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Post Mon Jul 04, 2016 8:52 am

Exporting vehicle library from Signlab to illustrator

Hey guys

I got an a old version of signlab but I'm use to illustrator and can't really get on with it at the moment, I'm still learning it but when I'm in a rush, I go back to illustrator.

In signlab I use full scale vehicle library images but illustrator can't handle them, so how do i divide the file by 2000% so I can open it in illustrator, edit and cut with my graphtec plugin?

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Post Mon Jul 04, 2016 9:07 am

Re: Exporting vehicle library from Signlab to illustrator

Check there isn't another set of files you can use. Most libraries contain files at actual size as well as at 20% to allow illustrator users to open them. (i.e .ai files instead of .eps)
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Post Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:49 am

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What library are you using. Impact give you AI files that open fine at 20%
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Post Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:41 pm

Re: Exporting vehicle library from Signlab to illustrator

Thanks for replying.

I've already designed the vehicle to full scale in signlab, I can open up a scaled down version in illustrator and reduce the graphics manually to fit it but surely there must be a way of reducing a signlab file by 2000% so I can save it and import it to illustrator? Well I hoped there was lol.
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Post Mon Jul 04, 2016 4:47 pm

Re: Exporting vehicle library from Signlab to illustrator

Saw this on another site, might be worth trying.

This is very simple to do:

Open the Transform palette
Lock the width and height
In the W: input add "/10" (after the current value in the box in mm/inches/etc).
This will divide the value by 10 and will therefore downscale everything to 10% of its original size.
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Post Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:31 am

Re: Exporting vehicle library from Signlab to illustrator

Thanks Ewan

I'll give that a go and let you know how I get on.

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Post Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:32 am

Re: Exporting vehicle library from Signlab to illustrator

Just re-reading this, do you mean in illustrator? I need to do it in signlab as illustrator won't even open the file as it falls off the document.

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Post Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:55 am

Re: Exporting vehicle library from Signlab to illustrator

I've never used signlab but there must be a resize tool, even my old copy of Inspire had an option to resize either by percentage or by typing in a value, have you checked all the drop down options looking for either a scale or resize option
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Post Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:22 am

Re: Exporting vehicle library from Signlab to illustrator

Hi Daniel, I meant have a look in Signlab to see if you can do it this way
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Post Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:34 pm

Re: Exporting vehicle library from Signlab to illustrator

Select everything.
Click on Layout/Size Move/Size.
Make sure the lock is locked for proportional scaling
Enter your percent scale down or use the up down arrow keys.

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