Viewing Svg after saved


Can you make it possible to see the svg file in google chrome. I don’t have illustrator and i could see the SVG from the shaper plugin for fusion. It was an a good way to preview the file.

This is the massage i get. Where as the svg saved from shaper plugin shows a picture of what it looks like you cant modify it but you can at least preview it that way.

This XML file does not appear to have any style information associated with it. The document tree is shown below.


Our SVG files will be viewable in Illustrator and Inkscape. The reason you can’t see them in the browser is that we’re adding extra information in the SVG file like cut depth. If the Shaper reads this information in a future update, it’ll be there to help you set your cut depth. Our other users of Vectric products currently us this information to get toolpaths.

So the answer is, SVG viewing likely won’t work in browsers anytime soon. If will work in your favorite SVG editor, and you can get Inkscape for free.


Ok thanks that helps. I tried inscape before with no luck. So i tried again by just dragging the file into inscape and it worked that way. Thanks again. so far it seems to be a great option for sketchup users.


Great! Glad it’s working for you!

Please do post any projects you do with it, even if it’s the most simple stuff, we’d love to see what you’re up to.


Actually, I think the browser viewing problem is due to some metadata missing from the <svg> tag. I added the following (copied from Affinity Designer SVG output), and then Safari and Chrome could render it. I’m not sure which items are required.

<svg width="936" height="864" version="1.1" xmlns="" xmlns:xlink="" xml:space="preserve" xmlns:serif="" style="fill-rule:evenodd;clip-rule:evenodd;">

This also enabled the preview in the MacOS finder.


As we build this out we’re going to add more meta data of our own to the SVG.

Next release I’ll see if we can let you preview in the browser


Experimenting a little, I found that all that is missing is the XML namespace in the <svg> tag. This makes the file compliant for browsers and other applications:

<svg width="936" height="864" xmlns="">


We’re on it!

Stay tuned…