Drawing a Floor Plan

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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.

  • 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?

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