Comment 11 for bug 170347

nvmd (nvmd) wrote :

I would also like to see this functionality. I use Inkscape primarily to create instrument panels which consist of multiple driledl holes for parts which I submit to fabricators. Often these panels must line up precisely with printed circuit boards beneath, and being able to specify an exact coordinate for the center of a hole would be an enormous time and energy saver.

Currently I either use a series of guidelines or I have to do calculations to figure out the center in relation to the anchor point (lower left) and then manually enter them that way. Being able to set the anchor point to the center of the object would be ideal, as then I could merely type in the coordinates and have the object go exactly where it needs to be. A simple feature like this would save me hours of time.