Dynamic Smart Guides

Bug #171006 reported by Irisson
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Wishlist
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Bug Description

It would be great to have some snapping to "smart"
guides, created dynamically depending on the object
context.
Ex: guides that will snap three objects at equal
distance, guides that will align two objects by their
middle points etc.
This would allow good page layout only by moving
objects around (without needing the grid or the align
dialog). It would be a useful addition to draw nice
diagrams now that connectors exist.
An example is attached (coming from Omnigraffle, a Mac
OS app, which has this).

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Irisson (irisson) wrote :
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Rockstar1707 (rockstar1707) wrote :

I agree with this proposal. It would be great if Inkscape
had this, so called smart guides. I think in AutoCAD this
option is called OSNAP, in Adobe Illustrator is called Smart
Guides, and in Corel Draw they are called Dynamic Guides.
So, something that traces some characteristic points of
objects like CENTER, START, END, INTERSECTION itd.

This feature is really useful when you want to make some
technical sketch, where things have to be precised and only
Snap to Guide and Snap to Grid are usually not enough.

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Prokoudine (prokoudine) wrote :

KOffice has this feature in upcoming Kivio 1.5. Have a look
at http://ariya.blogspot.com/2006/01/magic-guide-lines.html

Ryan Lerch (ryanlerch)
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
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dusty (dusty-melnicek) wrote :

this feature is great and save a lot of time it will be nice to see it in inkscape :)

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Diederik van Lierop (mail-diedenrezi) wrote :

See the discussion on the dev. mailing list here:

http://www.nabble.com/Re%3A--Inkscape-user--Improved-performance-of-the-object-snapper-tt12511491.html#a13778742

Someday you'll see this in Inkscape for sure! It's on my to-do list, but don't expect it any time soon :-( Unless of course someone else picks this up!

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dusty (dusty-melnicek) wrote :

ok ill wait, thanks ;-)

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Victor Westmann (victor.westmann) wrote :

This is trully amazing. I was going to open a ticket just to request this feature.

Some more examples on this feature, here working in Adobe Illustrator, follows here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWnEkCm_vPs

Thanks for the good work! :)

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Corbin (crutchcorn) wrote :

WIsh nabble was still a domain for Inkscape so that I could take a look at the dev mailing list

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Jorge Toledo (eldelacajita) wrote :

This bug is just over 10 years old. Any news about smart guides in Inkscape?
Is there a bounty or something I could contribute to, or any other way I could help that doesn't involve coding?

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Victor Westmann (victor.westmann) wrote : Re: [Bug 171006] Re: Dynamic Smart Guides

I would totally pay some money for someone to fix some issues on Inkscape!

--Victor Westmann

2016-03-29 5:24 GMT-03:00 Jorge Toledo <email address hidden>:

> This bug is just over 10 years old. Any news about smart guides in
> Inkscape?
> Is there a bounty or something I could contribute to, or any other way I
> could help that doesn't involve coding?
>
> --
> You received this bug notification because you are subscribed to a
> duplicate bug report (1492601).
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/171006
>
> Title:
> Dynamic Smart Guides
>
> Status in Inkscape:
> Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> It would be great to have some snapping to "smart"
> guides, created dynamically depending on the object
> context.
> Ex: guides that will snap three objects at equal
> distance, guides that will align two objects by their
> middle points etc.
> This would allow good page layout only by moving
> objects around (without needing the grid or the align
> dialog). It would be a useful addition to draw nice
> diagrams now that connectors exist.
> An example is attached (coming from Omnigraffle, a Mac
> OS app, which has this).
>
> To manage notifications about this bug go to:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/171006/+subscriptions
>

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Alonso Montenegro (alons45) wrote :

Waiting for this, willing to pay for this

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grey tomorrow (gtomorrow) wrote :

Closing because INVALID: see issue UX#15
https://gitlab.com/inkscape/ux/-/issues/15

If you feel this issue has been unjustly closed, please feel free to open a new issue at https://inkscape.org/report . Thank you.

Closed by: https://gitlab.com/greytomorrow

tags: added: bug-migration
Changed in inkscape:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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