Inkscape: how to manage sets of layers


I am using Inkscape to create some wireframes/click throughs. I would like a way toggle the visibility of groups/sets of layers.

For example, lets say I define the following sets:

Group 1 - Layer1 (hidden), Layer2 (visible), layer3 (hidden) Group 2 - Layer1 (visible), Layer2 (hidden), layer3 (visible)

Then, I could switch between the two groups and would not have to update the states of the layers individually.

11/1/2013 8:28:00 PM

Accepted Answer

As noted by Wray Bowling above, there isn't really a nice built in way to accomplish this.

I created a simple extension called Armature to do this, and shared it on GitHub. It rolls everything up into a self contained HTML file that can then be sent to clients or other team members.


Download it from GitHub. To install, extract the files to a folder and copy what is inside the /inkcape folder into your Inkscape extensions folder.


After installing Armature and restarting Inkscape, you will have an Armature option in the Inkscape menu.

Extensions menu after installing Armature

Using the Create/Update Layer Set option will capture the current visible or hidden state of each year. Create a layer set for each view/state you want to capture.

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Use left and right arrow keys to navigate

Basic Website Example

11/17/2013 7:59:00 PM