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News · Tools · December 10th, 2007 ·

A late announcement for an ultra useful tool: Igor Novikov and Valek Philippov have released UniConvertor, a universal vector graphics translator. It uses the sK1 engine to convert one format into another.

With UniConvertor you can now convert files from: CorelDRAW ver.7-X3 (CDR/CDT/CCX/CDRX/CMX), Adobe Illustrator up to v. 9 (AI postscript based), Postscript (PS), Encapsulated Postscript (EPS), Computer Graphics Metafile (CGM), Windows Metafile (WMF), XFIG, Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), Skencil/Sketch/sK1 (SK and SK1), Acorn Draw (AFF)
into: AI (Postscript based Adobe Illustrator 5.0 format), SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics), SK (Sketch/Skencil format), SK1 (sK1 format), CGM (Computer Graphics Metafile), WMF (Windows Metafile)

Uniconvertor is a commandline tool – after installation you simply type: $ uniconv drawing.cdr drawing.svg
to convert a CorelDraw file to svg for example.

Igor and Valek will keep adding new file formats to this list as they manage to reverse-engineer them and we’ll for sure put it to use. Thanks!

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