drawing points in Corel Draw for a drill routine?

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drawing points in Corel Draw for a drill routine?

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Can anybody tell me howto add points to a Corel Draw file so I can use them as drill points in SheetCam?

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Re: drawing points in Corel Draw for a drill routine?

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I know of no way to create a single point using CorelDraw. Design Edge and BricsCAD both have a Point tool.
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Re: drawing points in Corel Draw for a drill routine?

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Just draw a circle that is .001" in diameter and that will work.
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Re: drawing points in Corel Draw for a drill routine?

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I use Corel draw, and when I need to do a point, I just create a line, then zoom in on it really really close, then drag one of the end points until it’s right next to the other one. Zoom out and boom… single point.
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Re: drawing points in Corel Draw for a drill routine?

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plasmanewbie wrote: Mon Dec 18, 2023 11:57 am Just draw a circle that is .001" in diameter and that will work.
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Re: drawing points in Corel Draw for a drill routine?

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Scratch wrote: Mon Dec 18, 2023 5:49 pm I use Corel draw, and when I need to do a point, I just create a line, then zoom in on it really really close, then drag one of the end points until it’s right next to the other one. Zoom out and boom… single point.
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Re: drawing points in Corel Draw for a drill routine?

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For "drill points" for cnc machining, I would draw the small circle as Plasmanewbie has suggested. That way - the drill bit, endmill, etc. will locate on the center of the circle. It this is just for marking sheet metal with plasma for subsequent manual drilling of holes, then either method should work fine.
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