So here is the situation.
I draw a circle with a radius of 6".
I set the segments to 6.
I make it into a component.
I set style so that edge color matches material.
I assign a color of red to the circle.
I save the file.
I click file - Export - 3D Model - Save as DWG (Edges Only)
I then import the file with different programs:
In SU2017 Pro: i get 96 segments, 72" radius, black colored outline only.
In Autodesk DWG Trueview 2018:
2D wireframe View: I get no segmentation (or infinite segmentation) with a radius of 6 without a unit of measure such as inches or feet. The color of the outline is red.
Wireframe View: I get what appears to be 48 segments. Radius of 6. Red outline
Shaded View: Again 48 segments. Radius of 6. Red outline.
In Autodesk A360 Online Viewer: I get no segmentation. Radius of 6". Red outline.
So my question is this: if i send the circle to a laser cutter then how many segments will the cut circle have?
Furthermore, if i export the DWG file with the Faces Only option then i get the same shaded 6" circle with 6 segments in all the programs mentioned above. The only issue is that in SU the line segments are divided. Instead of clicking on one to select all i have to select all of them individually. Assuming the faces only option when exporting can be sent to the laser cutter, something i have read not to do in this forum in another post, then my second question is would the detachment of the line segments making up the circle have an effect on the continuous movement of the laser cutting? In other words, would it be properly cut or would the initial square tile still be stuck to the 6 segments of the circle?
Note: I’m new to laser cutting so any feedback on these questions or anything important that i should know about SU and laser cutting would be greatly appreciated.