What are SVF files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening a SVF file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.
What is a SVF file?
SVF files have multiple uses, and Simple Vector Format is one of them. Read more about the other uses further down the page.
Simple Vector Format File
The Simple Vector Format (SVF) is a two-dimensional vector format designed for online use. Hyperlinks and layer information are both supported by this format, which makes it suitable for creating interactive web graphics.
SoftSource and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) developed SVF as an effective, simple-to-utilize format that permits interactive visuals to be designed for the web. It was crafted to be lightweight but robust enough so as to facilitate a range of capabilities like layer info and hyperlinks.
The SVF format is no longer in widespread use, as newer web technologies and file formats have since been developed and adopted.
How to open SVF files
Important: Different programs may use files with the SVF file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your SVF file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested two different SVF openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: January 22, 2023
All known file formats using extension .SVF
While Simple Vector Format File is a popular type of SVF-file, we know of 3 different uses of the .SVF file extension. Different software may use files with the same extension for different types of data.
EnVision Publisher DTP Font
We know that one SVF format is EnVision Publisher DTP Font. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
SmartVersion File Archive
We know that one SVF format is SmartVersion File Archive. We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of SVF files. Remember, different programs may use SVF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
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