From: Brian Cochran <briancochran447@ho...> - 2005-12-28 15:45:20
Is it possible to measure angles in inkscape. I have completed the second
edition of my crime scene symbols (will upload to open clip art) and I am
now attempting to create templates for bloodstain pattern analysis. I can
accurately measure bloodstains and use those figures for trajectory analysis
with inkscape (very cool). In order to take the next leap I would need to
be able to measure angles in inkscape. The long range goal would to have a
worksheet in inkscape where the entire stain can be reconstructed and the
point of origin determined. Great for court and easy to use. Currently
investigators are using measuring tapes and protractors. Inkscape is an
incredible program and thanks to all of those that work so hard to make it
all that it is.
On 12/28/05, Brian Cochran <briancochran447@...> wrote:
> Is it possible to measure angles in inkscape.
Not yet, at least not directly. There's a workaround however: switch
to Pen tool and click three times in the three points whose angle you
want to measure. After the click in the first point and hovering the
mouse over the second, you see the angle of the first segment towards
horizontal (in the statusbar). After the click in the second point and
hovering the mouse over the third, you see the angle of the second
segment towards horizontal. Then you need to add up these angles to
get the angle between the segments. Clumsy, but at least possible in
principle. We really need a Measure tool, and it should be easy to do
(based on Pen, much simplified) - a good first project for a new
Inkscape. Draw Freely.
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