Re: [artworks] AWviewer does not view!

  • From: Steve Fryatt <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: artworks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2007 09:03:59 GMT

On 10 Jan, John Cartmell wrote in message

> On 10 Jan, Martin Wuerthner <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > The only reason why background layers are considered for Draw, PDF and 
> > SVG work is that the output is "open", i.e., still editable, so you 
> > may want to transfer guide lines and other non-production objects. 
> > Bitmap export, printing and merely rendering a file in an external 
> > application are production uses of the illustration, so including 
> > background layers does not make any sense.
> It does for people printing tutorials on how to use the application -
> but that's a somewhat specialist requirement! ;-)

I don't see why: if you're producing a tutorial, you would just mock up
the effect using foreground layers; this kind of 'smoke and mirrors' is
common when producing examples and screenshots purporting to show "how
something is done".

I can't see any reason for changing the current behaviour WRT background
layers and bitmap export, printing, etc, but maybe that's just my CAD bias

Steve Fryatt - Leeds, England

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