I think I've gotten myself in a world of trouble here as I try to migrate some big projects from FreeHand to Illustrator.
My practice in FreeHand was to draw my map with a variety of layers, then to paste those inside a neatline.
If I do that in Illustrator it works just fine—but if I release the clipping mask the various objects don't return to their original layers. I've searched various forums and manuals, but it seems like everyone assumes the only thing you'd ever use a clipping mask for is to put a photo of a kitten inside a heart or somesuch. Is there a setting or command that I'm missing? FreeHand has a Preference: Remember Layer Info.