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cad help please

Postby welding » Sat Sep 10, 2016 6:58 pm

I need to cut a wheel hub. I have the torchmate cross lazer on my maching. I would like to be able to do the drawing so I could have the machine move to the center of each bolt hole, and then I could mark the plate using the cross lazer and a soap stone. By doing this I can then drill a better hole with my mag drill after I cut the part out. Not sure how I can do this. I know how to use the array feature to put the bolt pattern in, but how can I get it so the machine will move to the centerline a stop? Thanks Andy

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Re: cad help please

Postby Gamelord » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:44 pm

If you can draw a crosshair line on your cut drawing where the bolt holes are then you could replace your cutting torch with a sharpie and then tape over where the hole will go on the steel. Run the program without cutting and it will DRAW the crosshair line instead of cutting it, marking exactly where your hole centers are. Then, once it is marked, change the pen back to the torch and cut the outter rings without the bolt hole marks.

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Re: cad help please

Postby Capstone » Sun Sep 11, 2016 6:05 pm

Why not just put a very small circle in the middle of the bolt hole and have your plasma "peck" a hole in it for your Mag drill to center on?
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