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I had tested Inkscape with an image in a similar size here and had no stress either in export time or in memory usage (although my system has more RAM than that, a crude monitoring I set up during export didn't show any significant memory usage when creating the output image). What is confusing in Inkscape are the entries set-up in the export bitmap dialog ...


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In many schools of architecture, the software of choice for creating annotated vector drawings of 3-dimensional geometry is a workflow from Rhinoceros 3D (Rhino) to Illustrator. Rhino is generally the tool of choice for 3D drawings, diagrams, and drafting because it can be easily scripted or extended with Python or Grasshopper (a visual programming plugin). ...


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Open the file in Inkscape (free at http://www.inkscape.org/en/download/ ) Go to File > Save As for Save As Type choose Plain SVG This will remove all the references to inkscape namespace


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As Bakabak pointed out, SVG is "vector" and PNG is "raster" or "bitmap". What this means: "vector" is stored as a series of points in a coordinate space very much like plotting an equation on a graph in algebra or trigonometry. "bitmap" is stored as a piece of graph paper where you colored in specific squares. What happened when you saved the SVG is that ...


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WOW, THANKS EVERYONE! I have just spent the last two days really researching and watching tutorials. I read about all the files you mentioned above. It's sounding like I should give them a nice assortment to use for whatever software they have and/or for whatever their output goals are. The PDF you mentioned, is a a VECTOR PDF something I need to specify in ...


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I would say that you should always save and AI file as the primary source file and an EPS file as a universally editable format. These are ideal for printing, however for other uses you will need to produce a JPEG, PNG and possibly a TIFF. AI, primary source file, use multiple artboards for variants EPS, universal format for programs aside from Illustrator ...


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Under 'File', save as, .AI - Save Illustrator gives you the option to change the Version, to which you will save the .AI file as. As Bart stated, Is it possible to ask the client what format he/she prefers? Version compatibility is a concern for layout rendering, editing features and certain attributes. Client version compatibility should be your ...


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I'd send them some combo of: EPS (the 'traditional' format. Most useful for printing) PDF (the 'replacement' for EPS) SVG (open source vector file format) PNG (raster based image--useful for web)


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EDIT: I have just learned from @AlanGilbertson in this thread What unique benefits does the EPS format provide? ..that eps has limited uses, and in general that pdf is the way to go. If the client does not have any preferences; a good practice would be to give them an .eps and a pdf and an svg file in addition to jpg/png in different sizes. If you also ...


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Inkscape can convert SVG files to PDF and EPS via command line. Google "svg to eps command line". This would be a good solution for graphics intended for both web and print delivery. Just beware that while this should work on Linux, Inkscape via command line on a Mac is somewhat broken (may have to compile Inkscape yourself or change file linkage inside ...


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The trick is to turn the path in to a Compound Path (CMD + 8). That makes the SVG output an actual path rather than a primitive type.



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