Scalable Vector Graphics

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an XML specification and file format which describes static and dynamic two-dimensional vector graphics (interactive or animated). The SVG specification is an open standard that has been under development by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) since 1999. SVG images and their behaviors are defined in XML text files. This means that they can be searched, indexed, scripted and, if required, compressed. SVG files can be edited with any text editor, but specialist SVG development environments are also available. These offer a wide range of specialized and general-purpose features.

Using SVG in the LayoutEditor

The SVG file format canĀ“t handle layers. It just has a color for its elements. The LayoutEditor will add the element on the enabled layer which has the closest color to that of the element and save it with the current setup layer color. The SVG file format has no physical scale so the current user units are used to scale the graphic. This file format is NOT intended to store productive data. It may, however, be used to add logos to a design or for preparing a presentation. SVG file format is XML text files with multiple lines. For the end of line character, it allows multiple options which can be read by the LayoutEditor. However, some of the options are not compatible with other other programs. The end of line character for exported SVG files can be set up to accomodate other programs.