Connect a circle and a line together

I want to connect a path to a circle so that when I move the circle, the path will follow automatically. I can’t just merge the shape together, since that wouldn’t allow for the circle to have seperate properties (such as color) from the line.

Right now when I move the circle, I have to adjust the path myself which is annoying.

The example behavior that I want to achieve.

Is it possible to do that? I could be either on Adobe Illustrator or Affinity Designer.

PS. I have tried to search this before asking but I don’t know the keywords so the search results didn’t satisfy my need. I only found this but it’s Inkscape.

Answer

In Illustrator, it’s actually quite simple and easy.

Use the Direct Selection Tool (A) to select the whole area around the circle (including the anchor points from the lines)

Then just drag it to the desired area.

See GIF below:

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You have to use the Direct Selection Tool as opposed to the regular one, because the regular one will select full paths, you just want to select anchors themselves.


Another example:

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