Save As SVG Description

Latest Version:1.23

This doumentation is based on the latest version. Updates, which include bug fixes and enhanced features, will be made available on the app store to entitled subscribers here. View version history here.

How to Use

The Save As SVG add-in app is invoked from the context menu of a sketch object in the browser tree. In addition to the output file name and folder location it provides the options for Line Weight and Colors for Perimeter, Cutouts, Insets and Labels lines. An optional fill color for closed loops is provided with a default of None. The selected options will persist for the next invocation.

Note: The application LightBurn incorrectly interprets the fill color as the line color.  If you intend to import the exported SVG file into LightBurn then you must specify a fill color other then None.

The Line Weight setting represents the thickness of the lines in pixels. It is a floating point number which will allow settings from very small for thin lines to very large for thick lines.

Any sketch loops directly inside the Perimeter sketch loop is consider a Cutouts. Sketch loops contained inside a Cutout loop is considered an Inset loop. Although this definition may not accurately describe the intent of the sketch loops it will aid in setting the desired colors for controlling toolpaths for laser or CNC control. For example Red may result in a cut-through for laser and other colors may result is less intense results. It will be your task and responsibility to understand your machine and the controlling software and to make the appropriate settings.

The output svg file, by default, is scaled to match the sketch size in 96 ppi.  This default of 96 ppi is the modern universal scale used by all browsers and most applications. The option Scale 72 ppi is provided to support older applications specifically Adobe Illustrator.

This image is a view of Save As SVG being used with anotations.