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LightBurn and RDWorks seem to have trouble with Adobe Illustrator 2020.  How can you import .ai files from this version?
 

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The .ai file format seems to have changed with Adobe Illustrator 2020.  As a result, programs such as LightBurn and RDWorks may have trouble importing .ai files made with this version.  Until these programs are updated you can export into another supported format like .svg or use an earlier version of Adobe Illustrator.
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I had the same problem a few days ago.

The problem is, that Adobe normaly erases the old Illustrator-Versions when you update to a new version.

But luckily I had an Illustrator 2015 on my old laptop.

So I installed that old version on my 27" mac again.

Now there are two ways to work:

a) You design your graphic on the old version

b) You design on Illu 2020, then import it into the old version (e.g. Illu 2015) and this file you can import to RDWorks
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Do you prefer loading it on the older version of AI over just exporting as svg or another file type from Illustrator 2020?
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I have to confess, that I do not know what I will do in future. This was the first time I had the problem - because I updated the Illu only a few days ago to version 2020.

When I wanted to import the datas to RDWorks I was irritated, because I had this problem never before. But quickly I realized that the problem was the illu 2020.

The first thing I tried was to import the file on my laptop into the old 2015-version - and I hoped that it will work - yes it worked.

I did not try to export from Illu 2020 into other file-types; reason: the easiest way is to import the simple ai-file directly into RDWorks.

But I hope that Ruida will supply us with a plug in or updated version of RDWorks soon - till then I suppose I will make my sketches and drawings in the old Illu 2015 version - so I do not need to change or import them.
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