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Converting a drawing to an SVG format

Discussion in 'Using Alibre Design' started by dmckee101, Nov 1, 2019.

  1. dmckee101

    dmckee101 Alibre Super User

    A customer wanted SVG files of a control box we build for their machines. After a lot of searching, trying different programs and website conversion tools, nothing worked. But I finally did solve it:

    • Open the drawing in Alibre
    • Gem (circular button at the top left) > Publish to PDF (give it a <file name> and save)
    • Open Inkscape (inkscape.org)
    • File > Open (find your <filename.pdf> you just made)
    • File > Save as (save a new file as <filename>.svg)

    That's all, except there is an important detail. The PDF file made by Alibre makes an Adobe PDF. Other PDFs did not work for me; PDFCreator, and Foxit were two I use regularly. These didn't work, don't know why, and frankly don't care.
    Eddy So and TimoCAD like this.

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