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Remy Konings

import .ia file results in empty canvas

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Hi all, when I export a vector drawing to .ai from rhino and open the .ai file in affinity designer, I'm only getting the canvas ratio of the drawing that I exported. I can't see any vector lines.

I've check if there was something wrong with the export from Rhino but the .ai file seems fine. So it seems to go wrong in affinity designer. Perhaps a setting of mine?

attached is the file that I like to open. Are you able to open it?

model.AI

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Affinity can only use .ai files that are saved with the compatibility option that includes all the data as a PDF file. The actual .ai data is in a proprietary format that Affinity doesn't understand.

If Rhino has that option, turn it on. If not, you'll need to convert your file to some other format before it will be usable in Affinity.

 


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Thanks for the quick reply.

Unfortunately, those options are not there. I've manage to do it through vector pdf output now. Not the greatest workflow but it does the job. 

Thanks Walt

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You're welcome.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.532 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.532 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.535 Beta

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