What are your Display Performance settings in ID? Are you saving in Illustrator with the Save PDF Compatible File box checked?
With Peter on this one. Your AI file needs to be saved with PDF Compatibility enabled to get the preview and to be placed into ID.
Display Performance settings in InDesign are:
Default view: High quality
Preserve object-level display settings: Check (what does that do anyway??)
High quality everything else, Enable Anti-aliasing: check.
turns out the PDF Compatibility was't checked and now that I have checked it I get a blank box!
Weird. A couple of screen shots from Id attached.
Only thing I changed was turning on Show Import Options when Placing the file.
Didn't change any Options or Visibility settings.
Thanks for your help.
Object level display allows you to use a different setting for individual images.