Allow for graphics placed from CC Library to be expanded and converted to curves
Right now, when you place a vector from the CC Library, you can't use it as if it were a vector created on the spot. This hinders speed of creation and prevents 2 crucial things:
- You can't change colors of the vector without editing the original CC item
- You can't use it with pathfinder for a print job for example (imagine you want to cut a shape out of PVC or something). Right now, to do this, you must double click the library item, copy and paste it on your document.
Altough it might not seem much work, if, for example, we're working with a placeholder icon and we have a bunch of them, the benefit of the CC Library is obvious, as you can place the icon in all the places you need them, tweak/change the icon and it will automatically be updated in all instances. And in this case, if you are going to do a print-job that requires cutting that shape, you need to go replace those icons one by one, with the double-click, copy-paste method.
I don't think i'm alone when i say this could really help going from a good use of CC Library to great!
You can drag an asset with the Alt/Opt key held to embed it instead of placing.
However, please note a PDF-copy of an asset is used, and not the original artwork you had imported into a Library, which means the embedded copy can have extra clipping masks and expanded effects.
This is not an issue anymore, found out about the alt+drag a few weeks later. Not sure the feature already existed or not but it does the job
Alt dragging is the way (but it does not keep the original layer structure).
Embedding .ai files (from the desktop or from a CC library) create a mess full of clipping masks and expanded features because the pdf part is used.
I wonder if this is still an issue for you, because an asset from a Library can be imbedded any time with a button in Control or Properties panel.
No copypasting is required now.
Miguel, can you confirm or refute this?