Join William Everhart for an in-depth discussion in this video Handing off your exported files, part of Illustrator: Working with AutoCAD Files.
- Once you have your Adobe Illustrator document…properly prepared and exported, you must find…a way to get it into the hands of the CAD user.…File transfer can be completed in many different ways,…depending on your needs or limitations.…So let's take a look at some of the more common ways…to transfer your files and some of the best practices…for doing so.…Well the first thing I want to do is compress the file.…Now I have this little file here that I've converted.…And if I look over here to the right,…I can see that it's a very small file, only 17kg.…Well the compression has nothing to do with file size.…
It is more about the integrity of the file.…What I have found is, over the years,…that if I go ahead and compress these files,…even though they're already small,…I'm not going to get much of a difference in the file size…but the file integrity is maintained.…I don't know what it is, the magic behind that…that makes it work, I just know that it does work.…So when you can please go ahead and compress…your files before you send them.…
- Working with scale drawings
- Opening DWG and DXF files with Illustrator
- Importing files from SketchUp
- Preparing Illustrator artwork for export
- Using plugins in Illustrator