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VectorSection is an open source vector graphics converter and storage mechanism. It is a toolset for manipulating data from 2D and 3D CAD and graphics formats via common intermediate data schemas.


VectorSection is being built in stages. The goal is to be able to convert between and access most vector graphic file formats such as dxf, dwg, dgn, svg, pdf, ps, jpg, png, ogr, ifc.


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What Is Vector Artwork?

Are you trying to win a product for your company such as a name badge or business card? Does the vendor you ordered ask for your artwork in “vector form”? If you are not a graphic designer, you may not know exactly what that means. Here is a little info that can help you.

At first you might not be able to distinguish between flat vectors and bitmap images, other than for file types. File extensions for standard bitmap images will be something like jpg, tiff, giff, or bmp. Vector images will have file extensions such as eps, ai, or cdr. This file is created in programs such as Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW and you will need one of these programs to consider the type of artwork on your computer. When applying one of these programs to pay attention to vector images, you can easily understand and standard bitmaps or jpg images.

When opening jpg images in a professional senior program as described above, you will notice the edges of the senior work are jagged and the intrinsic boundaries consist of squares. In professional art programs, outlines are curved and smooth vector objects, without these boxes. This is why people might refer to senior vectors as “revisions to curves” or “updates to outlines”. The profit from having fine lines and curved lines is vector objects can be scaled and maintain high proportions and quality when going up or down to place them on name badges or business card templates to add. Other advantages of vector images according to color really match the Pantone colors that match your company logo.

More ideal, vector objects are also not flat images. However, the bitmap is a flat image and cannot be changed or manipulated by what method is the opposite. If your logo has a white box on the back like most flat pictures, the glue and white logo cannot be taken or produced transparently to create a background color. For example, if you put your name or business card has a black background and you will put your oval logo in the upper right corner, the right zone of the logo “transparent \\” or the white box around the oval logo will appear white on the black background when applying jpg images. So your black badge or business card will then have a white box in the corner, approved free of having your oval logo painted in the color of your company on a black background. Having vector artwork has different components or logos to change. You can change the size or thickness of the line, adjust the color and also remove unexpected logos like the white box around it. The components of the logo can also be made transparent, every color in the background can also be seen.

A really ordinary question asked about vector artwork, “Am I asking for the jpg I have received in a program like Adobe Illustrator or CorelDRAW and putting it as an eps file?”. The answer is clear NO. Putting bitmaps in file types such as eps or ai will not be finished as a layered vector file. It will only embed the bitmap in the file. Some professional programs have a way to track bitmap images into vector images, can be translated into English which can be done by navigating these types of programs and senior files. Instead, buying this type of program if you haven’t been able to buy is really expensive.

One of your alternatives is to insert a bitmap into a vector file if your company does not have its own design team that is professionally equipped by a graphic designer. Of course, maybe there will be a little tariff to re-create your logo, so the benefits are the results, the logo belongs to you. You may need a different printing or branding business scheme that you need for future vector artwork, so being able to spend extra money to buy a quality logo might require investment in a long span. Therefore, because you will not have a professional art program to pay attention to a new logo, you can always ask the graphic designer to access vector files to jpg or pdf which you can easily see on any computer. Reassessment services are really often offered by vendors who design your name badge or business card and spend a lot more time saving the cost of applying a graphic design company or buying an art program and sending out shipping to buy and create your own logo.