A heads up for CorelDRAW 1029 users importing AI CC 2019 files that include images with transparency and or clipping paths. I had such a file and when importing the PDF and the AI file into CorelDRAW 2019 I got the usual issues of layering and clipped objects showing up.
With both versions of AI and CD being new I went on a fishing trip to see if I could tell what was up. Acrobat did display the file correctly. As it turns out I could not figure out what was up.
All I can say is the AI PDF file directly imported into 5 different RIPS each time failed to output correctly. 4 RIPS created an improper display and output incorrectly, 1 RIP created a proper display and output incorrectly. All of these RIPS are professional lever some costing $70,000 U.S..
To make the file output directly from the Ai PDSF it had to be rasterized, I could get it to output if I imported into CorelDRAW 2019 and corrected the file and created a PDF from CorelDRAW.
FWIW Sometimes when I import a customer's pdf file I can tell right away it was done with ai and if it imports "bad" I have to open it with ai then save out again as pdf and all is good.
p.s. CD X7 and CC2019.
The real bite with this new AI version is that very expensive RIPs show a proper display and BAD plates. $200+ down the drain.