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by Donald Thomson
Mon, Sep 27 2021, 11:22AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Flip cutting
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Flip cutting

As long as you have very accurate index stops and accurate sheet measurements (length and width), flip operations work very well. Make sure you have both X and Y index stops and you set up your flip ops to work with these index stops.
by Donald Thomson
Mon, Sep 27 2021, 11:20AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Plywood and its inconsistent thickness
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Plywood and its inconsistent thickness

One of things that eCabs does to accommodate this varying thickness is to zero the bit to the table surface and not the surface of the material. I cut several hundred sheets of plywood per year, on my ShopBot machine (2009) using ShopBotLink, and the zero to table has made it so all my joinery works...
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Sep 24 2021, 11:06AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Material left in full dado
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Material left in full dado

I have the exact same problem. I've looked at machine flex and bit deflection. The only solution I could come up with is to slow down my feed rate and increase my spindle RPM's a little to reduce machine/bit deflection. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. And like your situation, it is random....
by Donald Thomson
Thu, Sep 16 2021, 10:32AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Globally set default drawerbox?
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Globally set default drawerbox?

If you go into the Adj Features tab you will see a button for Drawer Boxes. I use this tab all the time to make global changes to projects.
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Sep 10 2021, 9:53AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: How can this be made?
Replies: 5
Views: 450

Re: How can this be made?

I have a very similar piece I use in cabinets. I've attached the file. It's a drawer I made. Most of the parts are made on the CNC when cutting drawer box parts. The adjustable shelves are made the old fashion way, tablesaw.
by Donald Thomson
Wed, May 12 2021, 1:39PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: I know adding material has been discussed
Replies: 0
Views: 1788

I know adding material has been discussed

I know that adding material to the add door/drawer face dialog has been discussed here, but for the life of me, I can't figure out the correct search terms to find those discussions. Could someone please direct me to the conversations?

Thanks!!!
by Donald Thomson
Fri, May 07 2021, 11:04AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Cut List File
Replies: 4
Views: 2322

Re: Cut List File

The job I ran a couple of weeks ago had all the info you're asking for. Is word wrap formatting turned on for any columns in the spreadsheet, hiding info?
by Donald Thomson
Mon, Feb 01 2021, 6:18PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: An Active Forum is a Strong Forum
Replies: 17
Views: 8332

Re: An Active Forum is a Strong Forum

Hi Donald I get the same error message when nesting your unit. When I remove part editor cuts from the entire cabinet it nests. Clint sent me an email saying the top drawer behind the doors is messed up. One of those gremlins. I haven't touched that drawer since I designed the cabinet 2 months ago....
by Donald Thomson
Sun, Jan 31 2021, 2:20PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: An Active Forum is a Strong Forum
Replies: 17
Views: 8332

Re: An Active Forum is a Strong Forum

Here's the cabinet that started throwing the unknown error. It is a cabinet with drawers and pull out trays behind doors, just like you mentioned. It is a blind corner cabinet.
by Donald Thomson
Sat, Jan 30 2021, 2:41PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: An Active Forum is a Strong Forum
Replies: 17
Views: 8332

Re: An Active Forum is a Strong Forum

Mark, Here's a good example of those gremlins slipping in when you can't recall anything you did to make it happen. I was performing a nest for a job and this popped up out of nowhere. The message doesn't mean anything and doesn't provide any kind of a path to try and diagnose the problem. When I go...
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Jan 29 2021, 1:33PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: An Active Forum is a Strong Forum
Replies: 17
Views: 8332

Re: An Active Forum is a Strong Forum

Mark, I've had these gremlins sneak into jobs on many occasions. I tweak a cabinet and all of a sudden materials are no linger displayed like they should be. I just get the yellow with text in it for a material I've been using for years. I also start getting constraint problems that just all of a su...
by Donald Thomson
Mon, Jan 25 2021, 3:24PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Calc countertop sq ft
Replies: 1
Views: 2254

Calc countertop sq ft

Is there a way, once you've added countertops to a room of cabinets, for eCabs to calculate the square footage of the countertops? Trying to estimate $ for countertops.
by Donald Thomson
Thu, Dec 10 2020, 4:26PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: New version issue
Replies: 5
Views: 3999

Re: New version issue

Here's what happens when I restore eCabs from a minimized state. As you can see, the eCabs window is shorter then the screen is tall. If I click the Restore Down button, then the maximize button, it will fill the screen. It's been happening since the last major upgrade of eCabs. Prior to that upgrad...
by Donald Thomson
Thu, Dec 10 2020, 11:57AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: New version issue
Replies: 5
Views: 3999

Re: New version issue

It is consistent and happens 100% of the time. I run a 2-monitor system. The monitor the eCabs is running on is set to 1920x1080 resolution. I undock the window that has all the tabs for things like Cabinets, accessories, etc. This window runs on a monitor running at 1680x1050 resolution. Not sure i...
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Nov 27 2020, 1:06PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: New version issue
Replies: 5
Views: 3999

New version issue

When I minimize eCabs to the desktop and try to bring it back up again, it won't restore. Yes, my video drivers are up to date according to manufacturers website.

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