[scribus] Scribus as technical drawing tool

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Mon Apr 9 11:10:54 UTC 2012

Because Scribus allows very precise placement and dimensioning of 
objects, I've taken to using it as a basic CAD tool.

This would be greatly facilitated though, if it were possible to move 
the origin of the coordinate system, and introduce arbitrary scales for 
the drawing of lines and polygons, e.g. 1:150.

Is anybody else using it this way, and is anybody else interested in 
these developments ?

(I know there's an argument for doing this in CAD, and that's something 
we've looked at, but haven't got to grips with yet. We're still waiting 
for a package that will do for CAD what Scribus has done for DTP.)

(I know some people would say that diagrams might better be done in 
Inkscape, but as Scribus can't even hack the company logo as a plain SVG 
from Inkscape, I don't really feel any confidence re the import of 
engineering drawings.)

Cheers, J/.
John Beardmore,MSc EDM (Open),B.A. Chem (Oxon),CMIOSH,CEnv,MIEMA,MEI
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