Is there a way to copy live path effects from one object to another in Inkscape?


Inkscape has a feature called "Live Path Effects" (PATH > PATH EFFECTS). This allows you to apply a style to a path and have said style update live a you update the path.

It's nice, but has one limitation for me in that you have to apply it individually to each object one-by-one. This can be tedious.

Is there a way to copy a path effect and it's settings from one element to another?

3/11/2016 4:16:00 PM

Accepted Answer

As of Inkscape 0.91, yes you can copy and paste path effects.

  1. Apply whatever path effects you want to one path.
  2. Copy that path Ctrl+C.
  3. Select the path(s) to which you want to apply the copied path's effects.
  4. Click Path > Paste Path Effect Ctrl+7.

This will preserve any settings you have on the path effects as well.

9/23/2015 12:15:00 PM