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I am tryingto open an Illustrator File into Designer.  it is this template file from a print shop.  It seems fine in Illustrator. 
3.5X2-SMART-V2.ai.   

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When I bring it into designer is not working out:

 

As Ilustrator into Designer:

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As SVG 1.1 into Deigner:

 

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As Svg 1.0

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I can’t figure it out>.

Any one Smarter can help me>>>. 3.5X2-SMART-V2.ai

 

I don’t what to do!!

 

 
 
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Well, not even Illustrator CS6 can open it.

What a thing...

You'll never know what you can do until you get it up as high as you can go!   

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9 minutes ago, Mithferion said:

Well, not even Illustrator CS6 can open it.

What a thing...

 

here is a Eps:

It opens fine in illustrator but i can’t quite bring it into Designer the right way…..

3.5X2-SMART-V2.eps

 
 
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Here's the template as a PDF.

 

They also had the layer named -DO NOT TOUCH-Template visible but not printable, so you may wish to set it back once in AD.

 

As regards CS6--this is something Adobe did back around CS6, make AI files non-openable in older versions. Part of the "you have to subscribe" thing. They suck. I also stopped at CS6. I opened the AI file in CorelDraw...

 

Mike

 

 

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That was my guess: stopping backward compatibility just to have more people under their subscription model.

Best regards!

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1 minute ago, MikeW said:

Here's the template as a PDF.

 

They also had the layer named -DO NOT TOUCH-Template visible but not printable, so you may wish to set it back once in AD.

 

As regards CS6--this is something Adobe did back around CS6, make AI files non-openable in older versions. Part of the "you have to subscribe" thing. They suck. I also stopped at CS6. I opened the AI file in CorelDraw...

 

Mike

 

 

3.5X2-SMART-V2.pdf

 

Welll, Thanks MikeW,   "Template visible but not printable”.  

I am now smarter because of you..   

Thanks

 
 
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well, this brings me to the next question:

How do i make layers selectable as Template in the design persona?

 
 
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OK. I am attaching two AD versions.

 

3.5X2-SMART-V2.afdesign  =  the same type of template, laid out the same, with the appropriate layers locked. Work on Layer 1. Turn off being able to view the layer named -DO NOT TOUCH-Template before exporting to PDF.

 

I don't think they mean for you to use AD's crop marks, so make sure when exporting to PDF that you check the More section of the export to PDF dialog and make sure they are not checked to be included. I would review their web site and even send an email about including application-generated crop marks. I would also ask if their crop marks are suppose to be included.

 

And while at it, make sure of what bleed setting is needed in AD. To export those goofy marks in their template, one needs to use 1" of bleed in the document set up Bleed section of document setup).

 

3.5X2-SMART-V3.afdesign  =  note the 3 on the end. This is how I would have supplied the template. As per above, turn off the layer named -DO NOT TOUCH-Template before exporting to PDF and also only work on Layer 1.

 

Goofy template they supply. If you get stuck, just holler...

 

Mike

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Here is one that i cannot figure out:

I used the previous trick unchecking the template function and resaving the file as Illustrator.  8.5X11-TSBLACK-FR.ai

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When I open it in Designer, is In Pixels at 72 dpi and the document does not works well …. I see that it is there but it is hidden?

 

There has to be a way I can open Illustrator CC files and have a good outcome…. 

Mike and Misferion?  please help this newbie

I have a few templates that I got from a printer that work well for AI but i am definately not having fun converting it to illustrator

 

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19 minutes ago, MikeW said:

I would need to see the file.

 

But, when resaved from Illy, make sure you ate saving as an AI file and the checkbox for pdf compatibility is checked. 

 

Mike 

 

 

here it is :

8.5X11-TSBLACK-FR.ai

I is happening with anything that uses artboards..  I am able to open it but it is not sized correctly

 
 
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2 minutes ago, v_kyr said:

Look at the layers x, y, w, h coordinates, they are way out and wrong sized in your AD import. If you have both apps AI and AD compare in the transformation panels the shown sizes for the layers and adjust them in AD accordingly.

 

:| ..  The hole point is that I am using illustrator demo for 2 more days and would like to move completely to designer….  

There is a problem with importing artboards definitely

 
 
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6 minutes ago, v_kyr said:

Look at the layers x, y, w, h coordinates, they are way out and wrong sized in your AD import. If you have both apps AI and AD compare in the transformation panels the shown sizes for the layers and adjust them in AD accordingly.

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:o    

I should be seeing this:  

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Why Can It import this?

 
 
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Many things related to the AI format are pretty Adobe proprietary and won't be correctly imported here, the same is often the case with other vector formats like EPS and even SVG. The AD parsers don't handle everything those vector formats can contain when generated by other proprietary software.

The overall problem is, as you can see, that there isn't usually any really portable vector format every software can deal equally well with. From all formats I know your best bet here still is probably to exchange files when possible as PDF, though there are also pitfalls possible.

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3 hours ago, MikeW said:

Open this one in AD.

 

Once opened, go to document setup and change the units from points to inches (or whatever you use). The document will be using 300 dpi.

 

Mike

8.5X11-TSBLACK-FR-2.ai

 

I get no change!!  Maybe is my set up?
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I did exported out as svg with preserving outlines.   

It brought everything black so it was a matter of me painting it as the original...

THanks for helping

 

 
 
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@willypimentel Hi willy spent a few mins on your problem, It doesn't help that the Illustrator file was badly laid out with no layer naming, poorly designed edges (see collar area) and hit and miss groupings, but that aside, I vaguely remember, if you have trouble opening .ai files into pretty much anything, to save as an Illustrator 8 file, it will warn you of impending doom and apocalyptic events but push ahead anyway.

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How it opens the Illustrator 8 .ai file and the document settings of the .ai file. The opened Illustrator file could do with some tidying by grouping all the not printable objects but it looks a bit better eh! I think this is all about back to basic's.

 

How it looked on opening the Illustrator 8 formatted .ai doc

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Once I'd dragged the T-Shirt up to fit the screen

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...and finally the settings of the opened Illustrator .ai file

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Files I used, the first is the original .ai file saved as.. an Illustrator 8 file, the second .ai file is the original but with a bit of spring cleaning to the layers for better handling, I abhor sloppy work. The original .ai file was layer tidied a bit and some renamed for better reading.

8.5X11-TSBLACK-FR-2 Illustrator 8.ai

8.5X11-TSBLACK-FR-2 Tidied up a bit lol.ai

 

Forgot to add, Assistant Manger might pop up it says this (see below) but the Colour Profile is actually set.

 

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Yes…. It did The Trick..    I hope it works for most other templates i am setting up !!!

Thanks Everyone….  

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53 minutes ago, willypimentel said:

Yes…. It did The Trick..    I hope it works for most other templates i am setting up !!!

Thanks Everyone….  

This forum is awesome!!!

Good luck, Let us know how it goes.

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But, when resaved from Illy, make sure you ate saving as an AI file and the checkbox for pdf compatibility is checked. 

 

 

But, when resaved from Illy, make sure you ate saving as an AI file and the checkbox for pdf compatibility is checked. 

17 hours ago, jimmyplaysdrums said:

I'm definitely going to need to try this. I have a bunch of .ai files I need to change to AD. Wish me luck...

 

 
 
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