Adobe Illustrator (.ai) Import/Export

Opens or saves Adobe Illustrator (.ai) format.

Import

To open, import, insert, and attach a file as a worksession

  1. From the File menu, click Open, Insert, Import, or Worksession > Attach.

  2. In the dialog box, select a supported file type.
  3. Click Open and configure the settings.
    When you open a non-3dm file and save the model, its filename will be the default 3dm filename.

AI Import Options

Scale

Fit to default screen

Scales the objects to be visible in the default Top viewport.

Preserve units

Sets how to convert the file unit into the Rhino unit.

Import fills as

Hatches

Imports fills and their boundary curves. Fills are imported differently based on types:

Boundary curves

Ignores all fills and only imports their boundary curves.

Always use these settings. Do not show this dialog again.

Saves the current settings and turns off the dialog display.

To turn the message back on

See also: ResetMessageBoxes command.

Notes

Export

To save as or export a Rhino model

  1. On the File menu, click Export Selected or Save As.
  2. In the dialog box, the Files of type list displays the currently supported file types for export.
  3. In the Files of type box, select the supported file type.
  4. In the File name box, select or type a file name.
  5. Specify what is to be saved.
  6. Options

    Save small

    Though clearing the render meshes makes the file smaller, it will shade and render more slowly the next time you open the file.

    Save geometry only

    Saves geometry objects only. No layers, materials, properties, notes, or units settings are saved. This is similar to exporting the objects. A new file is made, but it does not become your active Rhino model.

    Save textures

    Embeds external textures used by materials, environments and decals into the model.

    Save plugin data Saves data attached to objects or the document by plug-in applications.
  7. If the export can be configured, click the Options button to specify export settings.
  8. If the file type creates only mesh objects, in the Polygon Mesh Objects dialog box, specify the mesh settings.

AI Export Options

Scale

You cannot preserve the scale and units from a perspective viewport.

Snapshot of current view

Rhino exports the curves as a 2-D snapshot from the active viewport.

Preserve model scale

Sets the scale factor and units you want to use.

Color

RGB

Red, Green, Blue color system.

CMYK

Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black color system.

Options

Export viewport boundary

Exports a rectangle that corresponds to the current viewport boundary. It is useful for registering curves to renderings or screen captures taken in the same view.

Hatches exported as solid fills

If checked, hatches export to as solid fills.

If unchecked, hatches export as lines.

Order layers

Exports layers using their display order in the Layer panel. When unchecked, layers are sorted by layer indices.

Always use these settings. Do not show this dialog again.

Saves the current settings and turns off the dialog display.

To turn the message back on

See also: ResetMessageBoxes command.

Note

See also

Wikipedia: Adobe Illustrator Artwork

 

 

 

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