Before I update my current Illustrator Version to CC 2017, I used to get a pop-up before placing external .ai files in my current document offering me multiple options as well as the ability to choose between all artboards from the external document.

Now when I try to place (CMD + Shift + P) an external .ai file in my document, it automatically places the first artboard. Also looked for some options in my "links" panel, but it seems the like the feature is gone.

I already searched the web for an answer but wasn't successful. So does anyone know if this feature was removed? Do I have to rely on my CC libraries instead? Or is there any other workaround ?

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Check Show Import Options when choosing a file to place.....

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