Basically i create technical documentation in LibreOffice and LibreOffice has SVG support and this combination works great for me especially because there is a lot of software this days that support SVG and i can do a lot of operations on the exported SVG drawing easily.
About save time size you probably mean the size of .fcstd file if it has one or more drawings in it? To be honest i sometimes have .fcstd file with multiple parts in it and multiple drawings of it in the same file and the size is still small by my standards. And i like the fact i can open this file in FreeCAD later on and everything is embedded in it.
About the picture embedded in .fcstd file yes this still exist but i find SVG drawing with 4 views much better for my needs as embedded image in .fcstd file is great for thumbnail support for example but for technical documentation SVG drawing (for example using standard 4 views) is needed.
https://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/ ... ic_drawing
Would work great in my opinion if two things would be improved:
1.) User would input "center point" of view (X and Y coordinate) and created view would have "center point" exactly on that coordinate.
2.) Scale with current macro is often "off" and this should be changed.
I tried to achieve this but for now i didn't make it. I use paper sizes from A6 to A3 and i don't mind if macro does not detect paper size and i would have to input this information (different macro each page) manually for each page.