18650 x 10.skp (396.0 KB)
I am making up a battery holder for 18650 cells to run with a battery tester to check cells before use in another project. I have tried to do this in tinkerCAD and that was relatively easy, just create a shape and click the ‘Hole’ button and the shape becomes a hole which can then be embedded and grouped within the wall. See the box end example file , after I have exported from tinkerCAD and imported in to SU.
Box end example with holes.skp (152.9 KB)
The idea is to solder two nuts together with a 2mm conductor, to make the bridge for the battery connection. Pause the print half way through, drop the assembled nuts and conductors in to the half finished print, and then continue the print. This method does work, I have already tried it making plastic 'enclosure ’ for Vero Board plugs with PCB riser headers.
Just wondering how to achieve thee internal holes with SU
I have '‘push/pulled’ the round holes through the walls, but can’t work out how to embed the hexagon slot and the interconnecting channel.
is there a simple ‘Make solid object a hole’ command as in tinkerCAD? I can’t find it…have been reading lots of threads about making holes using push/pull, but can’t work out how to embed the hole within a wall. Tried to push a hole in to the wall, then re create the wall, but can’t get that to work either.
I’ll keep reading around this and see what else i can find, but after two days of ‘tinkering with this’ not come up with anything myself.
My experience with ANY CAD is:
None up until 2 weeks ago,
Played with TinkerCAD on line, Fusion360 (Could not even draw a solid box! ) and now SU.