Inkscape: Create a Polar Grid
When creating anything that has a circular design, I find using a polar grid helpful. A polar grid is a system of nested circles divided into sections similar to pie slices. You can use it to precisely place each element in your design.
Create a Polar Grid
1) Click Extensions > Render > Grids > Polar Grid. The Polar Grid dialog box opens.
2) Complete the fields in the Polar Grid dialog box.
|A||Centre Dot Diameter(px)||Size of the center dot|
|B||Circumferential Label||Type of label|
|C||Circumferential Label Size [px]||Size of label text|
|D||Circumferential Label Outset||Distance of label from circumference|
|E||Major Circular Divisions||Number of nested circles|
|F||Major Circular Division Spacing||Space between each circle|
|G||Subdivisions per Major Circular Division||Number of circles between each major circle|
|H (not shown)||Logarithmic Subdiv.||Use logarithm to subdivide|
|I||Major Circular Division Thickness[px]||Line thickness of the major circles|
|J||Minor Circular Division Thickness[px]||Line thickness of the minor circles|
|K||Angle Division||Number of angles (pie slices) to create|
|L||Angle Division at Centre||Number of angles in the center circle|
|M||Subdivisions per Major Angular Division||Number of angles between major angles|
|N (not shown)||Minor Angle Division End 'n' Divs Before Centre||Number of inner circles with no minor angles|
|O||Major Angular Division Thickness||Line thickness of major angles|
|P||Minor Angular Division Thickness||Line thickness of minor angles|
|Live Preview||Display the results before they are applied|
|Close||Close without creating polar grid|
|Apply||Create polar grid|
Thank you! Wow. I was using plar grids in Illustrator and that’s so different. I like the variety of options here, all laid out clearly to play with.