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FS#683 - Convert Spline to Polyline tool

Attached to Project: QCAD
Opened by -- (clive) - Wednesday, 19 September 2012, 11:51 GMT+2
Last edited by Andrew (andrew) - Monday, 24 September 2012, 10:19 GMT+2
Task Type Feature Request
Category QCAD (main)
Status Closed
Assigned To Andrew (andrew)
Operating System All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version 3.0.0
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


To have a tool that could convert splines to polylines would be useful, particularly for laser cutting work where a nice steady flow is needed, otherwise you can get an erratic ‘jumpy’ movement when cutting..
Maybe a ‘two’ step procedure;
1.First convert to arc/line segments.
2. Then if needed convert to a continuous polyline.

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Closed by  Andrew (andrew)
Monday, 24 September 2012, 10:19 GMT+2
Reason for closing:  Works for me
Comment by Andrew (andrew) - Monday, 24 September 2012, 10:19 GMT+2

1. Select spline
2. Modify - Explode
- The spline is converted ('exploded') into a polyline with line segments.

If loose line entities are desired, explode the polyline again.

Comment by -- (clive) - Tuesday, 25 September 2012, 11:35 GMT+2

Yes of course it works, must be day dreaming here.

thanks Andrew