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Like you see in the picture, I have a tile that has a greater frame than its visible area. Even if it's 400x400, when I select it, I can see a greater frame than the frame that includes the tile's visible area. I have another square of 400x400 that could be used to reduce the tile's frame, but I don't know how to do this. Any suggestion?

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You seemingly (see addendum 2, this is a quess and a false one) have masked a part to be transparent. This is done by Object > Mask. I can't see partial transparency used, so you can get the same visual result by Object > Clip. The latter results the bounding box to be only the size of the remaining part.

NOTE: Both mask and clipping path can be released. Release your mask and set the Clipping path of the wanted size.

Or simply add a new clipping path. Drag it onto the "too big" object and raise to top. Then select both and goto Object > Clip > Set.

Addendum due the comment: You can give a clipping path to a group of objects. But the result is not stable. You can doubleclick one part. Then it can be moved, which results bigger bounding box than the visible part. It's even possible to drag all objects out of the visible area, which is determined by the clipping path.

Things turn easily complex, if you accidentally move a member of a group, which is under a clipping path or transparency mask. Undo fixes it, if you notice the problem soon enough. You cannot release the clip or mask because the group has gone to edit state.

Invisible group members cannot be easily selected to move them back. You must make a selection by dragging over enoughly large area. You can go out from the group edit state by right clicking and selecting "Goto parent". To make the invisible objects visible, you still need to release the clip or mask and ungroup.

Addendum 2 The questioner has told in a comment that he used an already clipped shape as a clipping mask. So this is another way to get invisible parts that make the bounding box large. I confirmed this by doing some tests.

  • I did so, but the object still keeps having wider boundaries. The original object was obtained by grouping a bunch of tiles that indeed were occupying a wider space. I first clipped the objects and then I grouped them together. – Ramy Al Zuhouri Jun 4 '17 at 21:17
  • @RamyAlZuhouri added some data – user287001 Jun 5 '17 at 7:23
  • To group the objects, I used a square that was already clipped. I had to use another square. – Ramy Al Zuhouri Jun 5 '17 at 10:06

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