How do I draw a box around an object in Inkscape?


There is a really handy way to size the page: "Resize page to drawing or selection". Is there a similar option for drawing boxes around a selection? I have a group of objects that I would like to draw a tight rectangle around.

1/2/2015 5:26:00 PM

Accepted Answer

  1. Group your objects.
  2. Copy (Ctrl+C)
  3. Draw some rectangle (its position and size do not matter).
  4. Select your rectangle.
  5. Edit → paste size → paste size.
  6. Open the alignment tab and set relative to to first selected.
  7. Select your group and then your rectangle.
  8. Use centre on vertical axis and centre on horizontal axis from the alignment tab.
1/2/2015 7:39:00 PM

Another solution:

  1. Group your objects:

Group your objects

  1. Enable "Snap to bounding box corners" and "Snap bounding box corners": bounding box1bounding box2

  2. Draw a rectangle, any size: Draw rect

  3. Resize the rectangle: Resizing1 Resizing2

Final result: Result