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Illustrator adding lines to my dwg file

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Jan 14, 2024 Jan 14, 2024

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Hi everyone, 

 

Made a DWG file from Autocad with LOTs of polylines. But when I try to open it in Illustrator to edit the colours/line weights, it opens with lots of added straight lines that connect the ends of every single open loop lines. It also puts a zig zag line along every single curved line. Has this happened to anyone? is there a quick fix? or do I really have to select every single added line and delete them? 

 

Thanks in advance! 

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Jan 14, 2024 Jan 14, 2024

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Is your AutoCAD layout a flat 2D design or 3D? Generally speaking, AutoCAD doesn't tend to generate artwork that is friendly to vector graphics applications like Illustrator. The artwork tends to import with many of the lines broken into individual path segments. Rather than create closed shapes AutoCAD likes to create only enough lines that can be drawn on paper by a plotter.

 

You'll probably have to experiment saving copies of your AutoCAD layout using different settings in DWG or DXF format. 

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Jan 15, 2024 Jan 15, 2024

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Does Autocad enable selected lines into a polyline? If so, then export. Hope that works.

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