I’m laying out control panels and logos in Corel and exporting to run in LB. I spend time optimizing the curves and making the files as best I can overall.
When exporting to DXF and importing I find the objects get very complex with lots of nodes. A circle, for example, might have 200-300 nodes. I optimize this in LB and am able to reduce to 4 or 5 total.
To compare, I exported the same optimized Corel file in PDF format and it imported much better. Objects optimized in Corel were still optimized in LB.
When exporting to PDF I have a dialog box that allows me to turn off compression and also to select resolution based on color. Maybe these options are helping.
My question then: should I be using PDF rather than DXF?
Also, is there good reason to want the objects optimized? Will the finished results be better?