It just retains the grouping structure in that case. Awesome that it at least does that... I seem to recall it being less friendly many moons ago (before they went to the CS naming at least).

Cheers,
Josh

Cheers,
Josh

On Aug 21, 2013 9:35 AM, "heathenx" <heathenx@gmail.com> wrote:
I have Illustrator CS4 installed on my Win7 box. If you set up layers or sub-layers in Inkscape and
save it as the default svg file, you can just drop that into Illustrator and your layers will be
present. However, Illustrator strips the layer names that one chooses in Inkscape. For instance, if
one has a layer in Inkscape called "green" that layer name in Illustrator would be called "layer1".
One would have to rename them. Still, the layer structure seems to be there. As far as I can tell,
Illustrator must honor the svg2 group structure that Inkscape uses as layers...my guess anyway.

heathenx

Josh Andler wrote the following on 8/21/2013 11:56 AM:
> SVG itself doesn't actually have layers in the specification. Our layers just are special groups
> with a little extra info to identify them as layers in Inkscape.
>
> Unless it gets added to the spec or Adobe found it useful to handle our special groups, it isn't
> likely they will ever support them.
>
> The only possible workaround I can think of (but can't test) would be to save as PDF from Inkscape
> and see if it ratings the layers that way.
>
> Hopefully someone can prove me wrong on this.
>
> Cheers,
> Josh
>
> On Aug 20, 2013 9:22 PM, "Chris Mohler" <cr33dog@gmail.com <mailto:cr33dog@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     Hi list!
>
>     I usually lurk on inkscape-devel, and this is my first post here.
>
>     I'm looking for help with creating multi-layer drawings in Inkscape
>     and opening them in Illustrator while preserving the layer structure,
>     if possible.  Any tips?
>
>     I use both programs all the time, but usually when I'm going
>     back-and-forth between the two it's something simple - a trace, a
>     single layer, etc., not a multi-layer composition.
>
>     Thanks,
>     Chris
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