You can reload the file if you make changes to it. You can also edit the path to the Adobe Illustrator file in the Attribute Editor after you create the object, and history and bevel information is automatically applied.
To use this feature, make sure the following conditions apply:
Text must be converted to outlines in Adobe Illustrator (select the text and then select Type > Create Outlines).
Only Adobe Illustrator 8 files are supported.
Be sure to delete any guides in Illustrator before saving the file, even hidden guides. These will be loaded into Maya as curves, which will cause problems for the bevel operation.
To create an Adobe Illustrator Object
Select Create > Adobe Illustrator Object.
Select an .ai file.
To update the Adobe Illustrator Object
Select the Adobe Illustrator Object.
Open the Attribute Editor.
In the IllustratorForBevel tab, expand the File Attributes section.