Why are some objects not converting from Illustrator to CAD?

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Jul 12, 2022 Jul 12, 2022

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Apologies if I am missing the obvious, I am new to both AutoCAD and Illustrator. I have drawn up a design in Illustrator to be converted into .dwg to be used in AutoCAD. These designs were drawn using the pen tool and then expanded, all elements of the design (aside from a logo which has not been an issue) were drawn and converted in this same way. However, after conversion there are three lines in the illustration that have repeatedly failed to convert and do not show up in the drawing. I have checked that they are expanded in the same way, I have copied them into other parts of the design in the hopes of moving them back later, I drew them in the exact same way as the rest of the converted design but they disappear the moment I go from Illustrator to .dwg, I was wondering if there were any other parameters I should be checking?

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Jul 12, 2022 Jul 12, 2022

Hi, you should try to make shapes complete objects maybe that will fix the problem try it I mean no open faces shapes for the parts which are not showing..regards

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Community Beginner , Jul 19, 2022 Jul 19, 2022

Hi, I would just like to thank thank @lambiloon and @Mylenium for your comments because the lines are finally crossing over! Each piece had it's own issue, I did connect the ears using a rectangle and shape builder (still confused as to how that worked when the ear was already expanded as an object, but thank you for the suggestion @lambiloon). The nose had a stray point somewhere in the red which whene deleted finally allowed it to copy over. The laptop I believe I copied over from a separate f

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Hi, check the video hope it helps you...regards

 

https://youtu.be/HODpzWGpjpU

Ali Sajjad / Graphic Design Trainer / Freelancer / Adobe Certified Professional

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Hi Lambiloon, I really appreciate the reply especially as I have found limited resources on this problem! However, the video itself still doesn't address my issue. Some parts of my design simply aren't copying over to the CAD file, I have tried moving them and converting them separately but these parts are simply refusing to convert. Again, thank you so much for your time!

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For context, here is the image in Illustrator vs AutoCAD. The missing sections are in green and blue (obviously colours changed after, I know it's unlikley to make a difference but at this point I just don't know anymore). The laptop has appeared now when copied into a different section, but the version of the main laptop with the cat has not, and neither has the ears or nose when copied into the same place. There is a logo on the laptop that I have removed for anonymity, this has been traced and expanded and appears well in the CAD version, I am unsure if this makes a difference beut give how close it is to the problem area it seemed worthe mentioning,
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 Illustrator Left, AutoCAD Right. Missing ear, nose and laptop.



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Hi, you should try to make shapes complete objects maybe that will fix the problem try it I mean no open faces shapes for the parts which are not showing..regards

Ali Sajjad / Graphic Design Trainer / Freelancer / Adobe Certified Professional

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Have you actually tried with other colors? Looks like your alterante colors get interpreted as guides or other auxiliary info. that and of course you may need to put them on separate layers.

 

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Hi, I would just like to thank thank @lambiloon and @Mylenium for your comments because the lines are finally crossing over! Each piece had it's own issue, I did connect the ears using a rectangle and shape builder (still confused as to how that worked when the ear was already expanded as an object, but thank you for the suggestion @lambiloon). The nose had a stray point somewhere in the red which whene deleted finally allowed it to copy over. The laptop I believe I copied over from a separate file when it began to appear again, I will admit after 20 exports I may have lost track on exactly what changes I made. I also took @Mylenium 's advice of putting the problem areas on a separate layer and turning them back to red, I did this first so while I can't be sure if it made a difference it seems a worthwhile check.

 

Again, thank you both for your time!

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