SVG viewer and visualizer

Our software comes with an SVG viewer for Eclipse. SVG image files can now be opened for viewing within Eclipse. This same viewer is used as a basis for the SVG visualizer used by the CIF simulator.

SVG viewer

Opening SVG files in Eclipse results in them being opened by the SVG viewer. The SVG viewer can be used to preview SVG images from within Eclipse.

If the SVG viewer can not open an SVG image, for instance because it contains unsupported features such as text areas, the SVG viewer will indicate this. Therefore, opening an SVG image in Eclipse can be used to verify that the SVG image can be used for SVG visualization.


The SVG viewer does not refresh its display if the image file is changed. To refresh the image, close the image, and open it again.

Save as

The SVG viewer and SVG visualizer can export the currently visible image to several different image formats. To export the image, first make sure that the SVG viewer or SVG visualizer has the focus. Then select File  Save As…​ to open the Save SVG as dialog. Alternatively, right click the SVG image itself, and choose Save As…​ from the popup menu, to open the Save SVG as dialog. In the dialog, specify the file name of the exported image. Click OK to confirm and to actually export the image.

The following raster image formats are supported:

The following vector image formats are supported:

The image format that is used to export the image, is derived from the file extension that is used. For each of the supported file formats, the allowed file names (with file extensions) are indicated above (between parentheses).

After the image is exported, the workspace is refreshed to show that new image file, if the image was saved in a project that is visible in the Project Explorer tab or Package Explorer tab.