Absolute units for shift in Tile Clones

Bug #170835 reported by Schniesich on 2005-08-07
This bug affects 12 people
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Bug Description

I am looking for a combined "clone/tile"
and "grid/arrange" function. e.g. to have the possibility
to chosse that an object shall be cloned 5 times
horizontally and arranged with a fixed spacing of 10mm
from each other.
(-> the clone/tile function does not offer an arrangement-
distance other than percent)
(-> the grid/arrange function does not offer to choose to
dublicate or clone an object at all (and also only
offers "px" for the distance-it is already in thje bugs-list
no. 1218610))

No, what you need is not "combining" these, just absolute
units in setting spacing in Tile Clones.

Hystrix (hystrix-) on 2007-12-19
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
brunetton (brunetton2) wrote :

Hi all,
4 years later, it doesn't appears to be possible to specify an absolute shift value while cloning (I didn't checked HEAD).
If I submit a patch to that lack, is there some chances that it'll be accepted ?

Thanks to all
Bruno Duyé

Certainly, if done right, with a unit selector, and keeping the
ability to still use percentages, a patch will be accepted!

Sorry - we're just always too busy with more urgent stuff...

jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2010-06-12
tags: added: clones
removed: other
SCYG (s-cygielski) wrote :

Adding absolute values to tiled clones should have very high priority - this is an area where Inkscape has a real advantage over other packages, and it would be very wise to pay special attention to it. Undeveloped advantage is quickly lost.

Pixel (dot.pixel) wrote :

I'm also waiting for this feature for years. Hope someone could implement this in the next release.

Chris Nadovich (m-ubultu-o) wrote :

It's 2016 and Inkscape still can't create a grid of objects at specified center-to-center distance? Unbelievable.

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