Assume I have a CDR file, Adobe Illustrator CS 5 and no CorelDraw. How can I convert this CDR file to AI file? What is the fastest and cheapiest way?
Download Corel trial version. Import all cdr files and export as AI. job done !
The free program Inkscape can open many .cdr files and can export in a variety of formats that Illustrator can read.
Try to export as
.eps file. This will open in Illustrator.
It works fine for me!
Very simple...change the .CDR code to .EPS it fools Illustrator into thinking its a eps vector file and opens easily
If you happened to get such files often consider converting them on a Linux machine. You can set up a virtual machine and use the Inkscape for Linux. Probably it is not the best method though.
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I have tested two applications: Inkscape V0.48 and LibreOffice Draw V220.127.116.11. Both are able to open CDR file and save/export it as an SVG vector graphics (and PDF eventually too). The SVG is listed as a supported format for Adobe Illustrator. Both programs I used are Open Source and free.`