Thanks for your reply, and your time on this.
“Well, I do have a couple of questions concerning your file/procedure:
• Why do you need a file tolerance of .00001mm (one hundredth of a micron) on objects that approach 3 meters in length? My mistake, in a desperate attempt to try and measure these distances, I altered the tolerance. No I would never normally use this tolerance.
• But, if you run Join on your DXF curves they join into one curve. So the ends are within file tolerance of each other. even at that extremely small tolerance. Therefore there are officially no “minute lateral breaks” in the curves. Yes my thoughts, whatever program I open the dfx in, the objects are joined.
• I do not see the gap you indicated in the first image. How far in are you zoomed? Can you actually measure that gap? It appears not. Zoomed in maximum and Agree.
• I also don’t understand why you need .07 degree angle tolerance when converting to DXF that’s also really tiny. Fortunately, you used Convert before, so the curves are already arcs, so that tolerance does not get used. Understood, I tried all sorts of DXF settings before finding the ‘convert command’.
Ultimately, this is the response I’m looking for; ‘They’re fine’
The company I’m using uses FlowPATH software, he has sent me back this screen shot, explaining the red squares are breaks / overlaps in the geometry, and could I fix them.
Having browsed the internet looking for answers I found this university tutorial for flowPATH and Rhino. File;FlowPATHtutorial.pdf
Screen shot of the ‘PURGE’ stage in the tutorial
I am wondering if he is aware of this function, or would this fix it? I suppose these are separate questions for another place.
Thank you again, this is a real help to know it may not be my end of things.