Mr. Shawn H. Corey Had the same idea and this seems to work perfect. I found I can even send this same svg file to all my users so they do not have to bother creating one themselves.
Thanks to all of you for your ideas and input.
> Keep a read-only file of the picture elements you need. When working on
> a drawing, open it as well. Then you can copy & paste all you need.
It would be nice if we could keep a library of simple objects that
could be quickly added via a menu or bar. In fact, it would be even
cooler if this was just a set of svg files in a directory that you
could easily add to (or some such).