I am trying to create a pattern of 1 mm squares spaced approximately 1 mm apart in both the X and Y direction. The array will need to be about 25 mm by 70 mm in size.
I am modeling a building in wood and want to burn square windows on the side in a rectangular pattern. Fushion 360 allows me to create such a pattern but it would be easier to create the sides in Lightburn if I could also do the windows in a separate layer.
I may not be fully understanding, but I would use the Grid / Array tool to create these window treatments.
This is worth review, Grid Array Tool.
Just goofing around. Grid Array and a couple rectangles welded together.
One practical consideration for this is that 1 mm squares separated 1 mm apart in a grid will be absolutely tiny, especially if you’re engraving on wood. You’re likely to lose much definition at that scale depending on equipment and specific material used.
I did a 1x1.5mm offset rectangle for a guy. He loved it. It was bricks for a HO scale train model he’s building.
Nice. What material did you engrave onto? Don’t suppose you have a pic?
I put it on 1/32 modeling plywood. Here is a picture of the practice piece.
Thanks. Will look at that process. I am not sure the dots will show up but I can adjust the scale slightly or add some lines to represent the building facade. Just didn’t want to put the feature together one square at a time.
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