Import CAD bug with version 25.1

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Since update 25.1, as soon I import CAD drawing inside Illustrator, I cannot modify/save my CAD files because Illustrator continues to use it. I have to shut down Illustrator (not just the .AI file) to be able to modify/save my CAD files and it's frustrating and take a lot of time.

 

I don't know how to say that but it seem to be the import function is more like a "link" instead a "copy file". It's new since update 25.1, I didn't have this problem before, for many years.

 

I use PC (Windows 10) and Illustrator 2021.

 

I tried to be clear as possible (english it's not my primary language).

 

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Benoit

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Import CAD bug with version 25.1

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Since update 25.1, as soon I import CAD drawing inside Illustrator, I cannot modify/save my CAD files because Illustrator continues to use it. I have to shut down Illustrator (not just the .AI file) to be able to modify/save my CAD files and it's frustrating and take a lot of time.

 

I don't know how to say that but it seem to be the import function is more like a "link" instead a "copy file". It's new since update 25.1, I didn't have this problem before, for many years.

 

I use PC (Windows 10) and Illustrator 2021.

 

I tried to be clear as possible (english it's not my primary language).

 

Thank you

 

Benoit

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Please describe what exactly is happening step by step.

You are closing the file, but Illustrator still uses it?

 

You can use your primary language there is a translation service available on the forum. It will only fail when you mix languages in one post.

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- I import CAD file in Illustrator

- I want to modify my CAD and update/import this modifyed CAD into Illustrator

- But I cannot save my CAD because it's been already been use by Illustrator. Even if I delete the import or I undo it.

 

I soon as I close Illustrator, I can save my CAD file.

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CAD means which file format that you open? And also what are you trying to save?

You import it intoa file? Or open it as a new file?

Where are you trying to save it?

And exactly what are you deleting from where?

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I try with DWG and DXF, same result. It's new bug as soon I updated 25.1 

Normally, when I import my DWG, it's automatically import also the colors used  in the DWG. Now nothing. I added video of what I do exactly. Hop that will help.

 

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I reinstalled update 25.0.1 and everything work perfectly

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I have exactly the same issue as posted a few mins earlier here https://community.adobe.com/t5/illustrator/latest-illustrator-update-25-1-holding-on-to-closed-files... 

 

Stepping back a version is not an option for me as this has affected all systems that received the latest update this week (approx 25 systems affected at my site alone, we have a number of sites globally with the same issue).

 

I can open a dxf or dwg file, close it immediately without making any modifications (close the file not illustrator), but I cannot Move/Delete?Modify with another application etc because it says Its still open in Illustrator. Only closing down the whole Illustrator application free's up the file.

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