I'm creating this large clothing brochure in Indesign consisting of swatches for colourways. Within the Indesign document CAD drawings of some of the clothes are done in illustrator. The important part is the cad drawings colours match the swatches in InDesign. There is a lot of colourways and will change throughout the process as we will be getting colourproofs and matching as close as we can with CMYK break downs.
Question is, is there a way of changing the CMYK breakdown in Indesign and for it to automatically change it in Illustrator? Or is the only way to keep going back to the illustrator file with the cads and change the cmyk breakdown manually each time i change them in Indesign?
Hope this makes sense
InDesign will only "see" the CMYK breakdown in the Illustrator files. It cannot alter them.
You will have to open the illustrator files and correct the colouring.
The only way would be to:
To view the result go to View>Overprint Preview.