Drawing clock dial markers using clones
This recipe will teach us the basics of clone manipulation through the example of a very simple clock dial where the hour marks are created using clones.
Carry out the following steps to create clock markers using clones:
- Select the Rectangle tool (F4 or R) and create a narrow vertical rectangle.
- Unset its fill by using the Unset fill option from the menu popup in the Style indicator or by using the Fill and Stroke (Shift + Ctrl + F) dialog. It will then appear black. Now remove its stroke.
- Switch to the Selector tool (Space or F1 or S) and bring up the rotation handles on the rectangle by clicking on it twice (not the same as double-clicking).
- Drag the rotation center (displayed as a crosshair) ...