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Conversion from .ai to .dxf

Conversion from .ai to .dxf

Does anyone know of a way to convert Adobe Illustrator .ai files to .dxf without creating many small line segments?  I can convert the files easily enough but then the cycle time is slow because of all these silly short lines!  Thanks.

RE: Conversion from .ai to .dxf

How do you currently convert .AI files to DXF?
I'm looking for a standalone program that can convert both MAC and PC versions of AI files to DXF.  I will be importing them into another conversion program that will take care of "curve fitting" so it can generate machine tool code" files for cutting on a laser or plasma.

I think this program can also generate dxf's after curve fitting but I'm not sure.  The source is Merry Mechanization inc.
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This program is pretty spendy about $4000 I think.

I've also found a pretty reasonbly priced ($90) plug-in for ADOBE Ilustrator that says it will do the curve fitting called EXDXFpro.  This plug in however is not standalone, as it's used with Illustrator.

I believe that the HIJAAK program suppliers say it can do the curve fitting but I've never tried it.

Hope this helps.

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