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Ok, this is ridiculous - Ranting once again on splines instead or arcs

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09-23-2011 10:22 PM

RANT!!!

 

Could someone please tell me how to stop Inventor from creating splines of in IDW where the geometry is in fact a true arc or circle?

 

This is absolutely ridiculous and maddening!

If it is a freaking arc or a radius, then make it a freaking arc or a radius instead of a spline!!!

If not, then give AutoCAD a tool to convert a spline into a true arc!!!

 

Come on Autodesk! Not everyone is using your product for design, some of us are doing so to actually make the damm parts that are drawn in Inventor! A spline that supposed to be an arc is wicked difficult - if not impossible - to send to a waterjet, laser or EDM to cut properly!!!

 

Please, give us a break and steal something from Solidworks if you have to, but do not give us idiotic and useless splines when it isn't necessary!

 

Thank You

 

Rant off!

 

 

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Daniela_Koloszko
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Re: Ok, this is ridiculous - Ranting once again on splines instead or arcs

09-27-2011 07:21 AM in reply to: acad-caveman

This is registered to our development team as an enhancement request. Currently the intersection of a cylindrical surface with a non-planar surface is exported as a polyline and not as arc or circle. I have forwarded also your comments to our development team.



Daniela Koloszko

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Re: Ok, this is ridiculous - Ranting once again on splines instead or arcs

09-27-2011 07:45 AM in reply to: Daniela_Koloszko

Daniela, Thank you very much for replying and noticing!

I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that I'll bow at the feet of the entire development team when this is in the software!

 

 

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