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I am working in ArcGIS, I need to import the shapefiles with all layers, to adobe illustrator.

Can anyone suggest the steps doing this?

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Probably the easiest way to get your data into Adobe Illustrator is to go to the file menu and select Export Map.

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From there, Save as Type: AI (*.ai)

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Note the options in the Format Tab.

Alternatively, there is also a paid plugin called MAPublisher. It allows you to import the shapefiles directly into Illustrator. Effectively turning Illustrator into a basic GIS program. I haven't played around with MAPublisher for several years, but it looks like you can import MXDs directly into Illustrator.

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