Insert ruler measurement markers into image

Asked by Sophie Gilder on 2010-03-25

I want to insert onto the edge of a shape a ruler that is accurate for centimeter and inch measurements, which will be laser etched onto the end product. Is there a fast way to do this?

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2010-03-25
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2010-04-09
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #1

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jazzynico (jazzynico) said : #2

Hi,

There's no automatic ruler in Inkscape, but it's not too hard to create one:

1. Trace a straight line with the B├ęzier tool and select the line
2. Open the path effect editor (Path>Path Effect Editor, or Shift+Ctrl+7).
3. Select Ruler in the list and click on the Add button.
4. Set the ruler's parameters in the bottom part of the dialog.

Then you can move or resize the ruler in order to fit your object.

Regards.

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