• June 24, 2019, 06:17:52 PM
• Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

The Future of this Forum:

The Inkscape Project will open its first official forum, on the Inkscape website, this August (2019). (Address/link will be provided at that time.) When that happens, new registrations will no longer be allowed in this forum and Inkscape support will be provided in the new forum. This forum will still be open for a while, so that existing topics can be finished, and existing users can have access to their contents. But all potential new members should register on the Inkscape website, and post their questions in the new forum, starting in August. If you have any questions or comments, you can post them here.

Since there haven't been any new messages for so long, and no one has ever replied to this message of mine I'm considering closing this forum entirely, in approx 6 months. If anyone has any comments about that, please feel free to post them.

-- brynn

Author Topic: Objects over other objects don't move together..  (Read 2084 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline bhunt

  • Original Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2
Objects over other objects don't move together..
« on: November 14, 2012, 08:24:06 AM »
Can anyone tell me how to 'attach' a star over a circle let's say and move them together? Mine are not attached together. Thanks
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 05:00:00 PM by Guest »

Offline HeatherM

  • Original Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 207
  • Country: 00
    • http://imagesbyheatherm.wordpress.com/
Re: Objects over other objects don't move together..
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2012, 11:29:06 AM »
The best answer depends to some extent on what you are trying to do and how you will use the end results.

You can select both and use Object/Group but if you want to use any of the Path menu items you will need to ungroup first.  Also, some cutting programs won't work with Object/Group.  

Another option is Path/Combine.  This will combine both objects into one object but keep all of the lines.  It is reversible by using Path/Break apart, but if you combined a star with something like an O, when you break them apart each line will become its own separate object.  

Path/Union will permanently unite them and any lines that fall inside filled areas will disappear.  

If you are just learning Inkscape, you might want to take a look at my blog where I explain some of the Path options.  Part 1 and Part 2
There is also a general Inkscape guide at http://tavmjong.free.fr/INKSCAPE/MANUAL/html/
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 05:00:00 PM by Guest »
Mac OSX, Inkscape, eClips, Silhouette Cameo

Offline newbiecat

  • Original Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 93
Re: Objects over other objects don't move together..
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2012, 01:47:20 AM »
Always worth looking at the tutorials by Leo

http://www.craftedge.com/tutorials/tutorials.php#10  this is the one covering all options re paths and combinations

« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 05:00:00 PM by Guest »
Win 7, Inkscape .47, 18" Silver Bullet,(love the speed)
Craft Artist Professional, Photoshop CS2, SCAL 3. ?? latest, still have my cricut - need to find a new home for it