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I have an Ilustrator eps file that i want to import into VW 10.5 and have it as an editable object/s. The file is mainly text that was originally a Quark document but exported to eps. Is there a way i can do this. I dont need to be able to edit the text or anything like that, its just that its a company logo and i want to have it exactly as it appears in the eps. At the moment when i import it, it comes in as a bitmap. As it happens I may have to make a small 3D model of it and dont want to have to draw it again.

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Richie

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Sorry Katie... you have lost me there. I am trying to import an eps and have it come into VW as a vector file not a bitmap image. I wasnt using Import image i was using import EPSF.

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Richie

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Hi Ritchie,

If you have a later version of Illustrator that can save as DWG, you will get an editable vector file in when imported into VW. However, there is a difference between Illustrator bezier curves and VW spline curves, so you'll have to check your curves in VW to make sure they don't noticeably distort.

If you find curve distortion to be a problem, you can get a plugin for Illustrator to save a DXF file with arcs. I am using EXDXF-Pro, which costs about $90, and works great with VW.

Regards,

Chris

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When you imported as EPS, did you get single objects that you could move, or nothing imported, or what happened?

The other option is to save the file as a PICT file type and use the IMPORT PICT menu under the File menu - not from in Import Image.

[ 12-15-2004, 12:19 PM: Message edited by: Katie ]

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Hi Chris

Thats more like it. My mistake is that i had been trying to save from Illustrator instead of Exporting. I will play around with this and see how i get on. Thanks again.

Richie

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Katie,

I use a PC and was wondering why I get a blank grey image when I use the import eps tool. When I use import image it does not import perfectly.

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Brian

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Brian,

Can you email the eps file to me, please?

In the email, not the problem you are having along with the Operating system you are using and the exact version of VW you are using.

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