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DXF Cleanup tools

Question asked by Chad Huleatt on Oct 24, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 25, 2018 by Chad Huleatt

I'm working on the design of some large channel letters. A vendor is supplying the face plates with LED mounting recesses. I need to design my letters to fit his plates.

 

Vendor provided me with DXF files. Here's a sample of what they look like. The outline is composed of thousands of lines & arcs.

 

This creates significant performance issues in SW, because I need to use that outline to create all the other components of the letters. I tried converting to splines, but that wasn't a good solution as splines have a lot of limitations. I tried drawing over using tangent arcs, but it's very time consuming.

 

Does anyone know of a good solution for DXF clean up, either inside SW or additional software? What I want is a shape that is within 0.5mm of original shape, but drawn with the minimum number of arcs/ lines. Tangent arcs preferred, as they are best for CNC.

 

 

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