Save As SVG Description

Latest Version:1.358

This doumentation is based on the latest version. Updates will be downloaded and installed when Save As SVG is run and will require a Fusion restart to activate.

Installs can be downloaded from the Autodesk App Store. App Store

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.



Input Type
Entire Sketch
Exports all sketch curves in one selectable color
Sketch Profiles
Exports profiles with color coded lines.  The outer most profile loop is identified as Perimeters.  Profile loops inside Perimeters are considered Insets and profile loops contained within Insets are considered Cutouts. Line not part of a profile loop will be included as an Inset. The intent of this scheme is to provide control of SVG line coloring in a predictable way. Profile types can be included or not with the options described below.
Line Weight
This is the thickness of the lines in the SVG file created. The value entered will represent a value in the current unit type setting.
Scale 72 ppi
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.
Include Perimeters
Include all Perimeter profile loops found in the export
Include Insets
Include all Inset profile loops and curves not found in a profile loop in the export
Include Cutouts
Include all Cutout profile loops found in the export
Include Labels
Include all Labels (text) by converting to line curves then exporting
Include Contruction
Include all Construction lines in export
Include Centerlines
Include all Centerlines in export

The color selection for lines will also apply to the fill color filling the corresponding profile when fill option is selected.


Fill Faces

When selected the faces inside their corresponing loops will be filled in with the selected color.  Use it to highlight features like insets, cutouts or top face (perimeter). The following is an example of an SVG butterfly image created when the Fill Faces option is selected

Butterfly Butterfly

Both the Lineweight and Color of lines can be used for controlling toolpaths for either laser or a CNC.  For example Red may result in a cut-through for laser and other colors may result is less intense results.