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New Improved Illustrator SVG Export Settings

If you use Illustrator for SVG wrangling, you’ll love last night’s release. All of the new features make for an easier workflow. Some of them include:

  • Better default code that’s easier to hand-edit
  • Better ID’s (gone are the days of #foo_1_), with new options for unique IDs or layer names
  • Ability to export individually selected elements at a time
  • Higher quality output of SVG shapes, gradients, patterns, symbols, and masked objects
  • Ability to change the decimal place precision
  • Ability to view the export code output before finalizing
  • Easier export of multiple artboards, with a new default viewBox containing all elements

These features are available on “export”, not on “save as”, and it’s recommended that you retain your original .ai file for future iterations.

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