Thomas May

spline to curve

Discussion created by Thomas May on Jan 18, 2007
Latest reply on Jan 18, 2007 by John Burrill
I often help a friend convert artwork into dxf format that can beutilized by a simple point to point waterjet controller. I scan tojpeg, trace in Illustrator CS2, then I have to create a secondlayer and typically create a path approximation manually with a setof intersecting 3 point arcs. In the past, I used ConceptsUnlimited for this purpose, but now that I have SW, I figure thatthere may be a conversion routine to convert a spline to a lowerorder set of intersecting curves with variableradius tolerance.

If there is such a capability, I just need to know where to startlooking in the menus/tools.