Command description

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To open the hole drill command, go to:


Woodwork CAM -> Drill Drill command


Drill command dialog


Selecting geometry in the Drill command


The command has an automatic hole recognition mechanism which analyzes the part model and selects all the holes within the model and creates a set of processable holes. These holes are additionally analyzed taking into account the configuration of the CNC machine which is set when creating a Job. The holes are analyzed in terms of their processability. A set of holes is created which uses the following visualization:



Dril hole selection set




Red cylinder

It is not possible to process the given hole.

Possible reasons:

Such a drill type (through drill or blind drill) does not exist.
Such a drill diameter does not exist.
Such a spindle with an orientation for processing the hole does not exist.



Green cylinder

It is possible to process the given hole but it is not included in the set.
Possible reasons for not including the hole in the set:

The user deliberately removed the hole from the list.
The hole has already been previously processed.
The hole has already been drilled during the first clamping and there is no need to drill it a second time after flipping the part over.
The command recognizes such holes.



Green cylinder with edges highlighted in blue

The hole is included in the set and will be included in the content of the operation.



Drill command control


Once you run the command, the Select all processable Holes option will be automatically activated, selecting all holes that can be processed under the given clamping. The command will then switch over to the individual hole selection mode and the user will be able to change the composition of the hole set.


Select single entity

Select single processable Hole

Allows the user to include a given hole in the set by placing the cursor on the hole and clicking the left mouse button (LMB). If you press and hold the CTRL key during selection, the hole will be removed from the set.


Automatical selection

Select all processable Holes


Automatically creates a set of processable holes.

Deselect all entities

Deselect all processable Holes


Removes all holes from the set of processable holes.



Runs the command and creates a Drill operation. In the side browser, Drill operation nodes will appear which are created according to the spindle direction, tool type and diameter.




Terminates the creation of drill operations.