• January 19, 2020, 04:44:04 AM
• Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

The Future of this Forum:

The Inkscape Project opened its first official forum on its website this month (August 2019). https://inkscape.org/forums/ In an effort to combine all the different forums into one, this forum will no longer be accepting new members or new messages. However, it will remain open for a little while, for existing members, to have access to their contents, if they need them.

Any potential new members should register on the new forum, and post their message there. There is a special board for questions about using Inkscape for cutting machines (of all kinds). (https://inkscape.org/forums/cutplot/)

If you have any questions or comments (and you're an existing member) you can post them here.

Although I've been planning to put this forum in read-only mode, at the time of this transition, unfortunately, my personal circumstances have changed, and I won't be able to host this forum much longer. I'm not sure about the time frame. It could be as soon as the end of 2019, or as long as a year from now. If anyone is interested in taking it over, please contact me.

-- brynn


Author Topic: Custom dash  (Read 2090 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Kiwitogo

  • Sr. Newbie
  • **
  • Posts: 2
Custom dash
« on: July 30, 2018, 02:10:21 PM »
Hi,
I have a problem with a feature I can see but don't know how to use.

In Fill/Stroke settings there is an option to select predefined stroke patterns of dots/dashes etc.

At the bottom of the drop down is a Custom option.

Does anyone know how you define this please.  I've googled and searched tutorials to no avail..

I beleive I will have to define it in xml but don't know where

I want to create a pattern to cut mainly dashes with little gaps.  This is for fast cutting for bending card very easily where a set of fan folds will be glued together to create a thick card laminate, if that makes sense!?!?

Thanks in advance

Richard

Offline brynn

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 317
  • Country: us
  • Gender: Female
    • Inkscape Community
Re: Custom dash
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2018, 04:13:38 PM »
Welcome to the forum!

Even though this topic is old:  http://www.inkscapeforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=2400  I have confirmed in a more recent topic:  https://forum.inkscapecommunity.com/index.php?topic=529.0 that the process still works with 0.92.x.

However, as noted at the end of the 2nd link, and especially for your purpose, you may want to use Pattern Along Path or the Scatter extension, instead.  I guess if you want to be able to use the same custom dash pattern in the future, you might as well code it into the dashes menu.  But if it's a one time thing, PAP or Scatter might be easier, or even just draw the pattern as a series of subpaths.
  • 0.92.2
  • Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit