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Jolyon  
#1 Posted : Tuesday, November 14, 2017 4:54:06 PM(UTC)
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Hi

(I’m trialing Affinity Designer)

Both Illustrator and Designer import a PDF as a picture - is this right ?

[Illustrator saved in a legacy format (v8) works fine as ever]

However when saved in a recent (PDF based?) format … and imported using the Illustrator 9+ option … only seems to come through as a ‘Picture'

Same with Designer (saved out as a PDF)

What am I doing wrong ?

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Jol
Jolyon  
#2 Posted : Wednesday, November 15, 2017 3:00:08 AM(UTC)
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OK - EPS export from Illustrator or Designer should give me lines and splines I can use in 3D

However, it just flattens the data into a 'Picture'

Illustrator 9+ Import also does this ... which is wrong to my mind !

If I'm importing data from Illustrator 9+, I want to use that Illustrator data - not just see a 'Picture' of it !

(Importing data via Illustrator v8 or via DWG works fine of course)

Can we get vectors transferred via EPS ?

Can we label Illustrator 9 Import with ... 'Imports as flattened Picture' - so people can understand what it does


Jolyon  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, November 15, 2017 3:00:41 AM(UTC)
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OK - EPS export from Illustrator or Designer should give me lines and splines I can use in 3D

However, it just flattens the data into a 'Picture'

Illustrator 9+ Import also does this ... which is wrong to my mind !

If I'm importing data from Illustrator 9+, I want to use that Illustrator data - not just see a 'Picture' of it !

(Importing data via Illustrator v8 or via DWG works fine of course)

Can we get vectors transferred via EPS ?

Can we label Illustrator 9 Import with ... 'Imports as flattened Picture' - so people can understand what it does


Jolyon  
#4 Posted : Wednesday, November 15, 2017 3:02:20 AM(UTC)
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It's my understanding that PDF can carry vector lines and splines

Why can't I import lines and splines in a PDF file

... again, it gets flattened to a 'Picture'
Nick R  
#5 Posted : Wednesday, November 15, 2017 3:26:00 AM(UTC)
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I've had the same problem with Illustrator 9. Illustrator 8 usually works but is very slow importing. I usually export from Illustrator as DXF, using the latest option available. This will bring the vector info in to Shark.

Nick
Claus  
#6 Posted : Friday, November 17, 2017 2:34:05 PM(UTC)
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I agree it would be nice to import vectors from pdf files. I usually save as Illustrator 3 and import that. But other vector illustration programs don’t export in ai format and I would love to loose Illustrator.

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