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=== GUI Parameters ===
 
=== GUI Parameters ===
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'''Parameters'''<\br>
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# '''Method:''' select from
 
# '''Method:''' select from
 
## '''Auto ellipse:''' if the path contains 2...4 nodes, a circle is created; if the path contains more than 5 nodes, an ellipse is created. Note, that a circle is properly defined with either 2 or 3 points and an ellipse requires at least 5 points.
 
## '''Auto ellipse:''' if the path contains 2...4 nodes, a circle is created; if the path contains more than 5 nodes, an ellipse is created. Note, that a circle is properly defined with either 2 or 3 points and an ellipse requires at least 5 points.
 
## '''Circle only:''' similar to Auto Ellipse, but now a circle is always fitted. Requires a path with at least 2 nodes.
 
## '''Circle only:''' similar to Auto Ellipse, but now a circle is always fitted. Requires a path with at least 2 nodes.
 
## '''Isonometric ellipse:''' uses the first 2 edges to construct an isonometric ellipse.
 
## '''Isonometric ellipse:''' uses the first 2 edges to construct an isonometric ellipse.
# '''Arc:''' generates an (open( elliptic arc.
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# '''Arc:''' if checked, generates an (open) elliptic arc.
# '''Other Arc side:''' uses the opposite side for the arc (only has an effect when Arc is selected).
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# '''Other Arc side:''' if checked, uses the opposite side for the arc (only has an effect when Arc is selected).
# '''Slice Arc:''' generates a sliced arc (only has an effect when Arc is selected).
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# '''Slice Arc:''' if checked, generates a sliced arc (only has an effect when Arc is selected).
# '''Frame (isonometric rectangle):''' generates an isonometric rectangle --- a frame --- around the ellipse.
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# '''Frame (isonometric rectangle):''' if checked, generates an isonometric rectangle &nbsp;– a frame &nbsp;– around the ellipse.
# '''Axes:''' generates the (main) axes of the ellipse.
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# '''Axes:''' if checked, generates the (main) axes of the ellipse.
 
# '''Axes rotation:''' rotates the whole ellipse including the resulting nodes, frame and axes (unit: [deg]).
 
# '''Axes rotation:''' rotates the whole ellipse including the resulting nodes, frame and axes (unit: [deg]).
# '''Source Path:''' also generates the source path. This is useful for modifing the source path and hence the resulting ellipse.
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# '''Source Path:''' if checked, generates the source path. This is useful for modifing the source path and hence the resulting ellipse.

Revision as of 17:50, 25 March 2018

This page describes inkscape's Live Path Effects "Ellipse from Points" introduced in inkscape 0.93.

GUI Parameters

LPE pts2ellipse GUI.png

  1. Method: select from
    1. Auto ellipse: if the path contains 2...4 nodes, a circle is created; if the path contains more than 5 nodes, an ellipse is created. Note, that a circle is properly defined with either 2 or 3 points and an ellipse requires at least 5 points.
    2. Circle only: similar to Auto Ellipse, but now a circle is always fitted. Requires a path with at least 2 nodes.
    3. Isonometric ellipse: uses the first 2 edges to construct an isonometric ellipse.
  2. Arc: if checked, generates an (open) elliptic arc.
  3. Other Arc side: if checked, uses the opposite side for the arc (only has an effect when Arc is selected).
  4. Slice Arc: if checked, generates a sliced arc (only has an effect when Arc is selected).
  5. Frame (isonometric rectangle): if checked, generates an isonometric rectangle  – a frame  – around the ellipse.
  6. Axes: if checked, generates the (main) axes of the ellipse.
  7. Axes rotation: rotates the whole ellipse including the resulting nodes, frame and axes (unit: [deg]).
  8. Source Path: if checked, generates the source path. This is useful for modifing the source path and hence the resulting ellipse.