MakeHole Command depth point?


(Ruben) #1

Hi, is there a way to define the depth size on a MakeHole command? It seems weird that I can’t seem to be able to manually input the cut size of the hole.


#2

RoundHole command has DrillPointAngle. Boss command can make tapered holes having any shape. Another option is using ExtrudeSrfTapered command followed by BooleanDifference command.


(Ruben) #3

Thanks Andrew! It seems Boss is a good alternative for this kind of work.


#4

you can just type the depth of the hole, or usually ‘enter’ to cut all the way through


(Ruben) #5

That’s the thing, I can’t type the depth point. If I type any number it keeps asking for the depth point:

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Maybe I’m missing something?


(Ruben) #6

Sorry, I figured it out. I have to type the depth point and then click on the viewport for the command to run. A bit unintuitive, but I understand now.

Thanks everyone!


(Pascal Golay) #7

Yeah, the depth point prompt stage is looking for a point and not a number - when you type in a number, that is a constraint as to how far you can drag the depth point from the starting point - the click is to tell Rhino which direction to set the depth point.

-Pascal


(Ruben) #8

That makes sense, thanks Pascal!


#9

This info is not mentioned in Rhino documentation. I keep saying that documentation is the worst part of Rhino.


#10

Well, it is actually. Distance constraint by typing a number when picking a point is a standard procedure in Rhino that spans many, many operations. So no need to repeat it in each individual Help item.

Distance constraint

Locks the next point will be placed at a specified distance from the last point.

To constrain to a distance

  • Type a number at the command prompt and press Enter.