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Export to DXF (curves are converted to line segments)

Question asked by Richard Sonnier on Jul 19, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 26, 2017 by Nathan Schuh

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

High Quality: High Quality DWG checked