ArcMap to Illustrator
Posted 03 November 2005 - 08:16 PM
Posted 03 November 2005 - 08:26 PM
When exporting from ArcMap to Adobe Illustrator it says the file is too large. I have one layer (data set) that is HUGE. I have tried shaving it down by getting rid of some polygons, the whole search by attribute thing and I got rid of the small area ones that don't show up in print anyways. How can I, in ArcMap, erase the attribute table and simplify the data so the file will get smaller. This is for the purpose of cartography, not analysis.
You may want to generalize you lines or polylines. Sometimes you have too many vertices, running some kind of line simplification, smoothing or generalization function will help especially graphically if the linework is too detailed for the compilation scale. The ET Geowizrds tool by Ianko have several functions that can help with this.
If that doesnt apply then you may want to export it in different sections. So chop-up your layer into different smaller layers and export them one at a time and rebuild the file in Ilustrator.
The attributes don't matter in the ARCmap to AI export since they don't get exported.
Posted 04 November 2005 - 03:56 AM
Posted 04 November 2005 - 02:37 PM
Sometimes I export layer by layer and recompile (copy/paste) in illustrator.
How much ram do you have?
co-cartographic creator of boringmaps.com
Posted 04 November 2005 - 04:33 PM
Don't include anything you don't need. If possible you can try selecting out what you need from your "huge" layer and exporting it. (Right click on layer, data, export).
I have 2GB of RAM and find I max out if not careful.
St. Catharines, Ontario
Posted 05 November 2005 - 03:04 AM
Posted 05 November 2005 - 06:40 AM
You are correct, they do export as a duplicate if you use a stroke and fill.
Labels also do this sometimes which is a real PITA when you find out you have a bunch of stacked labels and no way to split them apart.
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