.

1 Like

Even more annoying now that they released an update to this feature and introduced different ends, but instead of circle or dot they put a diamond. Diamond can get confusing when you are using an arrowhead at the other end. Too many angles.