December 23, 2016 at 1:05 pm #22730
On the “unable to draw object” issue:
You seem to have found a bug that no one has ever reported before. I think that I can see how that can happen by looking at the source code. I will create a formal bug report for it, and it will be fixed in the next release of the software (hopefully sometime this month).
In the mean time, please select the objects that you would like to fill before using the Hatch Fill command. (You can use the Edit > Select all in all layers command to select the objects that need to be filled, if you would like to fill everything.)
We have generally found that the method of previewing paths in the document (Section 10.2 of the user guide, “visualizing paths in your document”) to give a reasonable preview of what will actually print. If you find that using this method does not give you a reasonable preview — that is, if the machine is doing something significantly different than what you see there — please contact customer support directly, and send us a copy of the SVG file that you’re trying to print. We may be able to help identify the issue.
I understand what you are saying about using Inkscape when you are used to Illustrator. I personally feel the same way when I use Illustrator or CorelDraw– and we have (a surprising number of) other users who love Corel, and tell us the same thing when they have to use Inkscape or Illustrator.