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by Donald Thomson
Thu, May 17 2018, 12:25PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Short cuts any thoughts?
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Short cuts any thoughts?

Mark, One of the things I miss, when using eCabs, is shortcut keys. I hate always having to take my hands off the keyboard to do something. Like you said, most all other Windows programs support preprogrammed short cut keys or user programmable shortcut keys. In a program as complex as eCabs, shortc...
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Mar 16 2018, 10:07AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Problem with Shopbot Link and Write to Shopbot
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Re: Problem with Shopbot Link and Write to Shopbot

Thanks Tim. I've been working with Clint on this issue. The error is not happening when I'm nesting. It happens when I click the Write To Shopbot button. It appears that the software may not be dropping to the next smaller bit in the tool database to perform the operation. Clint is having the develo...
by Donald Thomson
Thu, Mar 15 2018, 2:54PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Problem with Shopbot Link and Write to Shopbot
Replies: 3
Views: 318

Problem with Shopbot Link and Write to Shopbot

When I try and write a file to Shopbot for cutting, I keep getting this error. It is pretty meaningless as it's written and displayed as it gives you NO indication of where the problem lies. I'm sure there is something in the design causing this to happen. When the software is creating the code for ...
by Donald Thomson
Sun, Mar 04 2018, 7:09PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Resizing Display Boards
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Resizing Display Boards

To bad they can't be scaled like a display object. I would also like to see an option to lock them to a specific location (post on the corners) so when the cabinet is resized they move with it. Forrest It would be nice if we could make display boards an integral part of a cabinets design. Be parame...
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Mar 02 2018, 5:19PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Resizing Display Boards
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Resizing Display Boards

Thanks Scott.

I've subscribed to your YouTube channel. I look forward to watching your videos and learning a bunch of new stuff. Thank you for taking the time to do those!!!
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Mar 02 2018, 3:51PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Resizing Display Boards
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Resizing Display Boards

I've attached the cabinet with associated display boards. Every time the customer wants to make size changes all the display boards don't fit. There are 3x3 posts at each corner, 1x1.5 "stretchers" (not eCab stretchers) to hold the slats displayed at the bottom and then the slats themselve...
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Mar 02 2018, 3:41PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Resizing Display Boards
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Resizing Display Boards

Thanks Scott. How do you resize a display board? I can't find in the help files how to do this.
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Mar 02 2018, 3:25PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Adding a drawer issue ?
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Re: Adding a drawer issue ?

DISREGARD!!!

I think I found the problem.....
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Mar 02 2018, 3:18PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Mitered faceframes ?
Replies: 0
Views: 358

Mitered faceframes ?

Is there a way to specify mitered faceframes versus the butt, mortise/tenon, puzzle joints in faceframe editor?
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Mar 02 2018, 12:15PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Resizing Display Boards
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Resizing Display Boards

I can't find anything in the Help manual about using the Display Board function. So here goes. I've put some display boards in a cabinet. I have associated those boards with my cabinet. When I resize the cabinet, is there a way I can also resize the display boards, or do I need to delete them all an...
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Mar 02 2018, 12:05PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Adding a drawer issue ?
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Adding a drawer issue ?

I've got a little bit non standard cabinet I'm trying to add drawer boxes to. Cabinet is attached. The cabinet sides and back have a -3" top inset. Basically after I add drawers - 7.75" lower drawer then an upper drawer to fit the remaining space - I go back to Main and the drawer boxes se...
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Feb 23 2018, 11:34AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Shopbot Link looses zero to table after bit change
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Shopbot Link looses zero to table after bit change

Ron, Make sure all your vacuum motors are properly grounded to the common ground point. I did something that most people wouldn't bother doing, I wrapped bare ground wire around my vacuum piping to make sure I could bleed off any static buildup. I know it sounds excessive but I learned, the hard way...
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Feb 16 2018, 2:55PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Nest Diagram Inefficiency
Replies: 7
Views: 607

Re: Nest Diagram Inefficiency

Jim, you are correct in the nesting issues. I use Shopbot Link and have on many occasions saw nesting that could have been done to save sheets of plywood. I've had parts stuck into the middle of a sheet for no reason that I can see. If course I'm not privy to the internal workings of the nesting alg...
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Feb 16 2018, 2:49PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Shopbot Link looses zero to table after bit change
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Shopbot Link looses zero to table after bit change

There is something wrong between Shopbot Control and your CNC. I've been using SBLink for 9 years and have never had it do what you are explaining and I cut close to a thousand sheets of plywood a year. Not sure what is happening but sounds like the machine might be losing comms with the controller ...
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Feb 09 2018, 3:35PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Changing dado depth on parts
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Changing dado depth on parts

Is there a way to set the depth of a dado on one end of, say a deck, different from the depth of the dado on the other end of the deck? For instance, let's say I would like a .375" dado on the right end, but a .5" dado on the left end. I haven't seen anything anywhere for this but thought ...

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