Recommendations for svg editor

I realized today that there’s no way to construct a graphic object such as a pump in Perspective.

In the good old days of Vision, I could grab a triangle, circle, and rectangle, and make a pump in no time. I don’t see how to do this in Perspective.

Two questions:

  1. Is that capability coming to Perspective, or is the plan that designers will use existing SVG editors to build those objects and then import them?

  2. What external SVG editors are recommended for this sort of thing? I’m not interested in becoming proficient in Adobe Illustrator.

I use Inkscape. Its a free software and fairly simple to use. I normally use it for converting whatever PNG icons we have created into SVG’s for use in Ignition.

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I personally find Gravit Designer to have a much less steep learning curve than Illustrator and even Inkscape. It has a free version that I have yet to hit the limitations of with the simple icon/graphics design I do. Your mileage may vary.

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The capability is planned:

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@ryan.white what format do you save the SVG file in to be able to drag and drop it into perspective. I am trying to follow the inductive university video for SVG importing and create a simple circle that I can change color on based on tag value, but when I drag it into perspective it brings it in as an image and I don’t have control over the fill. It appears they are saving as HTML file but inkscape will not let me do that even with a simple circle.

Here are a couple of tips I learned from trying inkscape. Note, I’m using Ignition 8.0.5.

  • when you finish creating your object, modify the size of the canvas under File/Document Properties

  • when you drag the object into designer, select the embed option. Save and link is the default, but this doesn’t work.


@andytimc whenever I save an icon I’ve converted into an svg with Inkscape I do a save as “Plain SVG”.


I’ve been using “Optimized SVG” in Inkscape to preserve gradients, then use @heybales advice to resize and embed the image.
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Thanks for the details on options. I noticed the extraneous metadata, etc, but hadn’t found the settings to switch those off.

Yes, Gravit Designer was just what I needed. Simple, free and get the job done.

Inkscape is too hardcore (without google and videos) and overkill.

Where are these options found? I have been searching inkscape and can’t seem to find this dialog box.

For inkscape…

File->Save As…
select ‘Optimized SVG’ as file type.