Yeah, I agree witht he compatibility issue between AI, Signlab and Photoshop. I can design my graphics for the visual, isolate it in a layer, and import it into signlab and make it 50 ft long and i've got the plot for the boat.
Powerful, powerful programs...with a high learning curve.
I believe that Rodney at Raticle Graphics also uses AI.
Thanks Guy for chipping in on this on.