Hello, I am having a somewhat bizarre problem bringing files from Rhino 5 into Adobe Illustrator 2014 which I’m hoping someone will be able to help me think through.
I have a 2d drawing that has already been scaled down from its 3d model. I have tried two routes into illustrator with intent of preserving scale, both with different problems.
The first route is to “simplify curves”, place my drawing at the origin, “export”, save as AI, “preserve model scale”, open in Ai(which has been set to inches). When I do this I get an art board without anything. CntrlA allows me to select something, and when I expand the art board to its limit I see a stray line from one end of the page to the next - indicating that my drawings have become gigantic.
The Second route is to draw a boarder around my drawing, export as .dxf, make an artboard the same size, and specify to “scale to art board”. Classic. When I do this, my drawing appears crooked by more than a few degrees - which is to say, the drawing is out of scale, because my box gets jammed into AI’s art board at a diagonal!
Have I gone completely batty? What am I missing here?