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Fit all objects on a canvas for best plotter density in Inkscape

As far as I know, there is no tool or extension to do this automatically inside Inkscape. However there is an online tool, SVGnest for this purpose. Also Deepnest.io which seems to be the standalone ...
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How to flatten a clip in inkscape

As said in comments, there's no easy way to remove the parts which are made invisible by applying a clipping path. To get the wanted result every path only partially inside the clip should be ...
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Difference of text and polygon results in hole that is smaller than original text

I just solved this exact problem. The issue is, Inkscape ignores the stroke on text when doing the difference operation. So, how do you deal with this? Determine whether or not the stroke is large ...
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How to align polygons horizontally in inkscape?

Seemingly you have noticed that drawing an octagon by holding Ctrl at the same time doesn't give the right orientation. You get one corner right upwards, but the snapping angles do not contain the one ...
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Inverted Clipping in Inkscape

In recent versions of Inkscape (version 1.0 and above), there is indeed a way to invert clips. It applies to paths but not images. However, there is a workaround to get it to work with images! For ...
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measure indicators: custom text

Finally, even not without pain, there is a way to achieve it, using Path Effects (Menu Path=>Path Effects). Some mentions here: the extension is unstable, and we should sometimes force the ...
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Fix the arrow overflow

I can think of at least one easy fix, but it's manual. Switch off snapping temporarily Click and drag the node away from the vertical line while holding down Ctrl to constrain the movement ...
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Speed up inkscape when working with multiple complex designs

Close the non-active items in the objects panel. You can make it fast if items which belong together are a group. Rename the group to be able to find it easily in the Objects panel. As well a bunch of ...
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Cutting/filling an image with a bitmap (linedrawing) in Inkscape

When you have made your trace, it's now made of vectors. To get a mask you will need to prepare something separately from the line drawing. Best idea is to create a duplicate of the trace to work on. ...
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Vectors perpendicular to a Bezier curve path

Another way is to use the Ruler Live Path Effect as follows: Select the Bezier curve, and select Path > Path Effects. Add Ruler path effect and change the parameters, e.g: Mark distance: 35 ...
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Vectors perpendicular to a Bezier curve path

You can use Inkscape's custom markers. Draw a vertical arrow. It can have more parts and colors, if needed. Here's a couple of extras, maybe unnecessary extras for physics presentations. They are ...
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Vectors perpendicular to a Bezier curve path

First you need to make sure the line with the arrow is a single closed path. After you have drawn a line, added the arrow pointer, click Path > Stroke to path. Using the Select by Nodes tool N, ...
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Vectors perpendicular to a Bezier curve path

Do not use preset arrows. You have no control on them when it's needed - like just now. Preset arrows are internally tricky structures, an own arrow is simpler. Here's my arrow and a black test curve....
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Why does Inkscape transform my "use"d clip path?

There is a setting in the preferences that seems to do what you want. Under 'Behavior → Clones' you can set 'Move original: clones and linked offsets' to 'Move in parallel' which will make Inkscape ...
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Why does Inkscape transform my "use"d clip path?

Draw the lips shape. Do Edit > Clone > Create clone, and drag the clone over the grouped mouth parts. Select both the Group and the Clone, then do Object > Clip > Set. The clone ...
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How to get lines separating semi circle with equal intervals on Inkscape?

There are a couple of ways you could approach it. One would be to make a line of squares, group them, and use the Bend Live Path Effect to distort it into an arc. Another would be to draw one line, ...
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Inkscape - create SVG with white backgrond

Technically, there is no background in an SVG, or in vector graphics more generally speaking. The reason for this is that SVGs are used for graphics on the web, and the background of the web page will ...
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How can I set Inkscape to save as plain SVG by default?

You can't as far as I know. You need to choose that option in the Save dialog. Inkscape's own SVG format (its native file format) contains Inkscape specific XML as well as the SVG. The idea is to use ...
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