I need to programmatically offset and expand a path P for a laser cutter. I first add a stroke to path P (adding
stroke:"5px"; in the text), then use "stroke to path" to make S (command-line:
inkscape --verb StrokeToPath), concatenate the resulting text with the original path P, select P and S and unite them (
inkscape --verb EditSelectAll --verb SelectionUnion).
Does anyone know of a faster and simpler way?