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illustrator clipping mask in dwg

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Apr 05, 2024 Apr 05, 2024

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HI
I use Illustrator to create simple isometric views.
I use the clipping mask to highlight parts of the drawing,
If I save in PDF format, no problem, the result is as expected (figure 1).
Unfortunately sometimes I have to export to DWG and in this case the file takes all the paths with it (figure 2).

I need a way to quickly delete all the “cut” paths from the clipping mask.
What do you suggest?

ps: the shape builder tool is'nt fast as I need  😉

 

per community - 01.jpg

per community - 02.jpg

  

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Apr 10, 2024 Apr 10, 2024

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Hi @milko259349307s4y,

 

The best solution I could come up with - and this may not be efficient either, is to first duplicate your file (just in case):

  • expand any strokes
  • release your clipping mask, but with everything still selected, go to Pathfinder > Crop
  • delete any blank lines (from your previous clipping mask) which don't have a color applied. Otherwise, they will show up AND have a black color applied to them once you open the dwg file. To delete them, you can try selecting one blank line and then use Select > Same > Fill & Stroke to single out the remaining blank lines.

 

Hopefully this helps.

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Apr 12, 2024 Apr 12, 2024

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Ciao @Tina_Irvine e grazie della risposta.

è necessario costruire il disegno tenendo conto di doverlo tagliare con lo strumento che hai suggerito

 

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Apr 10, 2024 Apr 10, 2024

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Try Preserve Appearance

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Apr 12, 2024 Apr 12, 2024

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ciao @Mike_Gondek grazie della risposta.

purtroppo, nonostante l'opzione attivata, l'aspetto non viene preservato.

nel file DWG sono presenti tutti i tracciati contenuti dalle maschere di ritaglio...

 

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Apr 12, 2024 Apr 12, 2024

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Can you share a sample Illustrator file with some further instructions?

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