Re: [artworks] Drawing a perfect arc...

  • From: Richard Ashbery <riscos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: artworks@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 03 Jun 2008 17:01:51 +0100

In article <352b94a94f.martin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Martin Wuerthner
<lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In message <20ea93a94f.signwork@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Nick K
>           <signwork@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> > In message <4fa9925532riscos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Richard Ashbery
> >           <riscos@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> >> I've used DrawLots for doing things like this as well and very
> >> good it is too but the shapes don't display as smoothly as those
> >> created in AW....... can AW anti-alias Draw files?

> There is no such thing as a Draw file in ArtWorks. When you import
> a Draw file it is converted as normal ArtWorks objects. Once
> imported ArtWorks no longer knows that the shapes originated in
> Draw.

> > that may be becase the default line thickness is different .09 in
> > artworks   .0 in draw

> Yes, shapes with a line colour applied and a line width of 0
> (meaning a single pixel width, not recommended for any serious
> work anyway) are not anti-aliased. You need to have a non-zero
> line width. The default in ArtWorks is 0.25pt. If you set the line
> width to 0 for a shape drawn in ArtWorks, it is not anti-aliased
> either.

Well blow me - so it does - I should have checked the line thickness
exported from DrawLots (sure enough the default is 0) and as you say
when the Draw file has been converted in AW and the line thickness set
to 0.25 anti-aliasing occurs correctly.

Regards

Richard

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