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Asset export - i need .ai export and i need SVG with decimal 7 (not 5)

Explorer ,
Dec 09, 2022 Dec 09, 2022

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Can someone extend the capabilities of Illustators Asset Export. The thing is i have alot of icons drawn pixel perfect in 44 x 44 px - each on their own named artboard. I need these exported as .ai files for print and i need them exported as SVG´s - I can export as SVG as it is now - but i can only export SVG with a decimal precision of 5 and this is not high enough for me to get good quality (becasue they are drawn this small) i need a decimal setting of 7. Is this something you can program ?

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Explorer , Dec 09, 2022 Dec 09, 2022

Okay ... i upgraded to 2023 - now it works ! 15 is the max. value.
Thanks for the input i got.  I would still like to be able to export AI files though 🙂  But mb i can convince the client that PDF is a better choice.  But we are talking over 300 icons in multiple color version - for both print and web. Thats why i would like i working as smooth as possible before we start.

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Dec 09, 2022 Dec 09, 2022

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For print: are you really sure you absolutely need SVG?

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SVG for web  and .ai for print !  

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Dec 09, 2022 Dec 09, 2022

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Exporting first RGB -  change color mode - change colours - then export CMYK !

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Dec 09, 2022 Dec 09, 2022

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So you are exporting SVG (which is RGB AND you risk changes in the artwork itself) just for the sake of having each graphic on its own artboard? Can you please tell us about your workflow? The complete one which involves the layout process.

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Dec 09, 2022 Dec 09, 2022

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I don't seem to have any trouble setting more than 5 in Asset Export. I set 8 here and checked in Chrome:

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But try TAb out of the number field - then it goes to 5 ! 

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It doesn't for me. This is the exported SVG in Chrome:

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What OS and AI version are you using? Can you share a screenshot of your export settings?

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Well mb it works on your system - here it jumps back to 5 !!!

 

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OK thats vere odd !!!  I am on a Imac  - latest version of Illustrator !  I will see if its the same on other Macs here !  Then part two of the question ! .ai export - any ideas how to get away with this.  I KNOW you can save an .ai to mulitple artboards - BUT the problem is every file keeps alle the graphics on all the artboards - so i cant use that technique. Would just like to have that as an option in asset export.  I mean it should be an option when export many logo files and icons used for print ! 

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Can you reset preferences and see if that solves your decimals issue?

Why not export PDFs for print?

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Reset did not change it: 5 is max here !

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.... and the client want .ai !   Which i assume is better than PDF - since real transparency will be understood in Indesign fx .... 

 

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.... and the client want .ai !   Which i assume is better than PDF - since real transparency will be understood in Indesign fx .... 

 


By @Majkeinar

 

Indesign imports the PDF side of AI files anyway.

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.... and the client want .ai !   Which i assume is better than PDF - since real transparency will be understood in Indesign fx .... 

 

By @Majkeinar

 

The client for sure won't favour an AI that has been altered by first saving as SVG.

PDF supports transparency pretty well.

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the AI would not be from SVG - i would ofcourse export both from the original Illustrator file !

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Can you share a screenshot of your export settings?

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... then jumps to 5 !

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Just leave that SVG alone for this purpose.

 

But apart from that: which version of Illustrator is it?

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2022 - i will try upgrade to 2023 (i thought i updated the other day but did not)  i hope i fixes it !

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Okay ... i upgraded to 2023 - now it works ! 15 is the max. value.
Thanks for the input i got.  I would still like to be able to export AI files though 🙂  But mb i can convince the client that PDF is a better choice.  But we are talking over 300 icons in multiple color version - for both print and web. Thats why i would like i working as smooth as possible before we start.

br,

Mike

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As Doug already said: InDesign imports PDF anyway. InDesign cannot read AI, it imports the embedded PDF.

 

This is how Illustrator saves files: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpDh8Y7q8yE 

Illustrator has a special way of saving native files. You should know this in order to be able to set the correct options and to recover some of your artwork when things go wrong. More info about saving files in Illustrator Saving safely: http://vektorgarten.de/illustrator-saving-safely.html ...

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