Hi everyone,

Can anyone please tell me if there is a command that allows you to control the amount of calculation points AutoCAD uses or recognizes on
a curve ?

I created a cam curve with some third party software and used 10 calculation points per each degree of cam rotation. However, after importing the DXF file into AutoCAD, It does not seem to be using anywhere near that many calculation points, and if you zoom in a little, you can really see how the curve is pieced together between the calculation points. If AutoCAD were using all of the calculation points, the cam curve would be much smoother.

If I convert the curve to a polyline and then use the fit command, then the curve gets smoother. Also, I can run a spline through the calculation points that AutoCAD displays and the curve seems smoother. In any event, it would be best if I could first get AutoCAD to recognize and/or use 10 calculation points per each degree of cam rotation as I originally intended.

I prefer to keep using AutoCAD 14 for this as I prefer the layout for 2D stuff, but I have access to AutoCAD 2007 if really needed.

Thanks for your help. John

Can anyone please tell me if there is a command that allows you to control the amount of calculation points AutoCAD uses or recognizes on

I created a cam curve with some third party software and used 10 calculation points per each degree of cam rotation. However, after importing the DXF file into AutoCAD, It does not seem to be using anywhere near that many calculation points, and if you zoom in a little, you can really see how the curve is pieced together between the calculation points. If AutoCAD were using all of the calculation points, the cam curve would be much smoother.

If I convert the curve to a polyline and then use the fit command, then the curve gets smoother. Also, I can run a spline through the calculation points that AutoCAD displays and the curve seems smoother. In any event, it would be best if I could first get AutoCAD to recognize and/or use 10 calculation points per each degree of cam rotation as I originally intended.

I prefer to keep using AutoCAD 14 for this as I prefer the layout for 2D stuff, but I have access to AutoCAD 2007 if really needed.

Thanks for your help. John