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Hi all.
I am importing AI files(exported from ArcGIS 9.1) into my AI10 and am having a bit of a problem. I will import a SINGLE file, say from ArcGIS, and when I bring it into Illy, I have a file that has a FEW HUNDRED paths in my layer box, for the SINGLE layer that I have. Needless to say, that makes for editing the lines very hard cause I have to go to every path and do it. Also, it seems like I CAN'T change the stroke of the lines at all. It's like I changed a setting or something.

Is there a script that I can use to join the paths into one?

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You may want to dissolve your lines in Arcmap before doing the export.

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FWIW - I have had difficulty dissolving arcs in ArcMap and having them turnout connected in Illustrator. I have had better luck using Rick Johnson's concatenate plug-in on the Illustrator side.

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Make sure you don't have any effects in ArcMap (just very basic graphic design) and specifically that they are not dashed or anything.

I am not sure about you not being able to change the stroke, that sounds weird...
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You may want to dissolve your lines in Arcmap before doing the export.

I can't believe I never thought of that before! That works amazingly well on the few datasets I have tried in on so far. This will save me alot of work in the future!!! Thanks!!!


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