I have a 50 MB shapefile. I am trying to import it into Illustrator. When I try printing to an svg file from the Print Composer, QGIS crashes. I am using QGIS Essen 2.14.3. I have tried lots of different things:
- simplifying the geometry (QGIS crashes)
- trying to print to a postscript file (will only print to a prn file, which Illustrator can't read)
- installing Cute PDF (doesn't really work in Illustrator)
I am using a laptop with Windows 10, 32 bit and 4gb of RAM.
Will upgrading to a new machine with 8gb of RAM and 64 bit windows 10 make any difference?
I can't afford a new laptop, but I need to output to Illustrator so will probably have to bite the bullet.