Thomas (speleo3) has just implemented pinch-to-zoom for the Inkscape canvas.
As our devs don't have the necessary hardware/system combination to test
the new pinch-to-zoom feature for the upcoming Inkscape 1.0 on Linux,
we're looking for someone who
- has a working multi-touch touch screen or multi-touch trackpad
- on a Linux system (most easily probably Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu
derivatives, where we have a ppa for installing)
- with current (newer than Dec. 22nd 2018) Inkscape master development
(find installation options here: https://inkscape.org/releases/master/
- preferably ppa or self-compiled, as the containerization by
snap/flatpak could (maybe?) interfere with testing).
Please post your findings here:
Documentation will be available here:
written yet as of now)
I didn't get an answer to this a year ago and the problem has come again
so I thought I would repost to see if I have any more luck with
responses this time:
If I produce a new drawing on an A4 page with Display and User units in
mm with a scaling factor of 1.0, I can draw a rectangle of XxY and when
I use the Visualise->Measure Path Extension with a Scale Factor of 100
and Length Unit in m - I get exactly the right dimensions for the
rectangle for its perimeter length and area - all good!
However, I have imported a surveyor's map from a PDF file into Inkscape
SVG (using defaults) and I need to be able to draw rectangles on it as
above in mm (like my test) that will correspond to m in the real world
but the drawing is on an A3 page and I have tried scaling and everything
else I can think of and Googled a lot but I still can't do what I was
able to do with my little test case.
How can I convert the drawing to be on an A4 page with mm units so the
mm correspond to m in the real world and the Measure Path Extension will
give me the correct result in m and sqm?
The original PDF says the scale was 1:500.
I am using:
Inkscape 0.92.3 (2405546, 2018-03-11)
PO Box 896
Cowra NSW 2794
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