Parametric drawings in pure SVG.
In the wild
- The fabulous folks at flone.cc have used the idea to build an open source drone!
- A bunch of educational engineering charts are available at parametric-svg-demo.firebaseapp.com.
✓ Fully compatible with SVG specs.
parametric.svg graphics can be viewed directly in the browser or in a simple SVG viewer. They can be edited and authored in your favorite program – be it Inkscape, Adobe Illustrator, vim or any other.
How is that? parametric.svg is just an XML namespace. We don't reinvent the wheel – instead, we extend the impressive capabilities of SVG, which are already built in.
Tailor-cut for the web, but easy to implement in any programming language.
✓ Ready for the future.
There is a specification for dynamic parameters in the upcoming SVG 2.0. parametric.svg aims to be backwards compatible with it – profiting from all its goodness, and bringing even more than that. We not only support dynamic parameters – but also logical and arithmetic relationships between them and geometry.
SVG 2.0 isn't yet fully standardized and implemented. But parametric.svg is built upon existing, stable technologies – ready to be used today.
parametric.svg is a complete set of tools to describe relationships between parameters and elements. For the web it could become what Grasshopper is for CAD.