Grain Lines and Drills

Grain Lines

Grain Lines  allow the user to define material direction and pattern origins on pieces.

Drills

Drills allow the user to specify internal points on pieces using SolidWorks sketch points.  To add drills to a piece:

  • Insert a SolidWorks sketch on a piece.  The sketch may contain other entities, however only point objects will be recognized as drills and exported.
  • Select Drill  from the ExactFlat pattern tools.  The user can then select drill parameters from the database.   The point locations will be passed to the cut file according to the format specified in the Export Profile.