Unfortunately, there is currently no support for moving individual drawings from one project to another. You can reorder drawings within a project but not move them across projects. The ability to move drawings across projects is currently on our list of potential improvements in a future release.
Hope that helps,
Thanks Frank, I came here looking for the same feature. It would be very welcome (especially after the kids have got hold of it!).
Can we just get an "import" for a vector file? It seems that you are doing everything to avoid that for proprietary reasons. Please don't - it has not worked in the past.
A year has passed since you wrote this response and the ability to move drawings among projects—or to merge projects—is still vaporware. And a different promised feature—being able to save/export as PDFs in Draw (instead of sending to Illustrator first)—is also vaporware. it see,s like the backlog of features is not moving—which may lead to customers moving on to, say, Compass. Please forward our frustration on to the middle-managers. Thanks.
Would also like to move files into a different project on the app... i didnt realize that things were organized by projects and now i have a bunch of individual drawings that should be in one project.... I will have to re draw them or live with the messy files on my ipad which i hate! I would like to add some of the randm drawings i created to a single "project" seems pretty straight forward... : /
It's possible to move drawings to other projects in the iOS version of Draw. It sounds like you're using that most recent version of Draw, but just to check before giving you instructions about how to move your work, a couple of questions:
What device are you using?
What version of Draw are you using? Is it this one Adobe Illustrator Draw on the App Store (v4.0.2)?
Let me know and I'll walk you through the steps.
HI Sue thanks for the reply, Yes i am using illustrator draw 4.0.2. I am using iPad pro. I also use a mac computer. Thanks so much.
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Here's how to move a canvas from one project to another:
In the Organizer view (where you can see all your projects), tap on the project that contains the document you want to move.
Then tap the Ellipsis (...) icon
From the pop-up menu choose Select Documents. At that point the top nav will change to orange and in the lower nav you'll have three icon choices: (Trash) a garbage can, (Duplicate) two squares with a +, and (Move Document) a document with an arrow.
Tap on the document you want to move (it will be highlighted in orange)
Then, from the lower nav, tap the Move (document with an arrow) icon
That will bring up a menu with a choice of places to move the drawing.
One thing: There was a bug in the previous version of the app, that when moving a single-drawing project to another project (which it sounds like you have a lot of), the drawing being moved would be deleted. The app's since been updated, and the bug fixed (it's working fine now as far as I know) but if you could start your "moving" with a test project, I'd feel a lot better about it.
Let me know how things go.
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I am on version 4.02 but after I select a document I only get the trash can or the + to duplicate, no move document... Any ideas?
Make sure you're selecting a drawing and not a project (if you select a project you'll only get the trash can and duplicate icons).
Let me know if that's still not clear.
When I go to the drawing (rather than the project) I no longer see the eclipse ... I am also trying to rearrange drawings into a shared project.
I'm a bit confused about what you mean by no longer seeing the "eclipse." Can you give me a bit more detail about that?
Also, are you trying to move drawings into a project? Or trying to rearrange drawings that are already in a project?
And, one more thing, what version of the app are you using? (Tap the Settings icon, then About Draw.)
Let me know.
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You can now do this by:
1. Entering the project that houses the drawing you want to move.
2. Hit the three dots icon to the top right to enter edit mode.
3. Choose "select documents" and select all the drawings you want to move.
4. Hit the bottom right icon of a document with a send arrow and select the destination project from the list.
(this is where the benefits of a good naming conventions may become apparent, so organize your stuff!)
If the old project is emptied you are asked if you would like to delete it after step 4.
Finally this option is live!