I am doing a project now for a customer that wants his logo embossed on the part. He gave me with a .pdf file of his logo. It is basically very fancy text with lots of loopity-loops and such. I need to get this logo into a sketch so that I can extrude it.
I first tried to save it as a graphics image and use WinTopo to create the geometry. This failed. The geometry wasn't even close to being usable.
I then called the graphics designer directly. She uses Adobe Illustrator. She told me that she could export it as a .dxf or .dwg though she had never done this before.
The first attempt produced nothing but crosshatch when opened in AutoCAD, and absolutely nothing when imported into SolidWorks.
She found some export settings or something and re-exported.
This time it opened perfect in AutoCAD, but only about 50% of the entities (splines) would import into SW. I got this error message: Entity not imported, type Spline, Handle: 8C Entity not imported, type Spline, Handle: 86 Entity not imported, type Spline, Handle: 7F Entity not imported, type Spline, Handle: 79 etc. etc.
I know nothing about Adobe Illustrator. And she knows nothing about exporting it to CAD. Does anyone know of a way that I could get this done? I am all out of ideas.