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  1. This option in the DXF dialogue box promised so much but sadly didn't deliver what I'd hoped.

    To export for CNC/Laser cutting I do the following:

    Extract Tool

    > with the options set to - Extract Surface - Extract Planar Objects

    Copy & delete (Cut on a Mac) the created Planar

    Create a New Layer

    Paste the Planar Object

    Use the OIP to put the Planar object onto the Screen Plane

    Set the View to Top/Plan

    After this sequence you can then Export DXF using whatever settings your CNC/Lazer Cutting engineers require.

    At present there is an option in the Export DXF Dialogue Box that is 'Export as Flattened 2D Graphics'. Unfortunately this command produces an object that turns all the curves, arcs etc into a series of straight lines (rather than smooth arcs) which produce a faceted Laser/CNC cut object.

    Go through the above process many many times and I was excited when 2013 came out with the export option included. I was then disappointed when I discovered that it was actually of no use.

    Please could the command be rewritten to produce a smooth, single polyline on export rather than a faceted facimile.

    If someone could write a script for this I would happily pay for it.

    Ideally I would set the viewing angle to look at a particular face and then export a DXF ask me where to save it (as it does now).

  2. I think this has been asked before but I can't find it.....so

    Is there a way to set a symbol to scale to the SLVP scale?

    When in wireframe they are displayed at 1:1.

    I can alter this in the OIP advance tab but is there a way to do it automatically?

  3. Does anybody really know why the 3d fillet/chamfer tool is not part of the history tree?

    Is it a technical issue, which I find hard to believe.

    Is just something that is now so forgotten about that no matter how many time it is wished for it will never be realised.

    I assume there is a valid reason that something so obvious is still not available and I'd really like to know

    Thank you

  4. There is no snapping so getting a dimension from the PDF is impossible. You also can't see what's under your finger/point as there is no offset viewer.

    Not much use really.

    I too find it easier to store the self generated PDFs in iBooks

  5. I am trying to get a tile to repeat on a polygon using the surface array. Unfortunately I can't get it to lie on the polygon. The tile is repeated so that it is parallel to the ground plane.

    The file is 8.8Mb (even stripped down)

    Any help gratefully received


  6. I sometimes have similar issues when editing symbols, I'm afraid to say that I've never got to the bottom of it.

    Often the polygon will be shown on screen but is unselectable but if I do a 'Select All' the selection handles appear displaced and apparently highlighting nothing.

    I will be interested to see if anybody can explain your issue

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