In this paper, the issue of programming of the complex path of robot effector will be discussed. It should be noted that the most of accurate tracks with complex shape are implemented for operations like milling, deburring, applying seals, adhesives, etc. These tasks are usually performed on the plane. Programming of these operations usually requires a lot of effort – operator should indicate successive points that are necessary to define the path of movement. Using dedicated software, greatly simplifies this task, but its purchase is often associated with considerable costs and attachment to a particular platform. The solution, proposed in this paper, uses the SVG graphics to define the effector’s path. It is based on open standards that simplify implementation of the method on a variety of hardware platforms. SVG files are also easy to process, because of its textual form that refers to the XML.