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The Drilling command generates a drilling Operation in the Job.

Path Drilling Sample.png

Above: Path Drilling operation sample


  • Selezionare lo strumento Foratura dal menu Path, o premere il pulsante GUI.
  • Scegliere un controller dell'utensile dalla finestra pop-up del dialogo di selezione e confermare premendo OK.
  • I fori con il diametro degli utensili disponibili per l'elaborazione compaiono nell'elenco della scheda Geometria di base. Confermare che i fori dell'elenco sono i fori destinati all'elaborazione, oppure aggiungerne, abilitarne o disabilitarne, se necessario. I fori possono essere aggiunti selezionando le facce che ospitano i fori.
  • Accertarsi che le profondità e la profondità finale, Depths e Final Depth, siano corrette, altrimenti correggerle.
  • Accertarsi che Heights, Safe e Clearance Heights siano corrette, altrimenti correggerle.
  • Nella scheda Operazione, specificare il valore di Retract Height, Peck Depth, e il periodo Dwell in secondi. Abilitare Peck, Dwell, e Use Tip Length se è necessario.


  • When using edges for Base Geometry, always select the bottom edge of the hole.
  • Always verify the tool chosen is the correct diameter for the hole(s) selected.
  • Peck disabled generates (G81 canned drill cycles). Peck enabled generates (G83 canned drill cycles).
  • Dwell enabled is currently unsupported, but is intended to generate (G82 canned drill cycles).


Note : Not all of these Properties are available in the Task Window Editor. Some are only accessible in the Data tab of the Properties View panel for this Operation.


Note: It is suggested that you do not edit the Placement property of path operations. Rather, move or rotate the Path Job model as needed.

  • DataPlacement: Overall placement[position and rotation] of the object - with respect to the origin (or origin of parent object container)
    • DataAngle: Angle in degrees applied to rotation of the object around Axis property value
    • DataAxis: Axis(one or multiple) around which to rotate the object, set in sub-properties: x, y, z
      • DataX: x axis value
      • DataY: y axis value
      • DataZ: z axis value
    • DataPosition: Position of the object, set in sub-properties: x, y, z - with respect to the origin (or origin of parent object container)
      • DataX: x distance value
      • DataY: y distance value
      • DataZ: z distance value
  • DataLabel: User-provided name of the object (UTF-8)
  • DataDisabled: List of disabled features


  • DataClearance Height: The height needed to clear clamps and obstructions
  • DataFinal Depth: Final Depth of Tool- lowest value in Z
  • DataSafe Height: The height above which Rapid motions are allowed. (Rapid safety height between locations)
  • DataStart Depth: Starting depth of Tool - first cut depth in Z


  • DataAdd Tip Length: Calculate the tip length and subtract from final depth
  • DataDwell Enabled: Enable dwell
  • DataDwell Time: The time to dwell between peck cycles
  • DataPeck Depth: Incremental Drill depth before retracting to clear chips
  • DataPeck Enabled: Enable pecking
  • DataRetract Height: The height where feed starts and height during retract tool when path is finished
  • DataReturn Level: Controls how tool retracts Default=G98


  • DataActive: make False, to prevent operation from generating code
  • DataComment: An optional comment for this Operation
  • DataUser Label: User assigned label
  • DataTool Controller: Defines the Tool controller used in the Operation

Rotation (when available)

  • DataAttempt Inverse Angle: Automatically attempt Inverse Angle if initial rotation is incorrect.
  • DataB_Axis Error Override: Visually orient B(y) rotations to model (error in FreeCAD rendering).
  • DataEnable Rotation: Enable rotation to gain access to holes not normal to Z axis.
  • DataInverse Angle: Inverse the angle of the rotation. Example: change a rotation from -22.5 to 22.5 degrees.
  • DataReverse Direction: Reverse orientation of Operation by 180 degrees.

Tasks Window Editor Layout

Descriptions for the settings are provided in the Properties list above. This section is simply a layout map of the settings in the window editor for the Operation.

Base Geometry

  • Add: adds selected element(s) which should be the base(s) for the path(s)
  • Delete: delete the selected item(s) in the Base Geometry list
  • Clear: clear all items in the Base Geometry list

Base Location

  • Add: add an (X,Y) coordinate location to the current drilling operation.
  • Remove: remove the selected location item(s) from the Base Location list
  • Edit: edit the selected location item


  • DataStart Depth
  • DataFinal Depth


  • DataSafe Height
  • DataClearance Height


  • DataTool Controller
  • DataRetract Height
  • DataPeck
  • DataPeck Depth
  • DataDwell
  • DataDwell Time
  • DataUse Tip Length


See also: FreeCAD Scripting Basics.


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