SVG's are being saved to large an won't convert to other formats

Asked by Lindsay Stewart on 2018-04-11

I just installed the latest version onto a new laptop. Since then, every svg I make is saving at approx 38mb even when I make scale them smaller than what I normally save. I also can't convert them to DXf or EPS through an online converter that I always use. The converter will convert files I've made but not recent ones.
I have my document properties set to px like I normally do. Is there a scaling feature somewhere that I need to set? Any other method to fix this? I am getting way behind on my work because I'm having such a hard time with this version.
Any suggestions is greatly appreciated :)

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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #1

Can you share a link to one of your files, and one to the online convertor that doesn't work anymore?

Additionally, Inkscape can save as DXF and also as EPS... So I'm not sure why the convertor is needed at all.

Lindsay Stewart (coulcat) said : #2

I’m not sure how I fix the problem but I’m able to save my files to a regular size now. I usually have my document properties set to px but I left them at mm and it seems to be working ok so far.

When I try to convert to dxf and eps with Inkscape the lines never come out right - maybe I’m not using the right settings? The online converter I use is perfect every time so I’ve been sticking with that.

Lindsay

On Apr 12, 2018, at 2:13 PM, Hachmann <<email address hidden><mailto:<email address hidden>>> wrote:

Your question #667830 on Inkscape changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/inkscape/+question/667830

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Can you share a link to one of your files, and one to the online
convertor that doesn't work anymore?

Additionally, Inkscape can save as DXF and also as EPS... So I'm not
sure why the convertor is needed at all.

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Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #3

Probably related to this:

https://inkscape.org/en/learn/faq/#inkscape-092-my-drawings-are-just-quarter-their-original-size-when-i-open-them-program-xyz

Can't tell you more without the actual files, but maybe you can figure it out yourself.

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #4

And maybe this plays a role, too:

https://inkscape.org/en/learn/faq/#dpi_change

Hachmann (marenhachmann) said : #5

Btw. scaling vector data does not have a major impact on file size. You'd need to change the data, not just its zoom factor (very simplified).

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