torchmate CAD - draw a point

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ed08
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torchmate CAD - draw a point

Post by ed08 » Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:17 pm

Probably something really simple, but does anyone know how to draw a single point using torchmate CAD (i.e. tool path so that torch simply comes down and pierces a hole at set pierce delay, no X/Y movement)?? I've messed around with node editing and can't get it to work, checked manuals and came up empty. Do I just need to make a line or circle with very small geometry? Looking to pierce a center hole for drilling after the fact essentially. This is on a "Growth series" 4x4 machine that I recently picked up used. Any help appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: torchmate CAD - draw a point

Post by adbuch » Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:32 am

Hi Ed,
I'm not familiar with torchmate cad, but in Design Edge there is a "create point" command that works exactly as you have described. Perhaps the next best thing would be to draw a very small circle - as you have suggested. One thing to keep in mind is that the plasma process creates a very hard layer where it cuts, and this could potentially damage or rapidly dull your drill bits. Good luck!
David

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