What I need: to draw different sets of icons in the same points of the picture (with the purpose of drawing different network schemes with the same structure). There are A LOT OF Points. Therefore I want to be able to separate the production of the icon and the positions of them in the final picture, i.e. I don't want to draw the icon and then copy and paste it in different points, since I would not be able to change the sets of icons without having to redraw everything.
Attempted Solution: I thought of i) draw the icon and save it as a brush, ii) draw single points with the path tool in the proper positions, iii) stroke the path using the icon brush. Iterate step iii) with different brushes.
Problem: Stroke Path.. does not work with single points. However, if I use short paths instead of single points there is an issue with the spacing: in the path I have sometimes 2 icons, sometimes 1 and sometimes 0.
Am I addressing the issue in the wrong way? Is there a solution?