how to keep grid lines the same

Asked by Luiz Inglês on 2019-02-08

How to keep grid lines the same size no matter the zoom size of the drawing

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2019-02-09
Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

Luiz, can you be a bit more specific?

The grid line width doesn't change, so you must be meaning something else. Please explain a bit more what you mean.

Luiz Inglês (luiz-0) said : #2

Hi, what I want to mean is that when I draw a rectangle, for example, and I turn on the grid lines, depending on the size of the zoom I apply to this rectangle, inside it will appear more or less grids squares.
So, if I decide the rectangle has a length of one meter and if there are ten grid squares inside, I’ll assume each one is ten centimeters. But if I zoom out, the numbers of grid squares inside this rectangle will change, so each one won’t be assumed as ten centimeters anymore.
My question was if there is a way to lock the grid lines regardless the zoom I apply. In the example I gave above, there would always be ten grid squares in the length of my drawing.
Thank you

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Em 8 de fev de 2019, à(s) 2:27 PM, Hachmann <email address hidden> escreveu:

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> Hachmann requested more information:
> Luiz, can you be a bit more specific?
>
> The grid line width doesn't change, so you must be meaning something
> else. Please explain a bit more what you mean.
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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #3

Thank you for explaining. There is currently no way to stop grid lines from getting more numerous when zooming in.

If you need that option, you can make a feature request for it at https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inbox/issues/ .

As a workaround, you could create guides that are arranged like a grid. There is an extension that can do that for you automatically.

https://github.com/sambody/inkscape-guide-tools

Luiz Inglês (luiz-0) said : #4

Thank you! I’ll try your suggestion.
Best regards, LUIZ

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Em 9 de fev de 2019, à(s) 5:32 PM, Hachmann <email address hidden> escreveu:

> Your question #678423 on Inkscape changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/678423
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> Status: Open => Answered
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> Hachmann proposed the following answer:
> Thank you for explaining. There is currently no way to stop grid lines
> from getting more numerous when zooming in.
>
> If you need that option, you can make a feature request for it at
> https://gitlab.com/inkscape/inbox/issues/ .
>
> As a workaround, you could create guides that are arranged like a grid.
> There is an extension that can do that for you automatically.
>
> https://github.com/sambody/inkscape-guide-tools
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