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DXF export of Arc rather than segmented curves.
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November 22, 2022 - 9:58 am
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That is much quicker.

 

Thanks

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November 22, 2022 - 9:55 am
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We recommande to reduce "Smoothing" Option into menu Tools > Preferences to 2,

What it is often largely sufficient

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November 22, 2022 - 9:42 am
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Just emailed it to you

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November 22, 2022 - 9:40 am
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Hi,

 

Can you upload your cabinet?

 

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I am just working on a fairly simple unit that has wine bottle storage at the bottom, done using circles on an inner tooling. It has made the whole model very slow to adjust anything. I have just timed it as 16 seconds to move the bottom shelf by 5mm.

 

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Is this because it has drawn lots and lots of little lines? Is there a way a can speed up the model by designing it differently?

 

These are my computer specs, incase you see anything on their which may be limiting performance.

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November 21, 2022 - 4:50 pm
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Hi,

 

Wherever possible, curved arcs are retained.

 

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November 15, 2022 - 7:51 am
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Is this something that is eventually going to be altered?

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Hi,

 

Yes, for the moment, only the single piece WITHOUT edges and without mortise and tenon have the advantage of a curved arch.

 

If you copy and paste the background structure onto the back, you will get an arc

 

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Here is a cabinet with a hole centrally located in the top and and meeting an edge on the bottom panel and the relevent exported DXFs

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Hi, 

 

Can you upload your cabinet for test

 

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Using a groove instead of an inner tooling has fixed one of the issues, as the inner tooling path in no longer meeting the segmented "curve".

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It still feels like Polyboard should be exporting an arc where they are perfect radius rather an a series of straight lines. But agree that Genio should be doing this better.

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Hi,

 

indeed, this is a concern I had with Genio R4

 

This is not a problem for other CAD software like VCarve because it performs the tool path on the tool axis,

the only solution with Genio is to use the "offset" function to create a parallel path, and then define that the tool passes on the axis,

 

The PolyBoard path is correct, so I invite you to contact SPAI Software to see if they are able to correct this bug

 

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We are having an issue with the way that we are currently exporting our DXFs. If we use an inner tooling to create a circle in the center of a panel it then exports as an arc.

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But if we have the circle on the edge of a panel it is not exporting them as Arcs but lots of small segmented lines.

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Our CAM software is sometimes struggling with these lines and producing a toolpath that is not possible to machine, especially if the radius is similar to the diameter of the tool - I have been wanting to do this to include dog bones for CNC machine so when we export the file it is ready to cut. Rather than needing to apply these separately later.

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But we are also having a similar issue where when an inner tooling is meeting a segmented arc, such as in the top of the image below.

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How do I get Polyboard to export any lines with a consistent radius to be an arc?

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