What happened to these options in the Save As drop down menu?
U can try file/export/export as...
If you use this option a lot, you can make a shortcut (edit/keyboard shortcuts)
export or save as DXF / DWG is not available as an option in Illustrator 2020; I still have a copy of Illustrator 2019 and the option appears there, however. Did something change? are these options something in the preferences that I have to enable in 2020 now? If so, I've never had to do that in the past.
So has anyone come up with any solutions, or do I continue to use my older version of Illustrator instead of expecting it to work on Illustrator 2020 ?
It should be there. Something might have gone wrong when you installed Illustrator.
yes, of course it should be there. are you suggesting I remove and re-install Illustrator 2020?
so I didn't necessarily do anything other than quit/re-start both my Mac and the application. I was advised by AdobeCare to try retting my preferences, which I was about to attempt, but upon checking just now, the issue is fixed and I don't really know how or why those options are now restored (Export As). thanks for everyone's input. (I wish I had taken a screenshot earlier so people didn't think I was making it all up 😛 )
This can be marked as resolved.
I just had this same problem. I'll try restarting my PC to see if the export option comes back.
UPDATE - restarting my PC didn't help. The full Export As options I used to have aren't showing up. All I have are JPG, PNG, PSD, SVG, TIF, TXT.
UPDATE THE SECOND - So the file I was trying to export still doesn't show a DWG option. As an experiment I opened a file that I previously successfully exported, and I was able to do so again (DWG was once again in my Export As list). Realizing that this new file is 240 inches long, I wondered if there is a physical limit of the Canvas size that's causing my problem, and I believe that if the canvas size is over 227 inches wide then DWG is 'turned off.'
What worked for me is I scaled my artwork 25% of it's original size, and pasted onto a new document, and there they were.
wow, this actually worked... who knew it mattered what size the drawing is??
OK then, I will hopefully remember this in the future! thanks
THIS IS INFURIATING!
The design industry that works in experiential graphics within real full-scale architectural space has been SCREAMING at Adobe for YEARS to allow 1:1 full-scale drawings so we don't have to screw around with scaling drawings or using plugins like HotDoor CAD Tools to do so.
Just to take a dimension of something in a scaled drawing and having to do the conversion math all the time with vendors on the phone wanting sizes is an unncessary hassle. With a 1:1 drawing, you click an object and read its dimensions off from the Illustrator toolbar. Done.
And now, after they actually implement full-scale drawing within Illustrator, THEY TURN AROUND AND HOBBLE IT by removing exporting to CAD file formats at full-scale.
That makes absolutely no sense in terms of interoperability with AutoCAD.
You ALWAYS draw at full scale in AutoCAD.
What a giant pain in the a** this company can be.