Align holes to square

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olf20
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Align holes to square

Post by olf20 »

I make all kinds of gadgets. Frequently I have to drill
hole pattern to mount a stepper, or servo motor.
Most of the time I draw a box the size of the motor holes
and put circles (holes) centered on the corners.
See attached file.
My question is there a function that will center the circles
(holes) on the corners?
I'm sure it's right in front of me.
Thanks for any help!!
olf20 / Bob
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Re: Align holes to square

Post by mtylerfl »

Hi,

I would just turn on the Snap to Geometry feature, and drag the circles from their center-points to the corners (they will automatically snap to the corner - no fuss, no muss).

NOTE: If the square is centered in the job, you can just drag/snap ONE circle, then use the short cut keys Ctrl+Shift+H and Ctrl+Shift+V to copy that circle to the square's other three corners horizontally and vertically as appropriate.
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Re: Align holes to square

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I knew about that but for some reason I never
tried it for that particular function. :oops: :oops:
Thanks for the quick reply!!
olf20 / Bob
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Re: Align holes to square

Post by mrmfwilson »

Another way would be to use the Array Copy command. Draw one circle and Array Copy the circle. For 4 circles use; 2 Columns and 2 Rows. Set the spacing to Offset and enter the center to center offset distance. The offset distance can be different for X (Rows) and Y(columns) if needed.
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Re: Align holes to square

Post by olf20 »

And yet I keep learning!
I have use array but not
exactly that way.
Thanks guys.
olf20 / Bob
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