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Re: Export Plane Curves

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  • Subject: [mg48373] Re: Export Plane Curves
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at>
  • Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 02:41:21 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: Universitaet Leipzig
  • References: <c8vb6u$4m5$>
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  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


Mathematicas DXF export is for 3d data and you should try
to export it to PostScript and use pstedit


Roberto Brambilla wrote:
> Dear MathGroup friends,
> how can I export a 2D (plane) curve in DXF format ?
> For example I realized the following generalized ellipse (Lamé)
> a=4.;
> b=0.3;
> c=3;
> x[t_]:=a Sign[Cos[t] Abs[Cos[t]]^(1/c)
> y[t_]:=b Sign[Sin[t] Abs[Sin[t]]^(1/c)
> (c=1 is the usual ellipse, c>1 more squared)
> then I plot the figure with
> ParametricPlot[{x[t],y[t]},{t,0,2pg}, AspectRatio->Automatic, Axes->False]
> Now I 'd like to export this curve in DXF format file to use it in other
> programs that
> accept this kind of file as an input.
> Many thanks in advance, Roberto
> Roberto Brambilla
> rlbrambilla at

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