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Why does my printer execute curves as tiny segments?

Until very recently whenever I'd print anything with circles and curves they would print in long fluid movements. In my last 4 prints, none of them are printing in that manner, even from the same files as before. Everything is being broken down into tiny segments and it's making the printer take super tiny steps and creating blobs within the lines.

Also, it has now started over-extruding as it approaches and leaves perimeters for solid infill, resulting in extra plastic sticking up in ridges.

Lastly, on some lines it infills (solid layers) at full speed in one direction, and then returns at half speed in the other (consecutive parallel lines).

Why is it doing this, how can I fix it?

Update (06/25/2016)

As an update, whenever it's working on the perimeter the output log looks like:

Block Image

and it's printing the bottom solid layers FASTER than the actual infill after the solid layers.

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After looking at your output, you are definitely experiencing issues relating to the bug in the original laser tab. It would create new G0 line segments after each G1 code that was provided to the machine during any function, even if you are not using the laser (it was a complicated bug). This has been resolved, you will need to download the new BoXZY tab to fix this. Here's is a reference:

04-16-16 Speed Control Issue

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