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Problem printing circular objects

When I try to print a circular object such as a cylinder the printer prints a regular polygon with sixteen sides..l I am not sure if this is a printer problem or a software problem. Perhaps someone has experienced this . Thanks Tom Wagner
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It is possible that the resolution of your STL mesh is not fine enough.

Normally when creating a STL file you can define the minimum angle, if you set this to 6 degrees, you will have 60 sides for a circle.

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