Importing and editing vector images


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Importing and editing vector images

Postby YnVnZ3k » Fri, 03 Dec 2004 06:51:02 GMT

A client of mine would prefer that I provide them with vector diagrams in 
Visio format, so I am evaluating the product for purchase.
I typically create the drawings in 3D and render them to a vector format 
such as AI or Flash for further editing. I see that unlike the other 2D 
vector drawing tools that I use, Visio is very limited in what it can import 
(only SVG).

That said, I am able to import SVG files into Visio, but the way it 
automatically groups the lines of a 3D image is very strange. I would like to 
be able to break the groups of lines apart, re-attach the lines to those that 
will share common line styles and apply different line styles to each of the 
new groups. However, there doesn't appear to be a way to break apart the 
images (I tried the ungroup option but it is unavailable beyond the first 
level).  I can't even remove a line segment -- the freeform drawing tool will 
let me delete a point but then the line is automatically reconnected between 
the remaining points.

How do I edit these SVG images in Visio? Any input would be much 
appreciated. I have to decide what to do on short notice.

Thank you.

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