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James Benham
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Autocad vs. Illustrator

Dec 24, 2011 9:15 AM

Tags: #illustrator #autocad #place #2004 #dwg

Hi,

 

I am trying to import a set of simple lines on an autocad drawing into Illustrator CS5; I have done this previously without issue by saving the CAD file as a 2004 .dwg file. This is then placed into Illustrator without scaling and usually works perfectly. However this time the placed files are massive in comparison to a piece of a3 paper on Illustrator (the drawings are 215mm in length). I have annotated the files and they are to correct size, the scale is also set to 1:1 on Autocad.

 

Any help would be amazing, I have recently bought CS5.5 and am keen to get into the forum side of the suite.

 

Thanks

 

James.

 

(Oh and Happy Xmas!)

 
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    Dec 24, 2011 12:12 PM   in reply to James Benham

    James,

     

    Been busy joining, just back from the shop.

     

    However this time the placed files are massive in comparison to a piece of a3 paper on Illustrator (the drawings are 215mm in length).

    Could you elaborate on that?

     

    I am afraid everyone else is busy joining in other ways.

     

    Past 9 PM here.

     
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    Dec 24, 2011 1:28 PM   in reply to James Benham

    James,

     

    I presume you mean that it is exceeding a A3 size Artboard.

     

    Pondering.

     
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    Dec 24, 2011 2:10 PM   in reply to James Benham

    James,

     

    I have done this previously without issue by saving the CAD file as a 2004 .dwg file.

     

    Was that into CS5 or into a previous version?

     
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    Dec 24, 2011 2:26 PM   in reply to James Benham

    This is the only CAD scaling issue thread I have been able to find, and that is quite different.

     

    forums.adobe.com/message/3753352

     

    Sorry.

     

    The others are still busy joining or stuffing themselves or something.

     

    23.25 PM here.

     
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    Dec 25, 2011 2:25 AM   in reply to James Benham

    James,

     

    When Illy behaves strangely, or maybe rather not at all, she may need a shake up to become fully awake. You may do that by snatching away her present preferences of behaviour, which may be done at different levels, the lowest one being to put her to sleep and waking her up again.

     

    Joining is carpentering without metal fasteners.

     
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