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by David Hall
Wed, Oct 07 2020, 9:46AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: What CAD software do you use to create DXF files for Control Nesting?
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: What CAD software do you use to create DXF files for Control Nesting?

Thanks Forest.
No. BobCad broke everthing starting with V22.
by David Hall
Mon, Oct 05 2020, 11:34AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: What CAD software do you use to create DXF files for Control Nesting?
Replies: 7
Views: 257

What CAD software do you use to create DXF files for Control Nesting?

We run a lot of layered DXF files through control nesting. I've been using Bob-Cad V21 for many years and they won't sell me another copy for the new guy. We can't figure out how to get clean layer names out of Fusion 360. V-Carve Pro and BobCad V28 truncate DXF layer names at about 26 characters, s...
by David Hall
Fri, May 15 2009, 1:46PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Control Nesting on a PC
Replies: 1
Views: 1694

Control Nesting on a PC

I'm sure I saw an announcement or email or something about running control nesting (for a Thermwood) on a PC.... but can't find anything about it now.
Can someone point me towards the info please.

Thanks.

Regards,
Dave
by David Hall
Mon, Apr 27 2009, 8:18AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Pocket tool
Replies: 7
Views: 3274

Re: Pocket tool

Rob, Just checking if you found a magic forumula. I've always come down to: if sharpening costs a little less than new and they don't last quite as long as new, I should save myself any potential complications due to smaller diameter, do fewer tool changes, and not handle/track them for sharpening.....
by David Hall
Fri, Apr 24 2009, 1:04PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Pocket tool
Replies: 7
Views: 3274

Re: Pocket tool

Larry, This would be a useful upgrade to CN. The same way drill operations are changed to pocket operations (when a large enough drill or interpolate tool is not available); it would be helpful if CN could change all types of dado operations to pockets when all the rout operation tools are too small...
by David Hall
Fri, Feb 20 2009, 9:52AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Multipule pass cuts
Replies: 5
Views: 3648

Re: Multipule pass cuts

Terry,
You're wrong. Check the manual.
by David Hall
Wed, Feb 18 2009, 11:19AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Bad KD holes - CN 5.47
Replies: 1
Views: 1622

Bad KD holes - CN 5.47

The "pockets" created for KD fitting holes in the attached file are bad. See code starting at Line 4209, Sheet:3 part:5 (T20) in attached CNC file. By changing T20 to allow interpolation, we're up and running. With T20 as pocket tool, no drill or interpolation for T20, convert line and arc...
by David Hall
Fri, Feb 06 2009, 5:37PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: CN Feature Request- One DXF Multiple parts
Replies: 8
Views: 4298

Re: CN Feature Request- One DXF Multiple parts

Larry, Thanks for the quick feedback. We work with BobCad and when we hide (or "blank" as BobCad calls it) the data is still in the DXF file and "visible" to CN. If I'm understanding your suggestion correctly, your CAD package saves only the visible data to the file? Is that Auto...
by David Hall
Fri, Feb 06 2009, 3:35PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: CN Feature Request- One DXF Multiple parts
Replies: 8
Views: 4298

Re: CN Feature Request- One DXF Multiple parts

That's even more work. Lot's more.
by David Hall
Fri, Feb 06 2009, 3:00PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: max penetration and speed problem
Replies: 7
Views: 3706

Re: max penetration and speed problem

On second thought, this may not be the same problem... but the "max feed size" may still get you around it.

Regards,
Dave
by David Hall
Fri, Feb 06 2009, 2:01PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: max penetration and speed problem
Replies: 7
Views: 3706

Re: max penetration and speed problem

This problem has been acknowledged by Thermwood.

Until it's fixed you can work around it by setting your "Max feed size" smaller so the speed reduction doesn't kick in.

Regards,
Dave
by David Hall
Fri, Feb 06 2009, 1:41PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: CN Feature Request- One DXF Multiple parts
Replies: 8
Views: 4298

CN Feature Request- One DXF Multiple parts

A while back there was a release of CN that added some type of single or composite file interface for KCDW and perhaps others. It would be very helpful to have a similar capacity for DXF files we create in CAD programs, where one DXF file can contain many parts to be nested by CN . To give you an id...
by David Hall
Mon, Feb 02 2009, 6:56PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Order of operations in DXF
Replies: 1
Views: 1478

Re: Order of operations in DXF

Terry, You can order different operations using the same convention you use for chain layers. I.e. Chain compout1... pocket2... centerline3... chain compout4... The only thing that overrides this is if you have "do drills first" set in CN, and that only effects drill operations. Regards, D...
by David Hall
Mon, Feb 02 2009, 6:52PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Multipule pass cuts
Replies: 5
Views: 3648

Re: Multipule pass cuts

Terry,
That was added in November with the release of CN 5.42. Check the CN manual for "Max Penetration"

Regards,
Dave

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