Vector Path/SVG files in Altia Design

What is SVG? (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scalable_Vector_Graphics)
Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is a family of specifications of an XML-based file format for describing two-dimensional vector graphics, both static and dynamic (i.e. interactive or animated). The SVG specification is an open standard that has been under development by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) since 1999.

DeepScreen Code Generation
DeepScreen code generation is currently limited to OpenVG targets.

Importing SVG Files into Altia Design
From within Altia Design, select File>Import>XML/SVG. In the lower right corner of the Import dialog, select SVG Files (*.svg) in the file extension dropdown list. Choose the SVG file you wish to import and click the Open button.


The Challenge
SVG construction and rendering in different programs can vary widely. Much like HTML, SVG is an open standard but different programs may interpret and display SVG files differently (like the age old problem of one browser displaying a web page differently from another).

How to Get the Best Results
We have found that the most accurate rendering of SVG files in Altia can be achieved when importing SVG files created in Adobe Illustrator. Other SVG authoring tools such as Inkscape may create less compatible SVG files that may not render properly when imported into Altia.

We've had the best luck when the content originates in Illustrator. Even if you import non-Illustrator SVG content into Illustrator and re-export it, Illustrator doesn't treat it the same as a native graphic -- which can cause render problems.

We will use this forum as a resource to address issues and solutions when using SVG with Altia products.

If you're running into issues with your SVG content, please drop us a line in these forums or to the support@altia.com address.

 

Supported Illustrator SVG Features

Illustrator Feature   Notes
-------------------   ---------------------------------------------------- 
Pen Tool             
Type Tool             On export from Illustrator, set Fonts/Type option to
                      "Convert to outline"
Area Type Tool        On export from Illustrator, set Fonts/Type option to
                      "Convert to outline"
Type on a Path Tool   On export from Illustrator, set Fonts/Type option to
                      "Convert to outline"
Vertical Type Tool    On export from Illustrator, set Fonts/Type option to
                      "Convert to outline"
Vertical Area         On export from Illustrator, set Fonts/Type option to
Type Tool             "Convert to outline"
Vertical Type on a    On export from Illustrator, set Fonts/Type option to
Path Tool             "Convert to outline"
Line Segment Tool     On import into Altia, select "Convert primitives to
                      vector paths"
Arc Tool             
Spiral Tool         
Rectangular Grid Tool On import into Altia, select "Convert primitives to
                      vector paths"
Polar Grid Tool       On import into Altia, select "Convert primitives to
                      vector paths"
Rectangle Tool        On import into Altia, select "Convert primitives to
                      vector paths"
Rounded Rect Tool   
Ellipse Tool          On import into Altia, select "Convert primitives to
                      vector paths"
Polygon Tool          On import into Altia, select "Convert primitives to
                      vector paths.
Star Tool             On import into Altia, select "Convert primitives to
                      vector paths.
Flare Tool            On import into Altia, select "Convert primitives to
                      vector paths.

Smooth Tool         
Path Eraser Tool     
Blob Brush Tool       
Eraser Tool         
Scissors Tool       
Knife Tool           
Rotate Tool         
Reflect Tool         
Scale Tool           
Shear Tool           
Reshape Tool         
Warp Tool           
Twirl Tool           
Pucker Tool         
Bloat Tool           
Scallop Tool         
Crystallize Tool     
Wrinkle Tool         
Free Transform Tool 
Shape Builder Tool   
Live Paint Bucket   
Live Paint Selection
Tool                 
Perspective
Perspective
Selection Tool       
Mesh Tool             Illustrator exports as a raster image.
Gradient Tool       
Blend Tool      

 

Unsupported Illustrator SVG Features

Illustrator Feature   Notes
-------------------   ----------------------------------------------------
Paint Tool            Not currently supported
Pencil Tool           Not currently supported
Width Tool            Not currently supported
Symbol Sprayer Tool   Not currently supported

 

 

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