Import SVG from TurboCAD

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Feb 08, 2021 Feb 08, 2021

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Hi

 

I was wondering if anyone has experience with svg files exported from TurboCAD. I have cad drawings in A3 size that I export in svg format. When I place the image in Illustrator or InDesign using the same page size, the image is a lot smaller. I've attached my test example here. Any help would be appreciated.

 

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Have you considered washing them through Illustrator to see if that helps?

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A quick Google ask indicates TurboCAD also exports .AI and .EPS. Have you tried either of those?

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Feb 09, 2021 Feb 09, 2021

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Hi André,

inspect the code of your SVG file.

The View Box is defined as:

viewBox="0 0 1024 768"

The values are in points.

Thus the file is placed as rectangle with 1024 pt in width and 768 pt in height.

( Plus an extra of 2 pt in every direction when you do that in InDesign. That's a bug with the SVG import feature. )

 

That also means that you cannot scale the placed graphic proportionally to an A3 format.

 

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Uwe Laubender

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