TechDraw SaveSVG

From FreeCAD Documentation
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Other languages:
Deutsch • ‎English • ‎français • ‎italiano • ‎română • ‎русский
This command exists up to version 0.18. Starting from version 0.19 it is replaced by TechDraw ExportPageSVG

TechDraw SaveSVG.svg TechDraw SaveSVG

Menu location
TechDraw → Export page
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
TechDraw Templates, Draft SVG


The Export page tool saves the current drawing page as an SVG file.


  1. Press the TechDraw SaveSVG.svg Export page button or use TechDraw → Export page
  2. A File Save dialog will open.
  3. Select a location and file name.


  • TechDraw Hatch patterns are not exported to SVG due to a limitation in Qt4's SVG support.
  • Text positions and sizes are not correct in the exported file. Using the "system" default font in the drawing improves the size problem considerably.
  • Creating a DXF file from the saved SVG drawing in Inkscape 0.48: choose "Desktop Cutting Plotter (AutoCAD DXF R14) (*.dxf)" as export format and choose "px" as base unit in the next dialog. The drawing is not on scale yet but has a scale of 10:1. To get the correct scale on LibreCAD, choose Edit → Current Drawing Preferences → General Factor of 0.1. Check with a known distance.
  • As of v0.18 and above it is possible to export DXF directly with TechDraw SaveDXF.



See also: TechDraw API and FreeCAD Scripting Basics.

The SaveSVG tool can be used in macros and from the Python console by using the following functions:


Note that the FreeCADGui module must be active to use this function.