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Artboard export as SVG includes a <rect> named Artboard

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I'm making a set of icons in SVG format, and have them all on their own artboard in 1 document.

Exporting an artboard to SVG (with no border or fill) includes a <rect> tag named like the artboard. I'd expect the artboard to just set the width/height & viewbox properties of the export, not to have its own rect path.

Maybe this could be just a checkbox in the export options?

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Apologies for the late reply!


It should be the case if you export a singular artboard that the viewbox is basically the same as the artboards rect. This functionality exists so that if multiple artboards are exported each will need its own rect writing out, the viewbox is then set to the document size.


I see where you are coming from and agree that an option to remove the artboards rect if it is the only exported artboard would make sense, i'll get an improvement logged for the developers consideration.



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