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SVG in technical drawings

From: Paul Williams <pwilliams@infotrustgroup.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2009 23:10:08 -0600
To: "www-svg@w3.org" <www-svg@w3.org>
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Greetings group,

This is my first post; please excuse me if I cover well trod ground.

I work in an environment which makes heavy use of technical drawings.  Most of our drawing sources are in CGM4 or WebCGM format, which is troublesome because the tools available to support these documents are not widely available.  I'd like to consider use of SVG to support these drawings in a web presentation mode, but unfortunately SVG doesn't seem to support a key feature.  Most technical drawings require the line width to remain constant regardless of the zoom level.  I couldn't find anything in the stroke styling that indicates rendering behavior could be affected that way.  Am I missing a part of the spec that covers technical line/stroke width behavior?  Is anyone aware of others who are trying to solve this problem?

Many thanks,
 ~ Paul

Paul Williams
Sr. Software Engineer
Professional Services & Defense

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