[ANNOUNCE] node-red-contrib-drawsvg (beta version)

Hi folks,

Recently @Steve-Mcl and I have published the node-red-contrib-ui-svg node, which allows users to integrate vector graphics in their Node-RED dashboard.

To simplify the drawing process, we had added a button to open the DrawSvg drawing program. To accomplish that, we use the DrawSvg online cloud editor service. That works fine, but we also wanted to have a solution e.g. for offline Node-RED installations.

To support those offline setups, Joseph Liard (the author of DrawSvg) has delivered us a local version of his drawing program. So applause again for Joseph! By installing the new node-red-contrib-drawsvg node, you can now host your own local DrawSvg service inside Node-RED (and use that local URL in your node-red-contrib-ui-svg node). :champagne: :partying_face:

This node has not been published on NPM yet, so you can install it directly from my Github account:

npm install bartbutenaers/node-red-contrib-drawsvg

P.S. we haven't added this functionality to the node-red-contrib-ui-svg itself, because an extra 65 Mbyte is required (which would be a waste of resources for most users)...

Have fun with it!!
Bart and Steve


Oh very cool! Nice one.

It is odd, a few years ago, getting anything to handle an SVG was hard, now we have loads of tools available.


Version 1.0.0 has been published on NPM ...