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Hello, my new plugin to get SVG files out of Vectorworks is in beta testing. Let me know if you are interested, as soon as I am ready the plugin will be placed on my Gumroad® page, at a reasonable price. With this menu command you'll be able to export your Vectorworks elements (such as polylines, polygons, rects, arcs etc.) objects to an SVG file suitable for CNC machines. All you have to do is select the objects to export and select the menu "Export selection to SVG", then choose a file name and click OK. The program will produce the correct SVG code to replicate the same selected object in the SVG viewbox determined by the Vectorworks active layer drawing size. Object are exported relatively to the active layer scale, so, if you need them for CNC purposes, better set the layer scale to 1:1 before exporting. export SVG demo movie.mov What Export selection to SVG can do: The plugin CAN export the following Vectorworks objects: Lines Rects Rounded rects Arcs / circles Ellipses Polygons Polylines (also with holes) The plugin CANNOT export all the other types that are not included in the above types such as: Groups, Symbols, Plugin objects (unless converted in the above types) 3D objects Texts (unless converted to polylines) Quotes Images Attributes: The SVG produced will preserve the following object attributes: Solid fills Solid strokes Fill and stroke colors The plugin does not consider dashes, gradients, textures etc..
Export to SVG is a menu command (available for Vectorworks® 2020 and 2021) Info here... Available in beta version (expiring December 15th 2020) Downloadable from here... Please, let me have your feedback / suggestions The final plugin will be available at a fair price on my Gumroad® page and on my website.
I've been using an Othermill desktop CNC mill and a cheap Chinese laser engraver/cutter for prototyping small pieces, but the most software i've been using for simple 2D & 2.5D CAM work on a MAC only takes SVG files for input. The workflow I have now is export to DXF, then convert to SVG in Inkscape, but it seems to introduce errors. Is it possible to add SVG export to Vectorworks. SVG import would be nice as well for editing files from Thingiverse etc.