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Is there a way to save an Inkscape drawing so the layer information will not be removed? When I save the drawing as plain SVG and try to open it again in Inkscape, all layers are gone.

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SVGs don't really support layers. One of the differences between an Inkscape SVG and a plain SVG while saving is that an Inkscape SVG can include some group level tags specific to Inkscape to tell Inkscape to treat that group as a layer. –  Ananda Mahto Dec 21 '12 at 16:21
Thanks for your answers. PDF does also not support Layers. So there is no way to convert Inkscape SVG to Coreldraw ? –  user1344545 Dec 21 '12 at 18:12
A quick Google search turned up this script that lets you export individual SVG layers as PDF files. Sort of a hassle, but might be a temporary workaround if you need something urgently. Other recommendations (not tested) include grouping the objects in each layer, moving them all the one layer (but still grouped), and exporting as a plain SVG. Haven't had a chance to test either of these, hence I'm adding this as a comment instead of an answer. Will try to find some time later to test them out. –  Ananda Mahto Dec 22 '12 at 16:01
@AnandaMahto I came across this question, and it's a shame it doesn't have an answer (especially since you have found a workaround!). Would you mind posting it as an answer? That way people can identify it easier, and also upvote it. –  Yisela Jul 22 '13 at 3:06
I have no solution for this. My Main problem was, that I have so many layers, that Inkscape slowed down. So I thought to try in CorelDraw. Meanwhile I have several Inkscape Drawings and compute the merged by a selfmade programm. –  user1344545 Jul 22 '13 at 9:45

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