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Converting a 2-d spilne to lines and arcs


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without having to create a sketch over the splne.

Just looking for a converter (export) in either Pro or Solidworks that could do this.

Does anyone know of any freeware that could do this




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Look at dxf export.

On second thought (well, maybe just "thought"
) that's probably not going to get you any arc segments.

Rhino or Acad? If there's a Pro/E function I'm not aware of it (maybe some obsure IGES export option?)
Edited by: jeff4136


If you have AutoCAD....and are willing to pay a little...
Very powerful tool. Runs as an AutoLISP 3rd party add-on routine inside AutoCAD full version, (which btw won'trun in AutoCADLT because there is no 3rd party support in LT). You will probably need to do some exporting/ importing around,but this software should work for youif you are patient with it. If you'd like you may post a file (.dxf or .dwg) witha spline and I'll send you back arcs. I am up for the challenge!


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Having never gone about, I did a little poking around in Rhino to see what might be available. I think the command you'll want to look at is CONVERT.


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I don't think this is what you want, but if you create a drawing
of the sketch you can export it as a .dxf and tell it to export splines
as polylines. If you then import it into Pro/E it comes in as a load of
short lines.