Rounding Radius for DXF/DWG Reference Objects or Cross Sections

Tekla Structures
Not version-specific
Tekla Structures
DXF/DWG Rounding Radius
Cross Section radius
Sketched Profile Radius
DWG Radius
Environment
United States (Imperial)
United States (Metric)

Question: Is there a way to make the drawing and the reference object in the model have a smooth radius? Can I add more segments somehow to make this look more natural? The DXF file looks correctly in a viewer. 

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Answer: To see a smoother radius for cross-sections or sketched profiles, you must define the number of points used for chamfers with the advanced option XS_​CHAMFER_​ACCURACY_​FACTOR, and also change the angles dividing a cross-section chamfer using the advanced option XS_​CS_​CHAMFER_​DIVIDE_​ANGLE. To do so:

1. change XS_​CHAMFER_​ACCURACY_​FACTOR=1
2. change XS_​CS_​CHAMFER_​DIVIDE_​ANGLE=10
3. Hit Apply, Save (you must hit the save button; not just save by closing the model), and Re-open the model.

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