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Single Line Circles


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It has been many years I haven’t use my Acad V14 and have forgotten a lot. I have build a CNC router and I try to draw basic shapes to test the machine and I wonder if I’m doing something wrong with Acad or my machine is out of wack.

I draw some circles in Acad with the circle command (center & radius) which my CNC cuts them but the circles are not like one line but rather segments of small straight lines.

If I zoom into my drawing in Acad, I can also see that the circles are not one single line but rather consist of many small straight lines which means tha my CNC is ok.

Is this normal for Acad to draw the circle like that or I use the wrong command. Is there a way to draw in Acad a circle which consists of only one line?

Thank you


manos naderan

There is no problem in you work, and it is by default. Whenever you draw an object in AutoCAD, It is always a combination of small straight lines.