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    Default Gear-Config Icon Challenge

    How would you draw this icon, Accurately?
    The emphasis is on accuracy.

    You can see that the corners are rounded and there is roundness to the teeth.

    I'd love to see what method you use?
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    Default Re: Gear-Config Icon Challenge

    Closest I could get Rik. I did have some issues with Ctrl+1 (Add Shapes) creating more nodes than required, needing node deletions.
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    Egg

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    Default Re: Gear-Config Icon Challenge

    Looks pretty decent, egg.

    But, show us the method you used?
    How did you go about doing it?

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    Default Re: Gear-Config Icon Challenge

    Quickly.

    Draw a circle over a copy of your bitmap to get it as centred as possible. Clone that circle several times and resize to match outer size, inner cog size and central hole. Clone one more time & create a Centring Circle. Create centring lines by using align to centre with Centring circle.

    Raw by eye a line gives the angle of the gears. Clone it and using the vertical centre line as the origin of the line, flip it horizontally. just to ensure true centre group the two angled lines and using the centring circle Align Horizontally. Ungroup & join these two lines into a shape.

    To be continue.
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    Default Re: Gear-Config Icon Challenge

    Stellar quick shape intersect with circle, add circle, subtract circle. Sizing the quick shape should have been more accurate but didn't have the patience.
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    Info Re: Gear-Config Icon Challenge

    Quickshape of 8-pointed star aligned over the design.
    Line, 15pt, Smooth Curve tracing out one cog.
    Rotate and drop off cloned cogs at 45 degrees around centre of gear.
    Simple centred circle, 15pt, no Fill.
    Grouped and coloured as needed.

    8-Cogs.xar

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    Default Re: Gear-Config Icon Challenge

    Gear-Tool in Affinity Designer. Export as SVG.

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    Default Re: Gear-Config Icon Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by siran View Post
    Stellar quick shape intersect with circle, add circle, subtract circle. Sizing the quick shape should have been more accurate but didn't have the patience.
    That's the way I would have done it ...
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    Default Re: Gear-Config Icon Challenge

    Quote Originally Posted by ernie-f View Post
    Gear-Tool in Affinity Designer. Export as SVG.

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    We'll done Ernie. Although I suspect outside the intent of the challenge.
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    Default Re: Gear-Config Icon Challenge

    Some very good ideas there, guys.

    egg: To be continued...!

    Acorn: I didn't want to do any tracing. To me, that wouldn't be accurate. If I understood what you mean?

    siran: That method looks very accurate.

    ernie: I am not surprised in the slightest that AD has it built in.

    Me?: Well, my idea is very similar to siran's. Except that I didn't think of using the shape tool to draw the 8 point star. I drew a rectangle and did things from there.
    See the attached file.
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