Is there a way to have Easel have the Imported SVG layers grouped instead of seeing it as separate layers?
I got a SVG that has 256 layers and to add another objects into Easel with it, it’s a nightmare to send the new object to the bottom. I would be happy of just knowing what code I could add to the SVG file using notepad if possible. Though I wouldn’t want Easel not to have the capabilities to edit the individual layers in a SVG either. Just would be nice to be able to group and/or ungroup layers or objects.
This may not be exactly what you are looking for, but while you wait for layer grouping or at least a “send all the way back” button, this is a trick that I use when I have a whole bunch of vectors to go over top of one that I just created:
You’ve already imported the SVG into Easel and have them where you want them
Create the new vector or vectors up above where you want them to be on the art board in Easel.
Select All and then holding shift, deselect the new vectors that you want to be on the bottom
note the position of this selection (so you can put it back into place
choose to copy the resulting selection from the menu
delete the selection
choose to paste from the menu
reposition the stuff that was just pasted back to where it was (usually just adjusting the X position in the Shape tab)
position the newer vectors and see that they are now all the way at the back
It is just a workaround, but hopefully it helps a little.
I looked inside the svg code and found out that inkscape goes by the standard element for grouping. So, yeah, I can change it in the code but Easel won’t recognize it. I guess this is one for the “Easel Feature Recommendation” category.