Weld tool?

Discussion in 'CNC Cutting' started by MakeItWork, Dec 18, 2018.

  1. MakeItWork

    MakeItWork Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2018
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    I am trying to make a simple 5 bolt drive plate.
    I use the circle shape tool
    I size the circle to .5 inches
    I got to array and set arc 360, number 5 on a 2.25 inch radius
    Then delete the middle circle
    Then create a new circle with 1 in radius and move to the center of bolt pattern
    The make another circle with a 4 inch radius and move over the center hole and bolt pattern so it's centered
    Then try to weld it all together and all I get left with is the outside circle. I also tried it all over again with new files and used other weld tools but get error message I can't weld them without errors occuring.

    If I try and create tool paths I get double cuts on all circles when I run simulation in torchmate 3.
    Any suggestions
     
  2. davec107

    davec107 Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2016
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Don't use the weld tool. Select all and make path on all the objects. Then hit show fill to see if it is what you were after. Then create tool path on the object.
    Hope it helps.
    Dave
     
  3. LECS-Chad

    LECS-Chad Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2015
    Messages:
    618
    Likes Received:
    186
    Trophy Points:
    123

    This WONDERFUL video goes over EXACTLY what you are trying to achieve.
     
  4. MakeItWork

    MakeItWork Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2018
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1

    Thanks for the reply but it still double cut when I did this. But have since found out if I simply make a path and don't do the create path I only get one path. Going to also what the stuff that was posted by Chad.

    Don
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice