Isnt studio a nurbs modeller? I *thought* maya has an .iges importer, but you need to enable it in the plugin manager.
Dont have maya installed on this pc so cant check atm - if not I'm sure there must be another way (would be pretty dumb if A|W's 2 leading products cant talk with each other!)
Mark: looking forward to reading your book
still waiting on amazon to deliver it ...