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by theozh
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:02 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: new user question - how to get rid of small box in center of window?
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: new user question - how to get rid of small box in center of window?

Do you have a screenshot? How does it look like?
...maybe like this...?
BlackBox.png
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This is called the canvas or page.
You can hide it in the Document Properties.
Press Shift+Ctrl+D | Page tab | Border | uncheck Page border
by theozh
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to avoid distortions with Stroke to Path?
Replies: 23
Views: 588

Re: How to avoid distortions with Stroke to Path?

@Polygon, find attached a sample... I'm curious how this behaves on your versions...
by theozh
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to avoid distortions with Stroke to Path?
Replies: 23
Views: 588

Re: How to avoid distortions with Stroke to Path?

Actually, it's difficult for me to believe that this should be numeric imprecision. A concrete example: One node of a crossing which should be at coordinates x=73.12, y=264.17 is actually located at x=73.023, y=264.348 (that's about 0.1% off. Well, a detail, who cares ;-)). If Inkscape really calcul...
by theozh
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to avoid distortions with Stroke to Path?
Replies: 23
Views: 588

Re: How to avoid distortions with Stroke to Path?

I have set the precision to the maximum (Numeric precision 16 digits and Minimum exponent -10). But I'm not sure whether this at all influences the calculation precision of Inkscape or just determines the SVG number output. Well, if I enlarge the path e.g. by 500% and do the "Stroke to Path&quo...
by theozh
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to avoid distortions with Stroke to Path?
Replies: 23
Views: 588

Re: How to avoid distortions with Stroke to Path?

well, also with (now really) Bézier curves I observe distortions. Blue=original path, Red=Stroke to Path.
This time, the "Stroke to Path" gets even thicker at some place...

StrokeToPathDistortion4.png
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by theozh
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to avoid distortions with Stroke to Path?
Replies: 23
Views: 588

Re: How to avoid distortions with Stroke to Path?

Actually, my curves were B-Splines....
Well, for this, there is already a bug report.
https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1502587
Although, with single paths it seems to work for me but not with combined paths.
by theozh
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to avoid distortions with Stroke to Path?
Replies: 23
Views: 588

Re: How to avoid distortions with Stroke to Path?

OK. Yes... The intuitive, direct way doesn't seem to work without distortions: 1. select combined path 2. Stroke to Path You get distortions. Workaround without distortions: 1. select combined path 2. break appart (fortunately, all the subpaths stay selected) 3. Stroke to Path (fortunately, all the ...
by theozh
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to avoid distortions with Stroke to Path?
Replies: 23
Views: 588

Re: How to avoid distortions with Stroke to Path?

My guess is you have some path effects on the original objects. Not that I know of. I haven't used any LPE. These are just some Bézier curves. There is nothing to convert with Shift+Ctrl+C. The status bar tells me: Path 8 nodes on layer Layer1 Well, if I break this path (Shift+Ctrl+K) into its 4 su...
by theozh
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to avoid distortions with Stroke to Path?
Replies: 23
Views: 588

How to avoid distortions with Stroke to Path?

When changing a stroke to path you get unwanted distortions. I wouldn't call them minor. 1. Why? 2. How to avoid them? Is there a preference setting which I haven't found yet? Example: To duplicated paths on top of each other. Black bottom, red top. After "stroke to path" of the top red pa...
by theozh
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: how to set angle of rectangle
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: how to set angle of rectangle

Select the rectangle - press the [ or ] key - each press will rotate 15° ClockWise (CW) or CounterClockWise (CCW) respectively. Doesn't work for me. Nothing is rotating... Probably some problems with the keyboard layout. Similar like Shift+Ctrl+7 which should be "Path effects" which is in...
by theozh
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:36 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Lines of Zero Width
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Lines of Zero Width

For laser cutting you typically (at least I do) export it to DXF and send it to the laser cutter. So, the stroke width in Inkscape doesn't really matter. Strange things can happen if you have a stroke width of 0, so I wouldn't to this. In general, I also would recommend to set Menubar | Edit | Prefe...
by theozh
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Connect intersecting lines
Replies: 19
Views: 477

Re: Connect intersecting lines

Thanks, @il_mix, for further testing on different versions and operating systems. Of course, instead of "approaching" I actually meant that the double click should be closer to the unselected than the selected path as long as (or as soon as) "Handle to path intersection" pops up....
by theozh
Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:51 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Connect intersecting lines
Replies: 19
Views: 477

Re: Connect intersecting lines

...on Launchpad you might want to vote that this bug also affects you... in order to catch the developer's attention...
https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/1713439
and maybe to a given time we might get an explanation by them...
by theozh
Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Connect intersecting lines
Replies: 19
Views: 477

Re: Connect intersecting lines

tylerdurden wrote:My doubleclicks only make a single node on one path tho.

