Creating holes using Python

python

#1

I would like to use MakeHole or RoundHole, but Rhino Python does not recognize these commands. Anyway to create holes in an object?

Specifically, I am going to use a ShopBot to drill many (5000-10000) holes in wood. The holes will be drilled at 4 or 5 different depths. I am told by the ShopBot operator that I need a 2D file that contains layers - each layer contains the holes all at the same depth.

Can RhinoPython do this?


#2

i’d clarify with the operator –

does he want actual holes in 3D?
or maybe just circles which are then placed on layers named as the desired depth (i.e. 1/2inch)?
also ask if you can use center points instead.


#3

Yeah, generally circles or center points are all you need. You certainly can create holes in an surface object via python, but that may just be a lot of programming work for nothing if you can use points or circles instead. --Mitch