I'm in the process of creating an SVG file. I'll have a large number of paths of which all have a seemingly random ID's assigned to them, for example path4758 (see below). Ideally, I'd love to be able to set my own ID for a path, it would help when I parse my SVG file with a Python script. Is it possible to change the ID that is assigned to a path inside of Illustrator? If so, how would I be able to do so?
<path id="path4758" fill="#6DBE45" stroke="#727271" d="M76.872,481.133C76.012,484.881,74.835,481.123,76.872,481.133z"/>
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They are AI's internal object IDs. Only excessive scripting can change them. it would probably be a lot easier if you simply handle that part in your Py script.
I've found that simply changing the name of the particular path in the Layers palette sets the id for that path. Seems dodgy for some reason when implementing interactivity and there are compound paths involved, but certainly works for simpler cases.
Any object or layer that uses a number as a leading character in Illustrator will be converted into some crazy id in the resulting SVG.
A layer called "1st-floor-rooms" in Illustrator will become "_x31_st-floor-rooms" in the SVG.
yes that's cause id's in html can never start with a number
Select the path and right click.
Choose "create compound path".
Look at your layers panel and you'll notice the shape or path you selected has been renamed to "<Compound Path>".
You can now change "<Compound Path>" to whatever you want the id to be.
Save the file as an SVG if you haven't already.
I’ve tried this, and sometimes it works whilst others it still retains the original path ID on export even though the name is changed in the layer palette
You find something that actually works for 2022?
For me, at least, it seems that if you use the "save as" -method, it will not retain the layer names as IDs. However, when using the "export as" -method, it seems to work.