Drill

Drill

Win32 and 64, English

A>V>C>
1 click - 1000 holes! Fast drilling many holes in many 3D-solids. Subtract with gap.

General Usage Instructions

DRI

  • Draw the assembly of the parts in the form of solids. Blocks, Surface, Mesh and flat drawings will be ignored. Use any of the layers.
  • Switch the default layer to "Holes".  If you do not have such a layer - create it. Layer settings do not matter - the main thing that corresponded to the layer name.  Or use DRI with option "HoleLayer".
  • Draw holes in the form of cylinders or any other solids. One hole can penetrate as much as necessary details. This ensures concentricity. Optimize and negotiates location of fasteners at this stage. For standard fasteners useful blocks containing fasteners and holes-body.
  • Call command Drill (DRI). Command will use preselected object if possible. If no selected, command will require select solids and will show options: Gap, SaveHoles|DeleteHoles and HoleLayer.
    • Gap - option to configure gap between details. If you set gap more than zero program will increase (inflate, swell) hole-solids before subtraction.
    • SaveHoles|DeleteHoles - You can choice delete hole-solids at end of work or not delete.  Solid in block never deleted.
    • HoleLayer - enter layer name.
  • If layer Holes not exist you will see dialog window with layer list. You must click on layer with hole-solids. Only selected object layer is in list.
  • After select all solids, wait for the end of the command. If thousand details, the better to prepare tea. Working time grows geometrically with the number of holes. But it is still much faster than doing a separate command _Subtract every hole.
  • At the end of its work, the program will show how to make a hole.

If was allowed to record the solid history, it will be automatically disabled. I strongly recommend to disable recording solid history from the beginning of modeling (System variable SolidHist = 0). 

Follow the messages on the console. There may be error messages.

GAP

  • Call the command Gap.
  • Select Gap option if you need to change the gap (clearance) between the parts. By default, the gap is zero, and the command works like a normal subtraction of solid.
  • Select the first group of solids of which will be subtracting. You can select these items in advance of the call command. Objects can be a lot, they do not stick together in the single entity. Blocks and other objects will be discarded.
  • Select the second group of objects. These objects will be used as the subtracted. There already may select blocks. All subtrahend items are always stored in the drawing.
  • The program will show the progress bar and starts to subtract all of the intersecting body.
  • At the end of the program will show how many subtractions made.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

DRI

Drill holes from special layer

AVCMessage

Auxiliary command for setting output messages about the progress of the program

GAP

Subtracts solids with gap

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: A>V>C>
Support Contact: avc_news@mail.ru

Author/Company Information

A>V>C>

Support Information

Please write your questions and concerns in comments to the program on this site. I will reply as soon as possible.

I'll be glad to hear from you any suggestions and comments to further improve program

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Version History

Version Number Version Description

2018.3

Compatible with AutoCAD 2019 Working with holes in blocks of any nesting in each other German name for hole layer

2017.3

• Compatible with AutoCAD 2019 • New version numbering • New activation window

3.0

• Gap between details • New command GAP • Hole-layer dialog • Command ASU renamed to DRI • Activation dialog renew • New command icones • New screenshots • New plug-in description

2.0

AutoCAD 2017 compatibility Trial version and Activation window Optimized localization Short command name ASU Drop button AVCSubOption Fixed typos

1.3

Corrected error of entering layer name with space.

Added options to AvcSub command.

Added Menu and Panel for classic interface.

 

Added AVCMessage command.

1.1.0.0

Auto shutdown of recording history of solids

1.0.0.0

Initial Release

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