Layer visibility sets

Bug #176915 reported by fAX on 2007-12-17
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Bug Description

Dear team!

I frequently use Inkscape for technical drawing of optical set-ups. Usually, there are some milestones where some parts of the setup are modified, added or (temporarily) removed.

My usual workflow is to identify logically connected elements and put them into different layers and then hide/show them as needed. The only problem that I cannot easily switch between "Setup 1" and "Setup 8". I have to work over layer-by-layer and turn them on or off. This may introduce human errors and it's difficult to modify a scheme after a long time passed.

I'd like to have an option to mark several layers as a set and have an option to switch between them. For me this would be great feature!

Thanks for the wonderful product!

vonHalenbach (lustik) wrote :

Hello FaX.

I think this is a really good idea, to have some preset-buttons available. Maybe we can make them as generic, to be defined by the user, so that one user can user these buttons for colorpreferences and the other user for switching off layers.

Changed in inkscape:
assignee: nobody → lustik
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Martin Andersen (msandersen) wrote :

This sounds like Photoshop's Layer Comps, which is a really useful feature where you present several variants to a client. There is a Layer Comp palette where you save and update a certain Layers state with a name, so you can quickly switch between various designs involving numerous changes to Layers visibility.

It also corresponds to what are usually called "layers" in the GIS world. I think ideally it should be implemented by applying styles to CSS classes somehow.

jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2009-09-09
tags: added: ui ui-selection-group-layer
su_v (suv-lp) on 2012-01-29
tags: added: layers
removed: ui-selection-group-layer
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