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Import EPS extension, Why Vector Works Convert in Bitmap?

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 I have my client's logo with EPS extension. I intend to import it to do in 3d. Why is it that every time I import an EPS document, Vector Works converts the file to Bitmap and I cannot access the lines of the logo design?

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Most likely the EPS contains an embedded bitmap. Just because it is EPS or PDF does not necessarily mean it is vector. Both formats can also contain bitmapped images.

 

If you open the EPS in a different program and zoom in, do you get smooth lines or does it get pixelated.

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Hi Stanford, thanks for the quick response! I already opened the file in Scribus (Grafic Design Open Source) and it is vectorized. I Asked the customer, who has the logo designed in Corel Draw ,to export to dwg, and when I import the file, nothing appears. I would also like to import some drawings into vectors, for example from this site, https://www.freepik.com/popular-vectors  and Vector Works converts them all into Bitmaps!

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What version of VW?

 

I just downloaded the abstract-blue-wavy-business-style-background from the freepik site and when I dragged the eps version into VW2020 SP3 it came in as an EPS Image.

 

How are you importing the graphic? I get an EPS Image if I import EPSF or if I just drag the file in.

 

Can you post or direct message me the logo file?

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I work with VW 2018

I just imported the same file you imported, I made Import File EPSF and it never gives me in Vectors is it always Bitmat?

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I don't have VW2018 available to test. 

 

In VW2020 it also says Edit Bitmap Crop if I double click, but in the OIP (Object Info Palette) it says EPS Image. I think this may just be an error in the button text.

 

What happens when you zoom in hundreds to thousands of percent? Do you get lines or raster bitmap?

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It looks like a vectorized image. With zoom there are no pixels, but for example I want to work on that vector and I can't. Extrude them. I have my client's logo, I had to redraw it and strudge it. Before Illustrator had imported EPS to illustrator, then exported to DWG and then imported DWG in vector works, it seems to me unnecessary work that vector works should recognize files in vectors and give them to work on!

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Vectorworks does not allow editing of EPS images. Perhaps your best bet would be to try and convert them to PDF. You MIGHT be able to ungroup the PDF and get vectors that you can edit.

 

When you ungroup the PDF you will probably get a bad bitmap of the image, a blank rectangle representing the page, and then under both of them the vectors included in the PDF.

 

Editing EPS is not a VW core competency.

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It is a big gap in vectorworks. All CNC machines (Computer numerical control) work with this extension, compatible with Corel Draw, Illustrator, Auto-Cad, ...
This failure greatly limits the performance of this type of work and exchange of files between users and companies in the printing industry!

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