TechDraw ExportPageSVG

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TechDraw ExportPageSVG

Menu location
TechDraw → Page → Export Page as SVG
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
TechDraw Templates, Draft SVG


The TechDraw ExportPageSVG tool saves the current drawing page as an SVG file.


  1. If there are multiple drawing pages in the document: optionally activate the desired page by selecting it in the Tree view.
  2. There are several ways to invoke the tool:
    • Press the Export Page as SVG button.
    • Select the TechDraw → Page → Export Page as SVG option from the menu.
    • If a page is displayed in the Main view area: right-click the page's window and select the Export SVG option from the context menu.
  3. If there are multiple drawing pages in the document and you have not yet activated a page, the Page Chooser dialog box opens: introduced in version 0.20
    1. Select the desired page.
    2. Press the OK button.
  4. The Export page as SVG dialog box opens.
  5. Select a location and file name.


  • TechDraw Hatch patterns are not exported to SVG due to a limitation in Qt4's SVG support.
  • Text positions and sizes are not correct in the exported file. Using the "system" default font in the drawing improves the size problem considerably.


See also: Autogenerated API documentation and FreeCAD Scripting Basics.

The SaveSVG tool can be used in macros and from the Python console by using the following functions:


Note that the FreeCADGui module must be active to use this function.