Save As SVG Description

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 Line Colors for Perimeter, Cutouts, Insets and Labels.

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 is scaled to match the sketch size in 96 dpi. Some older programs defaultto using 72 dpi but they provide an import setting for svg files scaled at 96 dpi. A Scale option will be added soon.

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