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?