Unable to Import DXF files into Illustrator CS 
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 Unable to Import DXF files into Illustrator CS

After installing Illustrator CS, we find that we are no longer able to import DXF files. The plug-ins folder has a DXFExport plug-in, but not a DXFImport plug-in (as there was in Illustrator 9). There IS a filter called Reader for DXF in the same folder, but we are still unable to import DXF files. We get the message that the file is an unknown format and cannot be opened.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Molecular & Cell Biology
UC Berkeley

Tue, 04 Jul 2006 06:01:12 GMT
 Unable to Import DXF files into Illustrator CS

Well it should open, if you want I will try and open it for you just e-mail it to me

What program was it authored in?

Tue, 04 Jul 2006 09:24:12 GMT
 Unable to Import DXF files into Illustrator CS
Does the file open correctly in previous versions of Illustrator? I ask because Illustrator CS now correctly checks a DXF or DWG file for certain parameters on import, and if it can't find those parameters, it can't open the file (previous versions of AI didn't validate this) The only workaround in those cases is to open the file in AI10 and then save it as an AI file and then open it in AICS.

:) Mordy

Tue, 04 Jul 2006 15:59:38 GMT
 Unable to Import DXF files into Illustrator CS
Thanks for the responses, guys. The files are being created (exported) by a program called Neurolucida which is a morphometric program used with a microscope. The DXF files that it creates did open fine in Illustrator 9. The users can get the images into AI CS via AI 9, but would like to skip this step.


Wed, 05 Jul 2006 01:19:31 GMT
 Unable to Import DXF files into Illustrator CS
If you e-mail me the file I will give it a shot!

Wed, 05 Jul 2006 02:06:12 GMT
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