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Layers and/or objects created in the ARD file are missing.


When placing an ARD file in Adobe® Illustrator® with the Data Exchange plug-in installed, layers and/or objects are missing. These same layers and/or objects import as expected when using an earlier version of the plug-in.


There was a functionality change to the plug-in in version 18.1. Anything colored with a CMYK in ArtiosCAD is no longer honored.


Open the ARD file in ArtiosCAD and change everything that is expected to show in the ARD file when placed in Adobe® Illustrator®, to a spot color or line type.

Article information
Applies to

E sko Data Exchange for Adobe® Illustrator® 18.1 and newer



Last revised
Author SACO
Case Number 01179954