9 Replies Latest reply: May 19, 2010 3:33 AM by cormac_farrell RSS

    AutoCAD drawings INTO Illustrator / How can I join line segments?

    PicheRGD5130

      Good day;

      ~ using Illustrator 5

      ~ importing technical drawings from CAD (think, complex mining shafts / exploded drawings and the like...)
      ~ want to manipulate imagery in Illustrator

      ~ all drawings are importing as individual lines / shape....a simple rectangle is four separate lines

      ~ is there an efficient way to "OPEN' or to "IMPORT" these complex drawings and have the CAD lines unite as closed shapes?!

      ~ isolating each shape / selecting nodes / 'joining' / is just NOT the best way to kill my day

      ~ willing to download solid recommended plug-ins

       

      S.O.S.!!

       

      Thank you in advance,

      Laura