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Adjust precision tolerance on part saved as dxf for irregular curve?  (curve is made up of ALOT of points)

Question asked by Dave Krum on Oct 15, 2014
Latest reply on Oct 17, 2014 by Dave Krum

Good morning all,

Quick question.  When exporting parts to dxf (save as dxf) for use within cnc burning machines, is there a setting somewhere that I'm not aware of that adjusts the precision of an irregular curve from say several hundred points to really smooth out the curve as opposed to knocking down the precision tolerance to considerably less so curve is only made up as simple 10 point polyline?  For example, I ran into a problem with some simple parts that were developed on a skew by offsetting an outside curve thus creating an irregular curve at the corners.  I saved these parts to dxf and imported them into our cnc plasma cutting machine.  The machine is crashing when its getting to these points as there are a ton of them to make up the curve.  I must go in and wipe out these points and manually draw in a best fit 3 point arc or something that the machine will take.  I'm attaching a few screenshots for clarification.  Thanks!

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