Adobe Illustrator equivalent for Ubuntu

NoOp glgxg at
Mon Jul 18 23:26:11 UTC 2011

On 07/18/2011 12:02 PM, Kipton Moravec wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-07-18 at 10:10 -0700, NoOp wrote:
>> On 07/18/2011 10:09 AM, Kipton Moravec wrote:
>> > I am looking for a program to let me design front panels for electronic
>> > boxes.
>> > 
>> > I need to be able to place circles and shapes for cutouts at precise X Y
>> > coordinate positions, and place text and graphics in precise locations
>> > relative to the cutouts and overall size and shapes.
>> > 
>> > If it outputs in a vector format as opposed to dot-matrix format that
>> > would be even better. 
>> ...
>> Inkscape.

> I had just found Inkscape bit it does not export or import .IA format.

I already mentioned to you that Inkscape can indeed import .ai - I just
opened a AI 10 file in inkscape. This file:

As does this one:

All the sample files are here:

Note that Inkscape is also available for Windows:

As for AI


Given that you are using AI to "design front panels for electronic
boxes." I think that Inkscape will probably do all that you need.
Support & mail lists are quite active & full of folks that are willing
to help if you run into issues:

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