I don't have Illustrator so maybe this isn't correct but.....
Couldn't you export from AutoCAD as an .eps file and then open it in
Illustrator? If I'm not mistaken the eps file format is vector as is
Illustrator so that might be your best bet?
Anyways, I'd love to know if it works. I remember reading a while back
about someone who did this and put in gradient fills to give more of a
presentation look to basic cad drawings.
Correct. I was able to do the following:
- Extract a large DXF file from Genamap [Unix GIS] of property and road
boundaries [28,000 properties, maybe 1/2 million vectors]
- Import to AutoCAD, postprocess, add layers, designations etc
- Print to PDF
- Send to graphic designer for further rendering in Illustrator
Only problem was I had to reduce all polylines to zero width, otherwise they
came out in Illustrator as a string of polygon segments. Maybe there is a
workaround for this? Anyone with the answer, I'd like to hear from them.
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