Thank you for your post. Unfortunately, the Azimuthal Equidistant projection isn’t properly supported in MAPublisher. This is an issue we are aware of, especially when transforming from WGS84 to Azimuthal the vectors don’t transform properly as you found out.
We actually have numerous tickets filed for the Azimuthal Equidistant projection to properly support it, I’ve gone ahead and added you to the appropriate ones so you will be notified when the fixes are implemented. I’m sorry I can’t offer you a workaround at the moment.
I also just wanted to let you know that you can use the “spherical” version of Azimuthal Equidistant to get a similar result to QGIS. The ellipsoidal version is the one we don’t support well in MAPublisher currently.
Adobe released an update to Illustrator 2021 (v25.3) that includes native support for M1 Devices and Rotate Artboard functionality. Please note these features are not yet supported within MAPublisher at this time. See compatibility notes.