I installed the new plug-in, AiCS3dfx.dmg but it does not address the problem I am having in Illustrator. CS3 is suppose 3D objects, retaining the original shape.
"Illustrator supports most AutoCAD data, including 3D objects, shapes and paths, external references, region objects, spline objects (mapped to Bezier objects that retain the original shape), raster objects, and text objects." per Adobe support material.
When I place the dxf file on a page, it comes in flat. What can I do to bring this file in with the 3D effect? When I go to FILE>PLACE to import the file or FILE>OPEN, I do not get any options other than to scale the image to fit. Is there a fix for this problem? Is CS4 better equipped to import AutoCad files?
Did your DXF originate in AutoCAD? If it did, find out which version of AutoCAD. AutoCAD 2009 has a command called "Flatten". It is in the Express Tools. The user would execute this command on the AutoCAD DWG file, then export for you to DXF. Older versions of AutoCAD had AutoLisp programs called Flatten.LSP or possibly Flatten3D.LSP
Do a Google search on Flatten AutoCAD 3D.