Supported and non-supported features when opening Illustrator files in XD

A complete list of features that are supported and non-supported features when you open an Illustrator file in XD.

When opening Illustrator files in XD, most of the layers and effects are retained with exact visual fidelity and are editable. However, some Illustrator features are not compliant and are transferred as vectors or not transferred at all.

Supported features when you import an Illustrator file

  • Vector shapes
  • Paths
  • Artboards
  • Text with styles
  • Embedded and linked Images
  • Groups
  • Boolean operations
  • Layers structure and proprieties (locked and visibility)
  • Clipping masks
  • Components as expanded layers
  • Strokes and fills
  • Drop shadows
  • Opacity
  • Object and background blur
  • Linear, radial, and angular gradients
  • Patterns as images
  • Vertical text as outlines
  • Text on path as outlines

Non-supported features when you import an Illustrator file

  • Inner shadows
  • Transparency masks
  • Photoshop and SVG filters
  • Blend modes
  • Gradient mesh
  • Feather effect
  • Text kerning
  • Components are imported as shapes on canvas, but linked behavior is not preserved or added in the Assets panel.
  • Glow effect appears as object blur.
  • Document swatches or global colors are not transferred as color swatches in XD.
  • Character styles are not transferred as styles to the Assets panel.



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