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Extruding a circle
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* June 15, 2010, 05:23:21 PM
Is there a way to extrude a circle or an arc smoothly, instead of a series of chunky straight lines. I have only been able to do it by tracing over the circle or arc with a polyline and using "nearest" snap key to place nodes along the line at closer intervals to make the extrude smoother. The only problem comes when I need to do this several times on the same arc, I wind up with really messy finished curve. Is there a better way?
  Myron  TC16.2Pro

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* June 15, 2010, 06:14:24 PM
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Is there a way to extrude a circle or an arc smoothly, instead of a series of chunky straight lines. I have only been able to do it by tracing over the circle or arc with a polyline and using "nearest" snap key to place nodes along the line at closer intervals to make the extrude smoother. The only problem comes when I need to do this several times on the same arc, I wind up with really messy finished curve. Is there a better way?
  Myron  TC16.2Pro

A couple of things to try, select ACIS form the options menu 'Uncheck Degenerative Faceting, in Faceter Mode select Quality. Those changes will improve the smoothness of the circle.

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* June 15, 2010, 06:29:42 PM
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With regards to a circle extrude select the cylinder and right click and in the Properties dialog then click 3d make sure your not in the TC Surface selection that choice will make your cylinder with facets if the setting are not set accordingly
« Last Edit: June 15, 2010, 06:51:47 PM by wd »

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