View Full Version : Opening AI files in Inkscape -- all layers lost?

06-07-2009, 04:51 AM
Hi, I'm new here and I would really appreciate it if someone could answer this question. My map-in-progress is saved in AI format, but I don't have access to Illustrator any more and I would like to use Inkscape to edit it instead. However, when I open my AI file in Inkscape, all of the objects on my map -- rivers, cities, borders, and all the hidden working layers that aren't supposed to show up -- turn up on one single layer! Does anyone know how to open AI files with layers in Inkscape?


Steel General
06-07-2009, 09:04 AM
Welcome Aboard!

I know next to nothing regarding Inkscape, but we do have a few regular's here who are quite skilled with it. I'm sure they will be along and answer your questions.

06-08-2009, 10:38 PM
I think you'll need someone with illustrator to rearrange your file and save it out into a more inkscape friendly format.

Anyone have a thumbnail description of the intelligent way to do this?