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Layered .svg export in Adobe Illustrator

Community Beginner ,
Sep 13, 2023 Sep 13, 2023

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Hello,

 

When I export an illustration from Adobe illustrator (2021) to single .svg format, all layers are grouped.

I need the layers to be intact so that when I open the .svg in other illustration applications, the layers are intact and visible as multiple layers.

Is there an option to get this in Adobe Illustrator 2021 ?

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Sep 13, 2023 Sep 13, 2023

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I'm pretty sure the answer is no. What other applications are you using to open the SVGs?

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Sep 13, 2023 Sep 13, 2023

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If I open the illustrator extracted .svg in CorelDRAW X, I can see that all the layers are grouped into one and when we check this file in notepad, the x, y co-ordinates of the texts in the illustration are not available. This makes it impossible for us to read & process the .svg in our standalone applications.

 

Whereas the .svg extracted from CorelDRAW has these details when checked in notepad. Refer below attached screenshots.

 

Snapshot of .svg text (Extracted from CorelDRAW)

We have the x and y co-ordinates of text from the layers

jesh32258189jpi3_0-1694672234485.png

Snapshot of .svg text (Extracted from Illustrator)

jesh32258189jpi3_1-1694672379681.png

 

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Sep 14, 2023 Sep 14, 2023

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SVG doesn't know the concept of layers anyway. Make groups instead.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 14, 2023 Sep 14, 2023

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Hello,

.svg from Corel DRAW has the layers intact and the text co-ordinates info in it (Refer above snapshots).

Do we have any scripts available in AI to replicate the same ?

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Sep 14, 2023 Sep 14, 2023

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<g> is a group.

 

You can try using sub layers in Illustrator (one layer hierarchy level below the main layer).

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Sep 14, 2023 Sep 14, 2023

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Yes, but can we export in any .txt format to get the coordinates(x=6667, y=2667 of a object(13091)

or can we check those details any where in adobe illustrator?

Yashwanth322825392omi_0-1694685043197.png

 

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Sep 14, 2023 Sep 14, 2023

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If you go the "Save as" route, then you can still view the code. But Save as produces outdated SVG code.

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Sep 14, 2023 Sep 14, 2023

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Thanks, so we dont have any other ways to find out the coordinates?

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Sep 14, 2023 Sep 14, 2023

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There is no code inspector in Illustrator. You can try if the CSS-Properties panel might be comparable or give you the values you want.

And for positions there is the transform panel of course.

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Sep 14, 2023 Sep 14, 2023

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Can you please share us the exact steps in detail to execute this ?

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Sep 14, 2023 Sep 14, 2023

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@jesh32258189jpi3  schrieb:

Can you please share us the exact steps in detail to execute this ?


 

Are you asking me? About which steps? The CC properties panel?

 

Sorry for German interface. Options are in the same places in other languages. 

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Sep 14, 2023 Sep 14, 2023

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@Monika Gause : We are not able to do this with Adobe Illustrator 2021. Is there an alternate way ?

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Sep 15, 2023 Sep 15, 2023

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None that I know of.

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