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Is there a tool to convert SVG to AI in bulk? Everytime I search for this I simply get online convertors that convert SVG to bitmap formats, or similar stuff. I would need an offline tool, and one that can do hundreds of files at a go.

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This batch conversion can be accomplished without scripting using Adobe Illustrator CC's actions palette —

Use the actions palette to create a new action and record the steps taken to convert a single file (i.e. Open an SVG and save as an AI file whilst recording the action).

Once the action has been recorded access the Action palette's 'batch' function (available within the Actions palette's hamburger menu).

  1. Point at a source folder containing SVGs. (Select: Override Action "Open" commands)

  2. Point to a destination folder for your Ai files (Select: Override Action "Close" commands)

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Some batch scripts for bulk-conversion of files using Illustrator:

  • Isnt this the wrong way around. – joojaa Nov 4 '14 at 14:31
  • Yes many of them are the wrong way around but a script can easily be modified to get what you need. Usually just open it up and change which "filetype to open" (change *.src to *.dest) and change which "filetype to save as" in the same way. – Robinicks Nov 5 '14 at 19:21
  • You should accept this post then so it does not spook around the system. – joojaa Nov 5 '14 at 19:24

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