Is there an automated way to indicate the center of circles

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notMyUserName
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Is there an automated way to indicate the center of circles

Postby notMyUserName » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:30 am

Greetings again,

Is there a way to have Inkscape draw a mark at the center of circles - a cross or a dot or dot with cross would all be fine. To be clear, I mean an actual object in the drawing. I can to this by hand but I have to do it for like 20-something circles and if at all possible would rather not.

[The reason for this is stupid and has to do with a newly discovered break in our toolchain do to a new fab (CNC and printing) place we are using.]

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Re: Is there an automated way to indicate the center of circles

Postby tylerdurden » Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:31 pm

20 objects is that not that many... I would use snapping to object centers and just duplicate a centermark for each circle.

If I had to do 200 circles, then I might consider developing an automated way to do it.
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Re: Is there an automated way to indicate the center of circles

Postby brynn » Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:25 pm

Draw one circle, and add a center mark to it. Then duplicate that one 19 times.

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Re: Is there an automated way to indicate the center of circles

Postby druban » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:14 am

Cloning seems to be the way to go, that way if you decide to change the center indicator all will update at the same time.
I think Tyler and I agree on what is 'a lot' of objects, in that the amount of work to individually do it for 20 circles might actually be the same or less than the amount of work to set it up to be done automatically...
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Re: Is there an automated way to indicate the center of circles

Postby tylerdurden » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:33 am

I presumed the OP already has circles in the design (maybe of various sizes) and needs centermarks on those existing circles to set drilling operations in a CAM program.

If new circles are needed... yes, cloning.
Have a nice day.

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

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Re: Is there an automated way to indicate the center of circles

Postby ragstian » Fri Jan 25, 2019 6:10 pm

Hi.

This might be an easy extension to write. Anyone up for the challenge?
If not I might give it a try.
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