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hi! me again sorry folks, i have to continue a question which i posted a while ago about preserving autoCAD layers in illustrator, i was correctly informed before that illustrator preserves layers from cad, but, i have FIFTEEN layers in an autoCAD drawing some of these layers has like 30 lines on them, and i saved as .dwg file and opened it in illustrator, now, when i look in the layers pallate-block record dropdown , illustrator has given me a layer for each of the 30 lines that are on one layer in autoCAD, resulting in too many layers to work with.

 

i wonder could anyone tell me how i can open cad file in illustrator preserving the same amount of layers with all the information on them (eg the 30 lines on one layer in illustrator)?

 

cad 15 layers----to----illustrator 15 layers

 

 

cheers nmx

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CADTutor

Good question. I'm afraid I don't have an answer for you but I would be very interested to hear if anyone else does. It seems curious that Illustrator would create a layer for each object but that's exactly what it does.

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well ive dicovered its easy enough to merge the layers in illustrator with each seperate path so they reside on the same layer

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borsdodas

just link the layers you want in illustrator and merge them, its really advanced enough that they illustrator even opens CAD files, being a vector based 2d program, theres gonna be something mixed up in translation

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