Here's Part One of a tutorial to walk you through drawing a basic schematic in Inkscape. This section of the tutorial will cover
When you first open Inkscape, the window looks like the one above. Before you get started drawing, you'll want to set your page dimensions and set up a grid. First go to the File menu and open the Document Properties dialog (notice keystroke options are shown to the right).
Choose the size paper you plan to use (under Page Size), and whether you want Portrait or Landscape orientation. Fit the page to the drawing area by pressing the 5 key. Your page should now look something like this:
Now go to the Grid tab of the Document Properties dialog.
Set it up as I have here for now, but feel free to play around with the units and spacing once you're comfortable. One more thing while we're here:
The Snap tab allows you to tell the program how much control you want to have. I want to keep my schematic right on the grid. Now your window should look something like this:
Save your work now, even though you haven't done any drawing yet. Go to File, then select Save As.
Choose a name and a location, then click Save.
Next we'll put the basic shapes together to outline a garment.
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