Would you help me with these customer questions on Arbortext IsoDraw
In regards to gradients, no, IsoDraw does not support it. This is, from my understanding, from the supported exports such as CGM which do not support this. A workaround would be to do multiple layers. Ugly, but possible.
In regards to SVG I'm not sure. Might depend on the type of SVG. Do you have an example SVG that the forum could check? I think you can actually change your saves so that they are SVG versus idr so I'd assume but haven't had a need.
Or, are you simply separating text/art. If that were the case, and you couldn't get your SVG to import layered you could easily separate.
Ok. Took a look at this file. I see you're exporting from CorelDraw. In IE I see what you mean and that you use a gradients basically on everything.
Positive or negative, depending on your perspective, it does come through in IsoDraw. No layers are captured, but the gradients drop off cleanly. We had issues when coming from Illustrator 10 in which gradients had to be removed prior to import.
Some notes though.
1) When you open the file in IsoDraw, it looks like it doesn't work. It did, but it applied a no fill pen. Select all and apply a different pen. Everything appears.
2) I see you have some 'junk' below the visible art. That does come through. It is on the same layer.
If you want to simply move the text to a separate layer from your art (not sure what else you might want in this case other than the hidden art).
3) The bounding box in the original file does come through but the frame does not auto-size.
Advice: Depending on quantity, it might pay pretty well to write a macro that takes a file when open, applies a pen to the art, separates the text to a separate layer, resizes the frame based on the import, and perhaps redraw your bounding box. Again, it might take some effort but if you're going to be doing this to a lot of file it'd really help. I did something similar when we moved from Ilustrator.
Note that Illustrator CC also doesn't recognize the layering.