How do I resize an object in inkscape to an absolute size?

I have imported a dxf in inkscape, which is now converted into several paths resembling a logo. It has no round dimensions (i.e. many decimals) as it was processed multiple times to make it.

To use it in other software I want to resize it to well defined heights (e.g. 10 mm, 5 mm, 1 mm etc.) while retaining aspect ratio.

When using the transformation tool, I can only resize to relative sizes, not absolute. What could I do?

Answer

Sample logo, resized

I guess the source of your logo is not important (dxf). You like to resize it, so first mark the whole logo and group the elements (Ctrl-G) (fig.1).

Now you select X (2) and Y (3) position to 0, 0 and the group moves to point 4, the lower left point (maybe a matter of settings, but other points/directions work too).

Then you mark the lock symbol, for fixing the ratio (5) and insert the width (6) value, you like (in German B as Breite, H would be height/Höhe) and work accordingly.

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