Well, I once had this too... but somehow it changed somewhen for some reason... haven't found out yet why... haven't changed anything intentionally... painful... :?
by theozh
Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Connect intersecting lines
Replies: 19
Views: 477

Re: Connect intersecting lines

...my suspicion: it depends on the zoom level ?! The closer you are zoomed in, the less precise it will hit the intersection. So if you are zoomed out pretty far, it seems to hit the "exact" intersection best. Maybe it has something to do with the "snap tolerance" and the (visual...
by theozh
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Connect intersecting lines
Replies: 19
Views: 477

Re: Connect intersecting lines

hmm... strange, apparently, some more parameters determine whether it will work or not... :?
by theozh
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Connect intersecting lines
Replies: 19
Views: 477

Re: Connect intersecting lines

@tylerdurden, are you approaching the intersection with the cursor closer to the unselected path than to the selected one?
That seems to make the difference... (at least on my system)...
by theozh
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: convert svg to jpg
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: convert svg to jpg

Hi @Gitte, what is your final goal? Do you have a SVG file and want to import it into an MS Word document? Well, then you have to convert the SVG to something which MS Word can import. As @Moini and @flamingolady said, I also would go for PNG with high enough dpi. As alternative solution: instead of...
by theozh
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Connect intersecting lines
Replies: 19
Views: 477

Re: Connect intersecting lines

Hi @il_mix, In order to get a new node at the intersection try the following: 1. set snap to intersections, all other snapping off 2. select one path, leave the other unselected 3. with the Node Tool (F2) cursor approach the intersection from direction of the other unselected(!) path 4. as soon as &...
by theozh
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Dragging bitmap images from browser to Inkscape?
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: Dragging bitmap images from browser to Inkscape?

I'm sure you have already tried it. What I get when dragging e.g. from Firefox is a Bitmap Import dialog but if I press OK I get an Error Message. So it seems like it is intented to work but for some reason (access rights(?) or Inkscape bug(?)) it doesn't. Maybe worth filing a bug report? For the ti...
by theozh
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to view multiple tool windows at the same time?
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: How to view multiple tool windows at the same time?

Well, the arrangment of these dialog windows is sometimes pretty messy. I still haven't fully understood how it really works. Maybe it helps you if you make them floating...? Move the mouse pointer to the "headline" until it changes to a "hand". Click and drag the dialog into you...
by theozh
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: How to lock objects so they can't be moved but still be able to align to them?
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Re: How to lock objects so they can't be moved but still be able to align to them?

@seans_potato_biz, just for curiosity... How does a typical align process look like? I assume, since it's letters you are aligning to some font baseline? What about horizontal alignment? I further assume it is not just a simple "align center on vertical axis" & "align center on ho...
by theozh
Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:46 am
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Connect intersecting lines
Replies: 19
Views: 477

Re: Connect intersecting lines

tylerdurden wrote:Seems there may always be some precision issues due to arcs and booleans.

Why do you think so? ;-) Inkscape claims to have a precision up to 16 digits! :lol:
See: viewtopic.php?f=22&t=32160
by theozh
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Display center coordinates of an object
Replies: 5
Views: 424

Re: Display center coordinates of an object

@Kurt & @brynn, besides using a rectangle or line it's probably more clear to create a guide with an origin at the desired location as long there seems to be no direct way for reading or entering coordinates other than lower left corne, e.g. center or midpoints or other corners. 1. drag a guide ...
by theozh
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Help with using Inkscape
Topic: Connect intersecting lines
Replies: 19
Views: 477

Re: Connect intersecting lines

well, it seems not so easy with Inkscape. When I had similar geometric questions, I was told several times: "Inkscape is not a CAD-Tool" ;-). Well, CAD-tools have a simple Trim-Tool deleting e.g. a "free path end" until the next intersection. And I'm sure, all the ingredients are...

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