Bug report #12202

Exported SVG layers should have consistent bounds

Added by Corey Burger over 5 years ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Normal
Assignee:-
Category:Map Composer/Printing
Affected QGIS version:2.6.0 Regression?:No
Operating System: Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:20391

Description

When exporting out to SVG, each layer has a different bounding box. This makes it difficult to correctly align layers after the fact. In comparison, exporting from ArcMap to Illustrator, each layer has a consistent clipping path, which has two major advantages:
1. It is easy to realign layers if they accidentally shift out of position in Inkscape
2. Switching layers with new data is easy, as the bounding box remains constant

ArcMap/Illustrator accomplishes this with clipping paths (which I know is a long-standing Qt bug). Until that is solved, I would recommend that QGIS at least create a blank rectangle the same size as the map extent, so that it could be used to create this consistent bounding box

History

#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 3 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No
  • Regression? set to No

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 1 year ago

  • Resolution set to end of life
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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