Re: [artworks] Exporting to the outside world

  • From: Andy Marks <andy.marks@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: artworks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 9 May 2012 09:49:31 +0100

On 8 May 2012 17:41, Kell Gatherer <kell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I have a complicated Artworks file with many layers that I'd like to hand
> over to someone else, for, as one might say, posterity....
> It's a map of Soho, central London, with 150 or so streets, showing one
> way streets, parking, underground stations etc.
> There's a project I'd like to become involved in, and although I could
> carry on altering the original, and exporting as a bit-map, I'd prefer to
> be able to hand over a version that others could edit in... what? Adobe
> Illustrator?
> Is there an export route that will preserve layers? For example, if I
> purchase Corel Draw, would it be able to import my file, and then export it
> in an editable form?
> Advice greatly appreciated.
I'm not sure if this would work, but a rudimentary test suggests it might
(maybe Martin would be able to offer more guidance, having a foot in both
camps), but you could export as ArtWorks EPS and then import into Xara
Xtreme or Designer. Having tested this here with a vandalised copy of the
ArtWorks Acorn, where I drew a squiggle on a new layer, it appeared that
Xara Xtreme Pro 5 accepted the EPS and preserved the layers.

I guess the issue is whether or not Xara is a suitable program to
"preserve" the file for the new maintainer. Personally, I think it's a
fantastic program and a worthy descendent of ArtWorks!


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