Illustrator question


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We have a client who provides extremely complex files that they use a single clipping mask to create 4, 5, or 6 individual parts. I am drawing a blank on a good way to turn that single clipping mask into separate files. The way they create it, I end up duplicating it and then deleting the segments to make the separate files.

This works but creates enormously complex files because each component of the original file is still there, it is just hidden by the remaining portion of the clipping mask that I save.

I would like to keep only the components and shape used for each portion of the clipping mask. Is there a way to do this that I am overlooking?

I've included an example with all the complexity stripped out so you can see what I mean.

Thanks in advance for any input.


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