Explode Polyline to Arcs allows for polylines and splines to be exploded into segments of arcs within a specified tolerance.
This function is especially useful for simplifying complicated contours for production with CNC equipment
To use this function:
- Select the command ‘Explode polyline to arcs’. The command window will read Choose polyline or spline to explode
- The command window will read Set maximum variation from origin contour: <0.0079>. Enter the desired tolerance (a bigger tolerance will result in fewer arcs, but a large deviation from the original polyline/spline), then press ‘Enter’ or ‘Confirm’
- The resulting series of arcs will be shown in dashed lines. The command window wlll read The original contour is shown dashed. Should the function be performed? (1=Yes 0=No) If the results are acceptable, press ‘1’ then ‘Enter to proceed.
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