zillions of holes in 2.49b

i need to put a zillion holes in an object - see pic.
yes i think the holes are wrong size
but boolean a few at a time does not seem to work
thanks all

PS I started the big project in 2.49b and so don’t yet want to go to 2.5 - (which i do not begin to understand!)


catwakk.blend (164 KB)

make one segment with a hole in the middle, give it an array modifier. set it to repeat on the Y axis. give it another array modifier. set it to repeat on the x axis.

but the holes have to be offset - one row at the back and the next at the front.
can i convert the array to “real” - editable object?
update: hit the apply button!

try making the segment this shape