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select multiple drill points with selection window from dfx sketch

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beikermann
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select multiple drill points with selection window from dfx sketch

I want to define holes for a CNC mill from an inserted DXF sketch under Finished. Using the selection mode "selected points" I can manually add all points individually. Is there a possibility to select several points at the same time using the selection window? Since the circles from the dxf are created as two semicircles, the box with "same diameter" does not work.

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HughesTooling
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Might be easier to just draw a rectangle around them the size of the stock and extrude a body so you have faces. The 2 arcs should merge when you extrude.

 

Mark

Mark Hughes
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beikermann
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Thanks for the feedback and idea. It does make a workaround however it would be nice to have a multiple selection of points in the manufacturing menu via the selection window.
otherwise is it possible to make two semicircles into one circle?

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HughesTooling
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No way to merge circles in a sketch. Even if you could window select the centre points you'd have the problem that there are 2 centre points at the centre of the 2 arcs so it would drill twice for each circle anyway.

 

Fusion is really designed to work with solids so why make life hard? Only takes a few seconds to create a body.

 

Mark Hughes
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beikermann
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Thank you for the answer. I think then i have to rethink something but otherwise i will not reach a solution.

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HughesTooling
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@beikermann How often are you dealing with this problem? I know in Rhino 3d, if you join 2 or more arcs (concentric with the same diameter) Rhino will make them a single circle. You might find a free program like QCad or NanoCad can do the same.

 

That said you could select all the arcs in Fusion, extrude, then create another sketch and project all the bodies to create full circles faster than using a 2nd program.

 

Mark

Mark Hughes
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