This is a format created in the Acorn Draw program, intended for image visualization by using vector lines. It’s used for storing information in the publishing business (brochures, logotypes, etc.). The main advantage is it’s high quality source images when printing. It’s been in use since 1980.
This is used to exchange vector graphics among different platforms. It stores not only 2D vector images, but also raster images. It allows you to store a large number of graphical information types and is applied primarily for design in aviation, engineering and other technical fields.