martin54 wrote:I only started plugging my leftover alignment holes to stop my confusion. When I get do a lot of double-sided machining, I lift the project to flip it..... and have to figure out which set of holes match..
You need to sort your jobs out so some of them use the same sort of size board, that way you can use the same set of holes for multiple jobs
martin54 wrote:The main differnce between using symmetrical dowel holes & asymmetrical dowels is the flipping of the material for the second side. With a symmetrical pattern it is possible to flip the material in the wrong direction but with an asymmetrical dowel pattern it can only be flipped one way
Most of the tutorials use a 3 dowel pattern.
Place you dowel holes on the first side of the design & then select those vectors, right mouse click & copy to other side, no need to try mirroring s copying to other side will take care of that for you