I have created a part in Sketchup my company would like machined, and I have been told our machinist’s CAM software is having trouble interpreting the file based on it being too faceted. I used circles and arcs with an equivalent ‘segment resolution’ of 720/2pi radians, or 2 segments for every radial degree.
I understand Sketchup, as a face modeler, mathematically translates and breaks apart curves/curved surfaces into line/face segments during upload, however is there a way to “undo” this so-to-speak when exporting? Is there another software platform I could upload my Sketchup files/file exports into and “undo” this? I’m aware this is mathematically and geometrically a very challenging task.
For those who use Sketchup for product design, what tips would you recommend for modeling in Sketchup when your parts need to be read by CAM software and CNC machined?