=====Inkscape=====

=====how to set the color of a pattern===== (edit the XML) https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/15580/how-can-i-color-a-pattern-in-inkscape

=====fill patterns===== how to adjust the pattern using the ‘node tool’: http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=4756

=====Hershey Text===== Single line font rendering for CNC / Laser Hershey Text is built into Inkscape as of version 0.91.0

Extensions > Render > Herschey Text

=====fonts=====

  • http://understandingfonts.com/blog/2011/11/typography-extensions-in-inkscape-0-49/ =====stempelen===== tijdens slepen kun je met spatie duplicaten van je selectie achterlaten

=====keep stroke-width while scaling===== Rechtsboven in de toolbar staan 3 ‘Affect’ knopjes. De eerste uitzetten.

=====probleem: copy-paste converteert naar bitmap===== Oplossing: In X11 preferences het volgende UIT zetten: Update Pasteboard when CLIPBOARD changes

=====online center line trace===== http://www.roitsystems.com/cgi-bin/autotrace/tracer.pl

=====inkscape without X11=====

  • http://caih.org/open-source-software/fixing-inkscape-in-mac-os-x/

=====Inkscape crashcourse TIP!=====

  • http://www.chrishilbig.com/a-crash-course-in-inkscape/

=====The fantastic lxml wrapper for libxml2 is required (on Mac OSX)===== This might work: edit /Applications/Inkscape.app/Contents/Resources/bin/inkscape

add:

export VERSIONER_PYTHON_VERSION=2.6

just before:

export VERSIONER_PYTHON_PREFER_32_BIT=yes

=====Connect multiple lines=====

  • http://superuser.com/questions/137887/inkscape-how-to-connect-several-lines-and-arcs-into-one-continuous-path

=====Sneltoetsen=====

  • Ctrl+Shift+F voor het Fill & Stroke panel
  • Ctrl+Shift+X = xml editor
  • Ctrl+Shift+K = break apart path
  • Ctrl+K = combine path
  • Ctrl+Shift+A = align and distribute
  • Ctrl+Shift+D = document settings (always set default units to mm)
  • Ctrl+G = group
    • en - = in en uitzoomen
  • = grid aan/uitzetten

  • = snap to guides aan/uitzetten

=====Stroke venster aanzetten===== Klikken op de stroke color linksonder in de statusbalk. Of Ctrl+Shift+F.

=====Snap to things===== View->Show/Hide->Snap Controls om de toolbar aan te zetten voor ‘snap’ knopjes.

=====Guides===== Er zijn ook diagonale guides. Je kunt dubbelklikken op een guide om cijfers in te typen.

=====Affect rechtsboven in toolbar===== Bij resizen kun je met Affect aangeven dat ie bijv de lijndikte met rust moet laten.

=====accurate dimensions and linear extrude to OpenSCAD=====

  • draw a rect
  • type in 0 for x and 0 for y
  • stroke width 1mm
  • draw two circles / ellipses
  • set width and height to 5mm
  • position them roughy on the rect
  • for left circle make x 10
  • for right circle make x 90
  • (circles are not centered)
  • make y for both circles the same
  • group the two circles
  • use align center horizontal and vertically

next step is to extrude

  • ([[OpenSCAD]] cannot do bezier curves yet so converting a circle to a path is not enough). You need to save the dxf with only straight lines.

  • ungroup the circles
  • set a fill color for rect
  • select rect first and than one of the circles
  • then do a difference via the (?) menu
  • select all nodes
  • menu extensions modify path - add nodes
  • make length 2 pixels (it makes a lot of nodes)
  • now there are still curves only shorter ones. You now need to make straight lines of it by using the ‘make segment lines’ button on the toolbar.
  • export as DXF (with units mm)

[[OpenSCAD]] code: linear_extrude(file = "file.dxf", height=5);

=====templates (for bolds ie.)=====

  • make a clone through the edit menu
  • create tiled clones
  • it’s hard to find the original one (but there is a menuitem to find it)
  • it’s good to keep track of the original. put it somewhere else.

=====grid===== there’s a grid in inkscape

=====non-destructive boolean operators?=====

  • not really possible
  • but you can make copies and use layers..

=====swap Command & Control buttons on OSX=====

  • http://www.bohemianalps.com/blog/2008/x11-control2command/

=====lxml // libxml / libxml2 =====

  • this did not help for me: http://caih.org/open-source-software/fixing-inkscape-in-mac-os-x/