Curve Smoothing

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    Br Saul

    Is there a way to reduce the size of the straight line segments that make up curves?  Especially curved swooping fonts look jagged. I have reduced the settings in 

    AxiDraw Control > Options > Curve smoothing       with no discernable effect. 
    Windell Oskay

    Lowering the curve smoothing value, as you have done, will cause smooth curves to appear as sets of straight segments. Choose a value of 10 or higher.  Also, make sure that your resolution is set to “Super”, and possibly try reducing the cornering speed factor– it causes the machine to “whip” around corners, leading to less smooth curves.


    I notice Br Saul specifically mentions fonts.  Could it be that it’s the quantized nature of hershey fonts that’s the cause of the visibly-straight line segments, rather than curve smoothing?

    Br Saul

    Thank you.

     Curve Smoothing = 20 and corner rounding = 2 gave the results I was looking for.  I will experiment with the pen speed for acceptable quality vs plot time.

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