8 Replies Latest reply on Feb 26, 2017 2:32 PM by Nathan Schuh

    Export to DXF (curves are converted to line segments)

    Richard Sonnier

      When I export to .DXF from Soliworks my curves are being converted to a series of short line segments. I am trying to create a program to cut out text for a sign using CNC Plasma cutter. The only file type the machine accepts is DXF. The line segments show up on the cut metal and make for a really ugly cut. I need to find a way to keep my smooth edges whenconverting.

       

      Here is my method for creating the text:

       

      I create sketches using sketch text function.

       

      I dissolve the text into sketch segments (at thispoint the curves are still curves)

       

      Then I export to .DXF with the following options:

              Version: R 2000-2002

              Fonts: AutoCAD Standard only

              line Styles: autoCAD StandardStyles

       

      End Point merging: enable Merging checked

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