Fabrication machines make the basic shape of your custom part
– cutting the necessary holes, slots, and other shapes. You must specify a selection for each line in your drawing.
- Select the line.
- Choose Line | Machine. A dialog box appears.
- Select a machine:
Auto – use this for most cases – it automatically chooses the optimal machine(s) to make your part.
Bend – use to bend sheet metal.
Thread & Tap – use to tap holes or thread shafts.
Comments to Self – use to make comment lines and text not seen by the machinist.
Comments to Machinist – use to make comments lines and text seen by the machinist.
- Specify any settings if needed.
- Click OK.
If you have an unusual reason to specify that a particular machine (for example, a milling machine) be used, use Comments To Machinist but it is recommended to specify only the shape and specifications for your part, not how to make it.