[scribus] Scribus as technical drawing tool

John Beardmore John at T4sLtd.co.uk
Tue May 1 12:56:23 UTC 2012

On 10/04/2012 06:32, ale rimoldi wrote:

> hi john,
>> (I know some people would say that diagrams might better be done in
>> Inkscape, but as Scribus can't even hack the company logo as a plain
>> SVG from Inkscape, I don't really feel any confidence re the import
>> of engineering drawings.)
> i've imported almost all of the libre graphics applications logos from
> svg into scribus...
> only one did resists to almost all efforts.
> statistically said: scribus can import an SVG logo!


OK, but if for example I wanted to pull in an SVG of the innards of a 
petrol engine, I wouldn't be filled with confidence !

> just take care that all the text is converted to paths and that there
> are no gradient and you're almost done!

Converting the text to paths got it to work for me, but presumably in 
the fullness of time, this should be unnecessary ?

I assume the aim in the end, is that Scribus should be able to
import some particular defined version / specification of SVG,
including text ?

Cheers, J/.
John Beardmore,MSc EDM (Open),B.A. Chem (Oxon),CMIOSH,CEnv,MIEMA,MEI
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