How do you make a paper drilling template?

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How do you make a paper drilling template?

Postby Gundawg » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:41 am

I have been making a line of products for years that I make updated parts for add ons for example. I need to make a template and print it on paper a customer can tape on the product to accurately drill some holes. I think I remember this being a new option in some of the later Aspire releases but I can't find it. Anyone know how to do this? I have added these new holes to all new products I make but I offer these parts to customers who have bought older models of these same products and they need to add these holes.

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Re: How do you make a paper drilling template?

Postby Adrian » Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:30 am

To print something to scale you need to use the Export PDF option. Select all the vectors that you want exported and go to the File Menu and choose Export then PDF.

The PDF file can then be printed to scale using Adobe Reader or other PDF software. You could also email/message the PDF file to the customer for them to print as well.
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Re: How do you make a paper drilling template?

Postby fixtureman » Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:24 pm

I use a plotter pen in my CNC to draw templates.
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Re: How do you make a paper drilling template?

Postby IslaWW » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:01 pm

Export as EPS and have a sign shop make them
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Re: How do you make a paper drilling template?

Postby Gundawg » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:03 pm

Thanks I will try the PDF option first to see if it works that would be the simplest least expensive method and I like the option of emailing the template in case I forget to put it in the box my memory is not getting better with age.

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Re: How do you make a paper drilling template?

Postby Leo » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:09 pm

Draftsight (free) - sketchup(free) - other CAD program - then plot to a printer.

Vectric products are OK CAD, but primarily FANTASTIC "CAM" products. The drawing stuff if used to create vectors for machining, not for CAD kinds of stuff.

The above mentioned free applications would be better for what you want, but Vectric is far better at CAM.
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Re: How do you make a paper drilling template?

Postby Gundawg » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:43 pm

This is what I created now I need to see if my printer can handle this size paper or have it printed.

40 inch back drilling template.pdf
(14.24 KiB) Downloaded 39 times

32 inch back drilling template.pdf
(15.17 KiB) Downloaded 30 times


This is the new attachment it is the gutter system for my fillet/Rigging tables.

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Re: How do you make a paper drilling template?

Postby Gundawg » Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:03 pm

I ended up using a different method for a template after thinking about it one of the parts has the same spacing so I gave directions on how to use it for a template to drill the needed holes. The problem was the template if made from paper would need to be really big so I could not easily print it. I think clamping the part down will be easier.

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Re: How do you make a paper drilling template?

Postby martin54 » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:26 pm

Gundawg wrote:I ended up using a different method for a template after thinking about it one of the parts has the same spacing so I gave directions on how to use it for a template to drill the needed holes. The problem was the template if made from paper would need to be really big so I could not easily print it. I think clamping the part down will be easier.

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Haha so whats really big ?? I have rolls of paper for printing that are 60 inch wide & 150 feet long :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: How do you make a paper drilling template?

Postby Gundawg » Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:52 pm

Really big for me means it won't fit on my little printer very well.
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Re: How do you make a paper drilling template?

Postby martin54 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:29 pm

Gundawg wrote:Really big for me means it won't fit on my little printer very well.


Depends on quantity I guess but you could probably get a copy shop or signmaker to print them for you as Gary suggested :lol: :lol:
No udea what sort of cost that would be over there though :lol:
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