Illustrator holds on to dwg/dxf files untill it's quit
If a dwg/dxf file is opened, imported or even looked at by illustrator, then those files can't be moved, renamed, deleted or modified at all until illustrator is quit. Windows shows the error "Can't do 'x' because the file is still open in Illustrator.
Seems to be a 2020/2021 issue as 2019 doesn't do the bug.
I figured out how to fix this issue. Since Adobe seems to not care about addressing it, switching to CorelDraw has officially solved the problem. Thanks for doing nothing!
Please fix this issue. The last version where this was not a problem was 25.0.1 and we will need this to work in 2023 when we can no longer download 2021. Thanks
I find it pretty incredible that this hasn't been addressed yet. This has been a multi year problem.
Fabio Bassetti commented
Succede la stessa cosa anche a me!
I don't work with dwg/dxf files too often, but I have just come across this bug while working on an engraving project. Very weird unintended behavior.
Using version 26.1.
Mantiene il file DXF aperto (in memoria) anche dopo averlo chiuso da Illustretor impedendo lo spostamento nelle directory del disco, fino a che non chiudo completamente Illustrator.
Thanks for reaching out.
We have logged the bug at our end and have started investigation on this.
Would update the thread once we have a fix available.