John - What can I say, but THANKS! I realize you know your way around TurboCAD so drawing it probably didn't take nearly as long as it takes me, but it still had to take a while. I'm really appreciative, and humbled.
I spend a lot of time on the Ford truck enthusiasts site and over the 5 years I've been on I've gotten to know who to trust, who'll go the second mile, etc. So, I know how forums work. So, to have you do that on my first thread/post/question is just ...... I can't find the words. THANK YOU! I will check it out and see what I can learn.
However, what you said about Deluxe and faceting concerns me, greatly. I want very clean 3D prints, so that's a major issue. As is the cost of Pro. But, I've played with some other CAD programs for the last couple of days and it is frustrating to not be able to find the tool you need. One of those is SketchUP and I just discovered that I needed a plug-in/extension to get a grid. And, there's no mirror copy. How can you lay out all of those holes w/o a grid and mirror copy?
So, I'm lost and confused as to which way to go......
Dean - Thanks to you as well. I drew the plate for a buddy in FTE that also wants to get into 3DP. And he was trying to lay out this plate with TinkerCAD, but couldn't figure out how to space the holes. I told him it was a piece of cake in TCAD and he called my bluff.
So, I did it and sent him the STL, which he cannot open. I'll play with John's version and see if it is better than mine.
And, by the way guys, does everyone have to verify with the characters and color of the sky? And, how does this site know what the color of my sky is?