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DXF Symbol for drill? Anyone... Anyone???
« on: March 28, 2011, 09:16:52 PM »
Hello Guys,

Been breaking my self in to this new hobby, literally! I broke another endmill. I need to think twice and cut once. Anyway, does anyone know if you can use a drawing symbol that mach3 would interpret as a drill point?

Thanks,

Mike
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Re: DXF Symbol for drill? Anyone... Anyone???
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2011, 05:11:29 AM »
Mike,
Not sure what you are trying to do. If you are using LazyCam and want to define what points are to be drilled you can just draw a circle where the drilled holes are in CAD.
See page 41 in the manual.

RICH

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Re: DXF Symbol for drill? Anyone... Anyone???
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2011, 07:40:45 PM »
Sorry for such a long delay, I am up to my eyeballs with work... at my work.

Hello Rich, sorry I didn't provide more details on what I was doing. I was importing dxf drawings using an older version of mach3 that has the import feature. The dxf files I import treat circles as circles which is fine but I was wondering if there was a symbol with crossing lines like + or X that would be interpreted as a centroid. I was able to edit the G-code and change G2 to G83, but I ended up changing some circles to drill by accident. If I can use a symbol then importing a dxf would be a little easier.

I am only playing around for the time being.  I am saving up for Visual Mill which will make a lot of things possible, but I was experimenting with cutting simple parts and the old mach3 dxf was a great starting point and I have cut several shapes so far using this utility.

Thanks,
Mike
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Re: DXF Symbol for drill? Anyone... Anyone???
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2011, 07:44:04 PM »
Mike,
Not to my knowledge and don't use or know anything about the old version of Mach.

RICH

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Re: DXF Symbol for drill? Anyone... Anyone???
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2011, 12:45:46 PM »
Most CAms use a standard point to represent a drill point. Just insert a point where you want the hole.

(;-) TP