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Best settings for SVG from DrawPlusX8 to Designer?

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As the title suggests...  I'd like to export old DrawPlusX8 jobs (or at least several objects from them) to open in Affinity Designer, and continue the project there.  The defaults settings for exporting are shown in the img below.  

Would anyone recommend changing any of the settings to make the SVG more "Affinity-friendly?"

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Actually...  I did a bit of experimenting.  The "compatibility modes" don't seem to do anything.  More parts seemed to get opened in Designer when I used the "Inline raster images" though.   

EDIT: It appears that the various colored shapes get saved over fine.  They retain their outline properties and of course their shapes and colors. The components are no longer "grouped."   If there is a gradient fill, then that appears okay.  However if any 3D or inner-bevels have been applied in DPX8, then that component gets saved as a raster component (i.e. pixelated if you zoom in).  Those pixelated components are completely stripped though, unless you have the "Inline raster images" option selected.  

EDIT 2:  Kindof trippy to see the vector and the raster-converted parts next to each other.  

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16 minutes ago, steveKunkel said:

if any 3D or inner-bevels have been applied in DPX8, then that component gets saved as a raster component

All filter effects (in both DrawPlus and the Affinity apps) are rendered as raster.


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2 hours ago, Alfred said:

All filter effects (in both DrawPlus and the Affinity apps) are rendered as raster.

Hmm.. Now that you mention it, I seem to recall running into this in DPX8 several times.  It can be quite an annoyance sometimes.  

On another note:  I was able to get an even better crossover into Designer by removing a bunch of the filter effects from within DPX8 before exporting.   And when I did export, I used the highest DPI setting.  

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