the project is to develop a simple vector drawing program with some more advanced features such as Bezier curves, snap-to curves, input curve equations, user-driven templates, etc.
no functionality would be required beyond inkscape or illustrator, except perhaps the function of inputting curves as equations.
the goal of this program is to provide simple, streamlined functionality, so the number of tools required would be limited.
there would be 3-4 types of vector paths, each with their own set of options in the asset list, or when right-clicked.
I envisage this program being built using VB.net, but the language is not crucial