Is there a divider or compass tool in Inkscape or Gimp?
What I mean is the drafting tool called a divider is a way to scribe an arc a fixed distance from a point. The compass does this also. I naturally searched for this tool in Inkscape and Gimp and gathered that no such direct tool exists.
So I am also interested to know how an equivalent operation can be carried out in perhaps Inkscape, just like with a compass :
- fix compass leg on a point
- draw an arc or circle a fixed distance from the rotation point
- move compass leg to a new rotation point
- draw new arc [ repeat ]
... otherwise, it seems that the only way to do that would be manually measure from a point, make a line, then get the circle/ellipse tool and draw a circle, adjust the circle to be a specified diameter. In particular, the intersections of these arcs will not be known in advance.
Or, perhaps, this is more suited as a computational or scripting task - which perhaps Inkscape or Gimp can handle, but I have not looked into yet.