|Keyboard Shortcut||Menu Shortcut||Menu Location|
|···||Alt+E, D||Edit -> Dxf Options|
The DXF Options command controls various details about how MagicTracer saves vector data to DXF files. Activate the DXF Options command and choose your preferred settings from the dialog box:
Save Curves As Lines:
This option, if checked, converts any detected curves, arcs, or circles to lines. Many extra points are added into these lines to closely approximate the curved shape. This option is best suited for DXF that will be imported to programs that do not recognize B-Splines or beziers.
Save Curves As B-Spline Curves:
This option, if checked, converts any detected curves, arcs, or circles to B-Spline curves. This option should be used if the exported DXF needs to be compatible with DesignCAD. These curves will also be recognized by most other CAD programs.
Save Curves As Bezier Curves:
This option, if checked, converts any detected curves, arcs, or circles to bezier curves. This option should be used if the exported DXF needs to be compatible with Illustrator. These curves will also be recognized by some other graphic design programs.
Save Lines as 2-Point Lines:
This option breaks all lines, connected or not, into individual segments of two points each. For example, a rectangle would be broken up into four individual lines - one each for the top, right, left, and bottom sides of the rectangle.
Save Lines As Polylines:
This option preserves a sequential group of connected line segments as a single polyline. For example, a box would be represented by a single polyline consisting of four segments. This is the default setting, and the most compatible with other vector-based software.
Save Lines as Light Weight Polylines:
This option is similar to Save Lines As Polylines, except that light-weight polylines store less data about each line, resulting in a smaller DXF file. Some programs have problems reading and displaying light-weight polylines, so you should test this option for compatibility with your target CAD or vector graphics program.