I don't have an import option on my student version. Can someone tell me how to import an .svg or .ai file?
I believe there are limitations on the import/export capabilities of the student version. A friend of mine has the student version and I recall there were limits to exporting. I assume it's to impede getting around the Student version watermark. Try looking in Help for further information.
If you can import .dxf files (I would be surprised if they limit that) I think you may be able to use Inkscape [ Home | Inkscape ] to convert the .svg to .dxf, it's been awhile since I played with it so I'm not positive.
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OK, I got curious and dug out Inkscape, it looks like you may be able to open a .ai file too, I don't have one to try. The nature of the image will probably dictate whether or not it will export as a usable .dxf file. And of course I don't know for sure your student version will import that.
Ok, thanks. This was really helpful. I've haven't been able to find out anything on this subject, so thanks.
Check out this post Differences between student and educator versions Searching the forum is a little tricky some times and I actually found this through a Google search.
It sounds like you should be able to import anything that works with commercial SW into the student edition, just not export anything but SW files marked Student Edition. I understand you also need Illustrator installed on your computer to import an .ai file. I don't think there is a way to directly import an .svg file into SW.
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