Open or import Illustrator designs

Learn how to open or import Illustrator files in Adobe XD.

You can import SVG designs directly into Adobe XD and work hand-in-hand to take your projects to new levels. 

All symbols and artwork, are transferred as editable with 1:1 visual fidelity. Artboards are preserved, the entire layer structure with naming and order remains intact, so no more tedious work re-organizing content after transferring it to XD.

Open Illustrator designs in XD

Import from AI to XD

Use any of these options to open your Illustrator design file in XD:

  • In XD, select File > Open. Browse to the required folder, select a .AI file, and Open.
  • Drag-and-drop your .AI file onto the XD icon on your computer.
  • Right-click the .AI file and select Open With > XD from the context menu.

Import vectors from Ilustrator to XD

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To import an illustrator file from XD, select File > Import. If you have selected an artboard while importing, XD imports the design directly onto the screen where you can integrate it into your project and make any tweaks, if necessary.

When you open a Illustrator document in Adobe XD, every artboard and layer is intact and remains editable. 
You can edit them in XD, wire interactions, and share them as prototypes or design specs.

Learn more

There are several methods you can use to import assets from Illustrator, including pasting Illustrator assets into XD, importing them using the Import command, dragging them into your XD document from a folder, opening an Illustrator (.AI) document in XD, and importing an Illustrator (.AI) document into your existing XD document.

Watch this video to learn how to bring in content from Illustrator.

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You can also download the sample file to try them out yourself. 

What's next?

We've got you started with importing assets from Photoshop to XD. Take a step forward and learn how to copy and paste vector objects from Illustrator

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