How to diagram your models

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right at the top part of the view menu you can click on grid, and with snapping set on (below in the same menu) everything you're working with (lines, shapes, text...) will snap to the closest grid intersection.

I have not really used guides yet and don't seem to be able to figure them out right on the spot, maybe someone else will be able to help with that...
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Jo nakashima or tadashi mori has some pretty good tutorials for inkscape on their youtube channel. They cover most of the basics.
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good suggestion. ;)
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There is also a youtube tutorial by Jason Ku
https://origamiusa.org/thefold/article/ ... gramming-1
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I had made this list four years ago with guides from diagraming that I had found on the web: http://neorigami.com/neo/index.php/en/a ... ing-guides
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When Inkscape opens it shows you a "page". Usually the steps in a diagram take more than one page. How do you add another page?
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you open another file and make another page as a new file
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Inkscape does not have multi-page support as the underlying file-format (SVG) does not support this
http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Multipage
Personally I like to use a larger page size and only cut it up as the final step (e.g., I use a landscape A3 and put two portrait pages A4, in the form of rectangles where the width of the outline serves as margin, within that).
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jeko wrote:Inkscape does not have multi-page support as the underlying file-format (SVG) does not support this
http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/Multipage
Personally I like to use a larger page size and only cut it up as the final step (e.g., I use a landscape A3 and put two portrait pages A4, in the form of rectangles where the width of the outline serves as margin, within that).
And with that method, when you convert your work to the final "document", how does it work? Have you found a way to arrange the different steps so that the final document has the right order?
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Brimstone wrote:And with that method, when you convert your work to the final "document", how does it work? Have you found a way to arrange the different steps so that the final document has the right order?
My approach is probably particularly hand for curved/flow diagrams.

Two possibilities:
  1. I save the individual pages as separate files before exporting them (as origamipete explained). That is, make multiple copies of the "master", delete all the other pages, and re-center (e.g., via "File>Document Properties...>Page>Resize page to drawing or selection").
  2. I have some kind of invisible rectangle (e.g., white outline, no fill), select the part I want to export, and choose "use exported object's size" in the PDF export dialog.
And finally I use some PDF editor (I like PDFtk) to combine the individual pages.

Example (top line continues invisibly through margin, bottom continues at next margin):
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I thought as much, but wanted to know if there was a faster way.
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there is this extension
http://sourceforge.net/projects/inkscape-pages/
but I haven't tried it yet given the very mixed reviews...
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I once read an article (or maybe was just a comment in this forum or the O-list) which mentioned some conventions regarding line thickness (like for edge, mountains, valleys, past creaases, etc) and gray percentage for creases already made, I want to read that again, it's not on Lang's article. Does anyone know what article is this?
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What do you think would be a good way to show the bottom side when the folding process leads to the top side?

I mean showing the bottom side could still be interesting and help people review if they did everything according to the steps, but shouldn't the last step be the finished model?

Suggesting to turn the model upsidedown wouldn't work, because as I said, the process leads to the top side.
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Show a picture of the underside with a caption: "the underside should look like this"
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