Resize bounding without resizing interior components (just respositioning)

Asked by Susan Kistler on 2018-04-29

I constantly find answers here, but am unable to find this one - potentially because I'm phrasing it wrong when I search.

I want to resize the bounding box for a set of objects, but not resize the objects themselves, only resposition them.

Specifically, I have a grouped set of 32 separate circles that are .3" in diameter, each placed at a point of a 32 tipped star. They are roughly 3" apart.

I would like to resize the entire set so that they are 2" apart (or 4" apart, etc.) and yet keep the .3" diameter of each circle.

I can resize the group, but when resizing so that they are closer, the 32 circle diameters get proportionally smaller. Inversely, when resizing the group larger, the 32 circle diameters get larger.

Is this possible?

Thanks for any help.

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Best Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

No. There is no functionality in Inkscape to evenly move objects away from a common center currently. It exists for nodes, but not for whole objects.

You could use tiled clones to create the thing again.

TylerDurden (8thrule) said : #2

The transforms panel can assist in a similar way, but it's not a simple operation.


Susan Kistler (sjkistler) said : #3

Thank you! Sort of sad, but thank you!

Susan Kistler (sjkistler) said : #4

Thanks Hachmann, that solved my question.