Inkscape for Cutting Design

Help and Support => Help Using Inkscape => Topic started by: PapaSue on July 28, 2010, 11:10:44 AM

Title: Dynamic Outset?
Post by: PapaSue on July 28, 2010, 11:10:44 AM
I use this feature all of the time but it "rounds" the edges.  I thought I saw somewhere that someone figured out how to control it so that it doesn't warp so much.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: Dynamic Outset?
Post by: HeatherM on July 28, 2010, 12:22:35 PM
Your best option for keeping sharp corners sharp is to duplicate your artwork, then set a stroke on one that gives you the outset that you want, use Stroke to path, then select both the original artwork and the stroke to path artwork and use Union.  You could break apart the stroke to path version and delete the extra pieces, but it's much faster to just use Union.

Another option is Path/Outset.  This doesn't round the corners as much as Dynamic offset, but it also doesn't give you the control.   :)
Title: Re: Dynamic Outset?
Post by: Aussie Carolyn on July 28, 2010, 02:37:25 PM
Hi Susan, I do pretty much the same as Heather does. It is very fast when you get into the habit of doing it.
I do have another way I have just found out about but have not tested it on squares. I will let you know how it goes.