Sunday, February 10, 2019

Drill – Create Many Holes in Many 3D-Solids

From the Autodesk App Store:

Plugin radically accelerates works all who design 3D furniture, woodworking or other products with a lot of holes.

Standard command "Subtract" requires to select each item individually and destroys subtracted solid. Because of this work unbearably long. Now you can select all the details and holes one frame, press button Drill and wait quietly until the program will do all the work itself. Program itself find details,  find hole-solids (it must be on a special layer “Holes”) and subtract every hole. One hole can penetrate a lot of detail; you do not need to make copies of the subtracted solid. Details are not glued together (as does command Subtract).

If you are uncomfortable sharing the solid in layers, then in this case the program contains the command "Gap". It operates similarly to the conventional subtraction and requests two groups of solids.

In addition, the program can:
  • make the gap between the parts for easy docking.
  • subtract the hole-solid from blocks and nested blocks.
  • keep subtrahend solid.
  • use pre-selected objects.
  • show the progress bar and display statistics to the console.
  • you can configure which layer will be used for the hole.
  • program can query to select hole layer on each Drill command.

Plugin can work with 3D-solids only. It not works with Meshes, Surfaces.

Use command DRI for real furniture. All fasteners in "Holes" layer.
Hole-solids in block "Eccentric" not deleted

Use command GAP for make 2 liner groove. Adjusting GAP.
Multiselect solids by frame.

Use command DRI. Red solids in "Holes" layer. Select hole layer dialog.

According to your request I can optimize the program for the standards of your company. Offer your price.

You can use the program for free, but from time to time the activation window will appear. If you donate $10, you can disable this window.

Read Help Document

About This Version

Version 2018.3, 4/10/2018
  • Compatible with AutoCAD 2019
  • Working with holes in blocks of any nesting in each other
  • German name for hole layer



Drill is brought to you by A>V>C>. It's priced at US $10.00.

This add-in is compatible with AutoCAD 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, and 2015.

There's more information available on the Autodesk App Store »

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