Is there a way to export an .svg sprite directly from Illustrator, with a separate viewBox for each element?

I am only able get one viewBox for the whole set of icons, even when each of them is on its own artboard.

  • is it even possible to have multiple viewBoxes per svg file?
    – Luciano
    Jul 6, 2016 at 14:17
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    You could always use the Export For Screens option to export each artboard as its own SVG
    – Manly
    Jul 6, 2016 at 14:27
  • @Luciano turns out it is! (I posted the answer below.)
    – Ilze
    Jul 6, 2016 at 14:31

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I seem to have found the solution - each sprite element must be converted to a symbol. That creates a viewBox for each symbol when exporting the svg.

An example:

<symbol id="badminton" data-name="badminton" viewBox="0 0 33.84 40.41">

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