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The task: supply my brother, a CAD/CAM/machinist guy, with an AutoCad version of a client logo so he can cut it out of metal.
The challenge: Illustrator's DXF/DWG export filters seem to be, ahem, buggy. Brother can't open my files.
The solution: Paste the logo into Fontographer, save as PC TrueType file. Brother sets the logo as type, and the aluminum starts to fly.
I do love a good workaround!