I was just editing some paths in Inkscape and found myself wanting to add a
circle to the path.
Admittedly I could achieve this right now, fairly simply, just by creating a
circle separately, converting it to a path, and then using "Combine paths"
to combine both paths.
But that's a bit of a process, and it requires switch modes a number of
times, and finding a few commands hidden in the menus (or knowing the
keyboard shortcuts). If I could just click on the circle tool, and draw a
circle which was automatically combined with the current path I'm editing,
that would save a lot of time. Presumably if I could do it for circles, I
could do the same for any shape.
One of the most useful scenarios for such a feature is editing clipping
paths -- I love how you can edit them directly these days. But to combine
any shapes with clipping paths, I currently have to release the clip, do the
Combine, then set the clip again. That's sometimes a bit annoying.
Of course, sometimes you want to intersect/subtract/add, etc, and then you'd
need to go through the process. But for a simple combine, this seems fairly
I'm not proposing to do it myself (sorry!), but does anyone have any
comments on how hard/useful this feature idea would be?
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