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Please post links to screenshots and/or insights of this vector app. We must learn from others.

OpenDraw remains more featureful than Inkscape:

  • Better support for 3D.
  • Better import/export capability.
  • (Please add to this list, I gather there are many others.)

Nevertheless, there are some areas where it's better to use Inkscape:

  • SVG support
  • OpenDraw's rounded rectangles have pre-defined curvature, there doesn't seem to be a way of editing the radius or squashedness of the curve as in inkscape.
  • Spirals, stars & calligraphy pen are fairly unique to Inkscape & Sodipodi.
  • Apparently OpenDraw can't fill curves with a gradient or pattern.
  • OpenDraw doesn't have mid-markers, only end markers (arrow heads).
  • "Simplify curve" missing from OpenDraw (unique to Inkscape?)
  • OpenDraw has only 3 boolean operations.
  • Inkscape does better at text-on-path. It seems that OpenDraw requires converting text to curve first, so one can't edit the text after putting it on a curve.
  • Inset/outset (unique to inkscape?)
  • Patterns in Inkscape (SVG) aren't restricted to bitmaps.


Presentation on OpenDraw:

OpenDraw tutorials (among many others):


Not known offhand, but it's Free Software (possibly GPL).