Grids can be seen as a development of the idea of guidelines. A grid is just a regular pattern of guidelines that covers the entire canvas. Grids are often used for snapping, for equispaced distribution of objects, for modeling of the pixel grid (see Figure 3-3), for axonometric drawing (Chapter 23), and for many other purposes.
Inkscape supports two types of grids: rectangular and axonometric. One document can display more than one grid, different in type and/or spacing. To create a new grid in your document, go to the Grids tab of the Document Properties dialog and under Creation, select the desired grid type and click New. A new grid will light up in the document:
Figure 7-6. Rectangular and axonometric grids
As you can see in Figure 7-6 ...