Problem Importing path from Illustrator

Is there a secret to Importing a .AI file? Every time I get an error message that says “Illustrator 10 compatible file but nothing to do” then the message and import dialog disappear. I’m simply trying to import a path and extrude it into a third dimension.

Thanks!

Yeah, don’t use AI, it is broken.

Use SVG instead.

Save your illustrator work in SVG format instead of AI. File/Save As… (choose different file type)

Blender imports SVG files more reliably than AI files.