Re: Future of SVG?
- Hi Jim,
SVG is an excellent choice for technical applications. The code
generated by the native editors you mention is valid but obviously
each uses its own algorithms for generating the code, which may
differ considerably from hand coding, given that artificial
intelligence is still embryonic at this stage, although nothing
prevents you from giving Illustrator a hand with building the
structure that suits your needs. The most common approach is to have
the native editors to do part of the job, in assisting for path
drawing for example, and assemble the work manually to ensure
optimization, adding scripting, etc. It is also standard practice to
build the elements using the DOM interfaces, which makes production
and maintenance very easy.
Sketsa will probably be very robust given the necessary amount of
time. I believe the development of Webdraw has been stopped quite a
while ago. Illustrator is strong for what it can do, not forgetting
that all those applications, including Inkscape etc. specialize in
art production. They cannot produce applications and they never
claimed that. In my opinion there aren't yet any tools of the model
driven technologies type in any vector solution capable of generating
credible code for complex applications.
> be the best choice... Are there any other vector types that areAs this is probably the scope of your post, the answer is yes of
> overcoming these issues?
course, Flash. You can try at least and see if it can meet your
May I ask you if that development was for Milacron's extruders
technical manuals and if you developed that application yourself?
Aren't you the president of Milacron?
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> Hi all,
> I developed an SVG application for work a few years ago that added
> slew of interactive options (drop down menus, links, auto-seen
> highlighting of graphic elements, blinking, etc.) to schematics and
> diagrams in our technical manuals. Over the past few years I've
> support for SVGs dwindle, and am finding the SVG export capabilityof
> certain graphic tools (Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator, etc.) is alsomaking
> diminishing. It gets even worse when you consider that after I've
> added all the interactivity code to these drawings, I have few
> options to maintain them, since I need a native editor to do so
> (Sketsa, WebDraw?). When you reopen an SVG in Adobe or other tools,
> they resave it without the code I added. Additionally, the raw SVG
> code generated by the different tools is completely different,
> consistency difficult.not
> It appears to me that using SVGs for technical applications might
> be the best choice... Are there any other vector types that are
> overcoming these issues? Are there any robust SVG tools out there
> that can handle initial creation AND native editing well?
> Inquiring minds want to know...and I'd really appreciate any advice!
> Jim Abbiati