2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 4, 2009 11:23 AM by n8skow

    .dxf - multiple cameras?


      When opening .dxf files in Illustrator - how do you change which camera your looking thru? Right now, whenever I open a .dxf, it shows the scene from the 'top' camera... How do I change to perspective camera?

        • 1. Re: .dxf - multiple cameras?
          Mylenium Most Valuable Participant

          You can't, because it doesn't exist. DXF per definition is merely an exchange format only for lines and curves, but no persistent views. For AI to render a 3D presentation of it, it would have to have a full interpreter that reconstructs 3D views. Maybe some plug-in for AI exists that handles 3D DXF in teh way you expect, but I'm not aware of it. If you really need 3D views, have the CAD oeprator generate A PDF or generate a 2D drawing from the current view. Alternatively, get a CAD viewer or a 3D program and render your own 3D views.



          • 2. Re: .dxf - multiple cameras?
            n8skow Level 1

            Bummer. Thank you for the great tips though.