a dream feature for a vector editor

3 years ago from , Designer

Been using a lot of complex SVGs lately and this feature would be just... incredible: The ability to "delete/remove" all SVG data that doesn't visually effect the vector.

When creating a complex SVG you could have a lot of path information that is "underneath" everything. So while it's there in the SVG data it doesn't make any visual different to the output. This is especially true for illustrations.

Removing this SVG data is important because as an SVG it takes browsers more effort to render those nodes and also means a heavier SVG file impacting load time.

Has anyone heard of a feature like this in any SVG editor? I'd buy this right away and run all my SVGs through this kind of optimisation filter. Currently manually deleting hundreds of small paths and points in Illustrator.