Custom distance between objects

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aiat_gamer
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Custom distance between objects

Postby aiat_gamer » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:58 pm

I have a few rectangle all parallel to each other. I want to set their distance, but not at a constant distance. I thought about doing it for every two using object ---> Rows and columns but the problem is that when I want to set the distance between two objects, it rounds the number! For example I want to set the distance to 0.475 mm but it rounds it up to 0.5 :roll: . Is there a solution to this or another different way I can achieve my goal?

Lazur
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Re: Custom distance between objects

Postby Lazur » Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:54 am

Hi.

Could you explain a bit more your goal?

Maybe you could use a spacer object and the align and distribute panel.

Probably the mentioned number rounding is caused by some stroke widths?

aiat_gamer
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Re: Custom distance between objects

Postby aiat_gamer » Sat Aug 31, 2013 8:02 pm

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This is what I want to do, if you can help me please tell me step by step as I am very much a total noob!

tylerdurden
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Re: Custom distance between objects

Postby tylerdurden » Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:32 am

You might try setting guides by double-clicking on them and entering the desired value.

guides-dblClick.jpg
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Then you could snap the corners of your rectangles' "bounding boxes" to the guides.
Have a nice day.

I'm using Inkscape 0.92.2 (5c3e80d, 2017-08-06), 64 bit win8.1

The Inkscape manual has lots of helpful info! http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/

Lazur
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Re: Custom distance between objects

Postby Lazur » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:02 am

I would go this way:
SVG Image

However inkscape is not a cad program, and if you add/subtract from the paths, it can produce about 0,01 pixel inaccuracy.

tylerdurden
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Re: Custom distance between objects

Postby tylerdurden » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:27 am

"Remove Overlaps" seems pretty good too...

All the spacers can be sized & roughly placed overlapped, selected with the rectangles... then click the button:
overlaps.jpg
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Afterwards, the spacers can be moved to another layer and hidden (for future use).

(Too bad there is not a "Remove Gaps" button.)
Have a nice day.

I'm using Inkscape 0.92.2 (5c3e80d, 2017-08-06), 64 bit win8.1

The Inkscape manual has lots of helpful info! http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/


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