- posted
15 years ago

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