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by Donald Thomson
Fri, Feb 16 2018, 2:55PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Nest Diagram Inefficiency
Replies: 7
Views: 150

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: 2
Views: 29

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: 0
Views: 33

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 ...
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Feb 09 2018, 10:39AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Ok, stupid question....
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Ok, stupid question....

Thank you!! I was not aware that that had to be done. So I'm guessing that all the work I did is now part of the great bit-bucket in the sky?? :roll:
by Donald Thomson
Thu, Feb 08 2018, 8:31PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Ok, stupid question....
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Ok, stupid question....

I just spent over an hour carefully adding and positioning display boards to a cabinet. I saved the cabinet then saved the changes to the batch that the cabinet resides in. When I bring the cabinet into cabinet editor from the batch, all that work is gone :fire: All that work is gone and I've wasted...
by Donald Thomson
Thu, Feb 08 2018, 8:24PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Ok, stupid question....
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Ok, stupid question....

I just spent an hour adding display boards to a cabinet. I saved the cabinet then saved the changes to the batch that the cabinet resides in. When I bring the cabinet into cabinet editor from the batch, all that work is gone :wall: :fire: What do I have to do to keep it intact with the cabinet? Than...
by Donald Thomson
Tue, Nov 28 2017, 5:12PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Nesting discrepancy
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Re: Nesting discrepancy

But I think if you export all your settings and stuff from the software running on the control computer and import it into the software running on your design computer, all the tool sizes, clearances, etc. should come across. Unless I'm mistaken about what gets exported and imported.
by Donald Thomson
Tue, Nov 28 2017, 10:15AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Nesting discrepancy
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Re: Nesting discrepancy

I've had this issue as well. It really sucks when you've got 40+ drawer box parts on a $90 sheet of 5/8" Appleply and the printout sheets differ from the labels. Even when I synchronize the settings from one computer to another by using export and import from sblink, I get differing results. It...
by Donald Thomson
Wed, Nov 08 2017, 5:12PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Cutlist Save/open button
Replies: 19
Views: 1889

Re: Cutlist Save/open button

I am not sure if this will work for those who can not turn off windows10 auto updates. I have noticed that when I generate the eCabinets cut list it sends it to the temp folder at C:\Users\Public\Documents\Thermwood\eCabinet Systems\temp without having to click on the export button. You could open ...
by Donald Thomson
Wed, Nov 01 2017, 11:22AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Cutlist Save/open button
Replies: 19
Views: 1889

Re: Cutlist Save/open button

I worked for Microsoft for 7 years. When we got reports of applications not working after an update/upgrade, 99 times out of 100 it was because the application developers had bypassed the application programming interface (API) provided by Microsoft and started making calls to functions that resided...
by Donald Thomson
Tue, Oct 31 2017, 1:48PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Cutlist Save/open button
Replies: 19
Views: 1889

Re: Cutlist Save/open button

Need to turn of automatic updates ;) I uninstalled the KB update and when I went to turned my machine off for the night it downloaded the KB update and put it right back on my machine. Ughhhh...... :wall:
by Donald Thomson
Mon, Oct 30 2017, 2:01PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Cutlist Save/open button
Replies: 19
Views: 1889

Re: Cutlist Save/open button

Been searching my computer to the two KB's for Windows 7. Can't find them in Control Panel or in the registration database. Where do you find them to uninstall them?

Thank you.
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Oct 20 2017, 3:33PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Frameless cabinet drawer slide installation
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: Frameless cabinet drawer slide installation

Thank you Forrest! That worked.
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Oct 20 2017, 1:54PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Frameless cabinet drawer slide installation
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Frameless cabinet drawer slide installation

I'm trying to add some drawer boxes to a frameless cabinet. eCabs seems intent on adding all the slide mounting holes for the slide. I don't want it to drill all these mounting pilot holes. How do I turn this feature off? This doesn't happen in faceframe cabinets as expected.
by Donald Thomson
Tue, Oct 03 2017, 10:23AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Wall Associations
Replies: 4
Views: 605

Re: Wall Associations

Carmen, That worked on one of the projects. I selected all the cabinets in the project and disassociated from all walls in the project. Then I selected the cabinets I wanted associated with a specific wall and redid the association and it worked. Me thinks eCabs might get a little confused after wor...

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