Can Figma Export AI?

Figma is a cloud-based collaborative design platform that is quickly becoming a popular choice for UI/UX designers. It has many powerful features, such as real-time collaboration and version control, which make it an ideal tool for teams to work together on design projects.

One of the key features of Figma is that it can export files in various formats, including PDF, SVG, and PNG. But can it also export AI (Adobe Illustrator) files?

The short answer is yes, Figma can export AI files. However, it’s important to note that the AI file will be limited in terms of functionality compared to a native Illustrator file.

This is because Figma exports the vector content from the canvas as a flattened image instead of as editable objects like Adobe Illustrator does. This means that any vector shapes or text created in Figma will be flattened when exported as an AI file.

In addition to this limitation, there are some other things to keep in mind when exporting from Figma to AI: The AI file will not include any layer information or individual object styles; all objects will be exported on one layer and with one style applied. Additionally, any effects such as shadows and glows will not be included in the exported AI file.

So while Figma does have the ability to export AI files, it’s important to keep in mind that these files are limited in terms of functionality. They may be suitable for some purposes such as printing or web use but they are not suitable for creating complex illustrations or designs.


In conclusion, while Figma can export AI files they are limited in terms of functionality compared to native Adobe Illustrator files. As a result, they may be suitable for some purposes but not suitable for complex illustrations or designs.