Export to Dxf on Windows

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Dec 02, 2021 Dec 02, 2021

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Hello everyone, 

I have a file to export from Illustrator in Dxf format, but when I go to "export as" it only gives me 5 choices:

- txt

- jpg

- png

- psd

- svg

- tiff
How to export to Dxf format?
I am using Illustrator version 2022 (v26.0.1)

Thanks and have a good day

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Adobe Employee ,
Dec 03, 2021 Dec 03, 2021

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Hi there,

 

Sorry to hear about your experience. Could you please share a few more details like:

  • What is the size of your canvas?
  • Is this happening while exporting a specific file?
  • Could you please share this file with us? You can upload it to the Creative Cloud, dropbox, google drive, or any other similar service and share the download link here or via DM. We'll check it at our end.

 

We are here to help. We just need more information.

 

Thanks & Regards,

Anshul Saini

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 10, 2022 Jan 10, 2022

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I've seen this asked 100 different ways in the lasy year.  DOES ILLUSTRATOR OUTPUT TO DXF?  Simple freaking question.  I have updated Illustrator and CANNOT output dxf's.  DOES ILLUSTRATOR OUTPUT TO DXF?

 

We absolutely need an honest answer to this question, because if it cannot and it seems as if it DOES NOT WORK WITH AUTOCAD files in or out, we will need to find other software that can.  Please provide us with an adequate answer.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 10, 2022 Jan 10, 2022

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>>>We absolutely need an honest answer to this question, 

Darn... and here I was ready to lie...

 

Yes, Illustrator EXPORTS to DXF and DWG. (AutoCAD should export to AI too.)

 

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David Creamer
Adobe Certified Instructor, Adobe Certified Professional, and Adobe Certified Expert (since 1995)

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 10, 2022 Jan 10, 2022

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AI Export options.PNG

 I no longer have those options available...  Past releases worked.  I am unsure when it stopped working, but it has been over a year since the release that apperently did work and we can no longer revert to release 25.0

Also.  I am a windows user, not MAC

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 10, 2022 Jan 10, 2022

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If the options which you should have are not available as they should be, then answering the questions posed (to a previous questioner) by the Adobe employee earlier in this thread might help shed some light on what is going wrong in your particular case.

 

 

  • What is the size of your canvas?
  • Is this happening while exporting a specific file?
  • Could you please share this file with us? You can upload it to the Creative Cloud, dropbox, google drive, or any other similar service and share the download link here

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 10, 2022 Jan 10, 2022

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No need to shout. 

This is an easily goggle-searched question. 

(I am using Illustrator 26.0.1; the DXF option can be found in Export > Export as... under the file menu.)

 

Screen Shot 2022-01-10 at 12.13.36 PM.png

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 10, 2022 Jan 10, 2022

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jmcbride_0-1641836909789.png

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 10, 2022 Jan 10, 2022

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You are still trying to Save the file. Please explore the Export option.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 10, 2022 Jan 10, 2022

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If you look at the screencap you can see that it is an export.  I truly know that I need to EXORT and not SAVE AS ...  I am not trying to save as.  I cannot export as a .DXF.

 

My steps are

File, Export, Export as and I have the available files for export in the above screencap.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 10, 2022 Jan 10, 2022

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The screenshots from David Creamer indicate he is on Windows as well. Which version of Windows and what version of AI are you using?

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