Please join us in celebrating Inkscape's 20th Anniversary on Saturday,
November 18, at 12:00 UTC (Session 1) and / or 18:00 UTC (Session 2) in
our BBB room .
You'll hear Inkscape stories from fellow contributors, learn about the
history of the project, and ask questions, too!
We look forward to seeing you there!
1) The Big Blue Button room (hosted by Institut Polytechnique de Paris /
Télécom Paris) will open at the above times.
I'm hoping some experienced Inkscape users can confirm what I'm trying
to do is a good fit for Inkscape - or not.
I want to create control panels for electronic equipment which will be
printed or laser-engraved. Mostly text, but some simple graphics, and
svg output is needed, so my first thought was Inkscape was the right
tool for the job. The problem I've been trying to overcome is in
positioning text and graphics precisely where it needs to be.
What I'd like is the to position text and graphic objects by center
point and position them at specific X-Y locations on the drawing. For
example, say I want to position a 1/4" diameter circle precisely over a
hole that is located 2" in the X dimension and 1" in the Y dimension
(i.e. XY coordinates 2", 1") from the lower left corner of the panel
(which is 0",0"). While I've been able to manually subtract the
radius or 1/8" and position my circle at 1.875", .875" - that method
is more prone to error, especially when it has to be done dozens or
hundreds of times. I've tried grids and guides and snapping but haven't
found the combination that puts things exactly where I need them.
So my question is, can Inkscape be configured to do what I want to do,
and if so, how? I've read the manual and watched tutorials and while
but haven't found what I need on my own and thought it would save a lot
of time if I'd just explain what I would like in enough detail that more
experienced users could offer an opinion.
I know that Inkscape is very powerful and does many things well, but if
this isn't one of them I'd rather find a tool that does than continue to
be frustrated. Thanks in advance,