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Single dot for drill spot

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:18 pm
by FazQuaz
In inkscape, how do I make a single dot. I use this for Plasma center punching a spot. In Sheetcam I check the box "use Points for drilling" and all points will show up that can be plasma center punched. How do I get this single point with inkscape?

Re: Single dot for drill spot

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:42 am
by plasmanewbie
Try drawing a .001" circle. I do that in CorelDraw and it works for me.

Re: Single dot for drill spot

Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:35 am
by xring
There is another way to do this, if you can't find a way to make a point. Put a small circle on the point you want to pierce, instead of a point. Then, in Sheetcam, move the circles to a new layer, I call it Drill. Then before making the jet cutting operation, make a drill operation, and specify the layer Drill. Fill in the boxes with min and max hole size, make sure the small holes you made to mark the locations fall in this range. Then create your normal cutting operation as usual, specifying the other layer.

When cutting, it will first peck mark the locations from the drill operation, then continue on to the cut.

It takes longer to explain than to do it, it's really easy once you get used to creating a drill operation. It isn't even necessary to create the Drill layer if there aren't any other holes of a similar size, I just like to do it that way to avoid confusion. I'm sure there are better ways than mine.

Good luck!
Bill