8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 25, 2011 2:25 AM by Jacob Bugge RSS

    Autocad vs. Illustrator

    James Benham



      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.






      (Oh and Happy Xmas!)