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Is there any scripting method to identify all arcs in a sketch to replace them with a line?

ziad_jkhanziad_jkhan Member Posts: 5
edited May 12 in Community Support
In trying to reduce the number of polygons in exported models, for performance reasons, I thought of converting all arcs within sketches to simple straight lines but have no idea how to do it through script.

However, this might corrupt the sketch if there are other references to the targeted arc so a way to avoid that is by not processing arcs that are referenced elsewhere. I could probably do it manually but if that can be done through scripting as well then that would be an awesome time-saver!

Any ideas anyone?

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  • ziad_jkhanziad_jkhan Member Posts: 5
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    Ah, I had only tried exporting in the collada format before but the options would not show up then so I could not figure out. The software I'm using does not support STL files though but does support OBJ and I do get similar options then so thanks a lot for pointing out...it's been really helpful :p

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  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 910 PRO
    interesting use-case. Do you need a smooth version and a polygonalized version? If not, then you could just model it polygonalized to begin with. You could do that manually or with the help of a custom feature that polygonalizes arcs and other curves for modeling use. It's hard to switch between the arc and the polyline though since it will break any downstream references that are looking for one or the other. 

    Can you just reduce the number of poly's in the export dialog?


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  • ziad_jkhanziad_jkhan Member Posts: 5
    Accepted Answer
    Ah, I had only tried exporting in the collada format before but the options would not show up then so I could not figure out. The software I'm using does not support STL files though but does support OBJ and I do get similar options then so thanks a lot for pointing out...it's been really helpful :p
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