Drilling operations extra hole in the center

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Drilling operations extra hole in the center

Postby SteveL » Mon Jul 01, 2019 6:55 pm

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Hi, Complete newbie here. I keep getting an extra hole in the center of my part when I try to drill a series of holes. I don't understand what I'm missing here. I placed 4 circle vectors and toolpath them as drilling and it drills an extra hole. I'm stuck.

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Re: Drilling operations extra hole in the center

Postby Rcnewcomb » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:09 pm

Please upload your file so we can look at what is happening. Otherwise we would just be making random guesses similar to "my car is running rough, any ideas?"

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Re: Drilling operations extra hole in the center

Postby 4DThinker » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:15 pm

If you are using the drilling toolpath, it will make a hole using nearly any closed vector selected.
Make sure there isn't a stray vector where that spare hole was made. It could be a simply tiny dot that you accidently selected without noticing.
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Re: Drilling operations extra hole in the center

Postby Adrian » Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:51 pm

From the looks of it the "extra" hole is in the centre of the rectangle so you've probably got the rectangle selected as part of the drilling toolpath. As said above the drilling toolpath works with any closed vector not just circles.
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Re: Drilling operations extra hole in the center

Postby SteveL » Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:59 pm

That's what it was I was selecting the Rectangle and the holes, never considered it.
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Re: Drilling operations extra hole in the center

Postby adze_cnc » Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:14 pm

A good case for using layers and not manually selecting vectors.
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