I think the easiest way to do this would be to copy the part of the chair you want to edit, then to paste it somewhere in your document where there is no other object, then, when you're done editing, to move it back and delete the original (it's important to insert it back into the correct group, though).
There are other ways, of course:
- you could 'hide' all objects that are not the object you have selected. I think, though, there is currently no option to hide multiple objects at once with a keyboard shortcut or from the menu, and the . Selecting 'all other objects' is already possible (the 'solo' command in the right-click menu of the objects dialog would probably do exactly what you want, but it does not work - might still need a bug report...).
- you can move the object to another layer, then 'hide' all other layers using the 'solo' item in the layer's right-click menu (this does work).
- you could copy the object into its own file, then transfer it back.
It would certainly be possible (and very, very easy) to write an extension that hides everything but the selected object. For unhiding, the 'unhide all' item in the Edit menu can be used.
Kind Regards, Maren
Am 30.01.2017 um 22:58 schrieb Lars:
Say an SVG file has a chair. The chair is composed of several parts. It has a back, legs, etc.
Is there any way to isolate one part of the chair only (one object? one vector section? sorry I do not know the correct term or word for it) and edit it isolated from all the other parts, say in its own window?
Indeed you can select a particular part of the chair and edit it with all the other parts near it.. but I am wondering if you can completely isolate it, say in it's own edit window, to focus only on it, zoom in on it, etc.
As a newbie, this may be something everyone knows how to do. Apologies if it's easy and I just missed how to do it.
The idea is I want to focus on certain parts of the drawing and ignore the rest.
And, if this feature doesn't exist in the standard program as it is, would such an idea be possible with an extension?
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