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Assume you want to draw a floor plan for your apartment. You got a printout of a floor plan from the landlord, showing the walls, door and windows, and a few (but not all) measures.
 
Assume you want to draw a floor plan for your apartment. You got a printout of a floor plan from the landlord, showing the walls, door and windows, and a few (but not all) measures.
  
If you did not get an electronic copy of the floor plan, the first step is to scan it. You will thus have a bitmap.
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If you did not get an electronic copy of the floor plan, the first step is to scan it. You will thus have a bitmap, and we will trace it into a vector image, but without using the automatic Trace feature of Inkscape.
  
 
* Open up Inkscape, and create a new layer, let's call it "Background".  
 
* Open up Inkscape, and create a new layer, let's call it "Background".  

Revision as of 19:38, 19 February 2008

Drawing a Floor Plan

Assume you want to draw a floor plan for your apartment. You got a printout of a floor plan from the landlord, showing the walls, door and windows, and a few (but not all) measures.

If you did not get an electronic copy of the floor plan, the first step is to scan it. You will thus have a bitmap, and we will trace it into a vector image, but without using the automatic Trace feature of Inkscape.

  • Open up Inkscape, and create a new layer, let's call it "Background".
  • Import the bitmap floor plan into it, and rotate it so that most of the walls are horizontal and/or vertical. Lock the layer.
  • adjust scale!
  • (adjust document size)
  • draw walls, doors and windows in a new layer "Walls"
  • draw your furniture in a new layer "Furniture"
  • print to scale?

See also