Forum: Inkscape Arrow end markers and stroke length

18d7c4503b713c388142c34a10e26082?d=identicon&s=25 Daniele Nicolodi (Guest)
on 2012-03-01 19:18
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I use Inkscape to draw diagrams, however I have some problems to draw
nice looking arrow end markers. The problem is that when I have an arrow
pointing to a box, the arrow gets overlapped to the contour of the box.

That can be solved quite easily defining a marker which has its anchor
point at the proper distance from the end of the stroke to which it is
applied (such that the cuspid of the arrow is stroke width / 2 from the
end of the stroke segment it is applied to). However, this solution
leaves a small segment of the stroke past the arrow marker (see
atachment, I would like to get rid of the small red segment on the right
of the black arrow).

The "manual" solution is to draw the connecting stroke lines a little
shorter than required to connect the boxes. However, this is very
tedious and error prone to do, and makes the connection tool useless.

There is a way to obtain what I have in mind?

Does the plugin interface allow to define new tools, like the connector
tool, in which I can embed the behavior I would like? Should I look into
extending the connection tool? How difficult would that be?

Thank you. Cheers,
18d7c4503b713c388142c34a10e26082?d=identicon&s=25 Daniele Nicolodi (Guest)
on 2012-03-01 19:35
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