Idea

Import SVG objects to be editable

  • 27 July 2020
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Even if some functionality or styles are lost would like to be able to import SVG objects to Miro and be able to edit the geometry for UX designs and charting.


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..or at least be able to change colors and outlines.

I’d prefer a Microsoft Visio import, but I’ll take editable SVG to start.  Visio has been around for a long time and there are many people that would love to transfer them into Miro without having to start over.  Even if an editable SVG transfer could get me 75% of the way there with text, basic shapes, and connection lines, it’s a win in my book!  It would also be a huge selling point for Visio users seeking an alternative.

This is critical - biggest gap in MIRO functionality that would:

  1. save time for existing users/ allowing them to migrate things to MIRO
  2. Enable access to new users - by making migration possible

PROBLEM STATEMENT:

Once an svg has been imported to a board, it cannot be modified and is essentially treated as a bitmap rather than a vector.

WHY THIS IS A PROBLEM:

It is common to change the color scheme of a frame, particularly when preparing content for distrubution or when re-using assets between projects. The current workflow is to:

- Save all assets used on a board to the creator's workstation
- Find each asset that requires a color change and then modify each one in illustrator or inkscape
- save the file as an alternate version of the same .svg

This wastes alot of time

PROPOSED RESOLUTION:

MVP:
- Support color change for svgs (this is built into the technology and is supported by every browser via javascript

Expanded use case:
- Offer a large library of media that may be customized (or work with sites such as "noun project" and "unsplash"

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@Karl Mochel@REB618@Kerem Floor@Ket@Jeremiah 'JR' Ross :

It should be possible to get this by miro itself - they have done this with the wireframe library:

 

Here you can colourize elements … we need a library that offers the same functionality AND important: The lements should be rotatable

Best Michael

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