Inkscape Quickstart Guide
- Difficulty Medium
- Time required 30+ minutes
Inkscape is a free vector drawing program (similar to Adobe Illustrator) that can be used for creating design files for CNC machines such as a lasercutter, electronic (vinyl) cutter, milling machine and more.
In this guide, we’ll go over the basic tools and navigation you’ll need to start drawing designs in Inkscape.
Step 1: Open Inkscape
Step 2: Set the document size
Step 3: Add lines, shapes, and text
Step 4: Move, resize, and align objects
Step 5: Fill and stroke color
Step 6: Convert object to path
Step 7: Node edit tool