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by Stuart Douglas
Thu, Sep 17 2020, 12:05PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: pasted parts in CN
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: pasted parts in CN

Clint, Good to know, I guess I've been well enough off to never have to do anything but resize that window in CN. It seems strange to me that a pasted part wouldn't index to a corner of the work or a corner of the machine. Or even the center. I often don't realize the paste action has completed unti...
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Sep 16 2020, 10:14AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: pasted parts in CN
Replies: 2
Views: 227

pasted parts in CN

If I load a nest of parts, and nest on some off-fall, often the last part or two will land on its own sheet because of a strange nest. No problem, i can manually cut that piece from the final sheet and nest it manually on one of the previous sheets. Problem is when I paste it, it often ends up off t...
by Stuart Douglas
Mon, Aug 24 2020, 7:35AM
Forum: Thermwood 5-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cut Quality Issue with Thermwood 90 and Mastercam
Replies: 2
Views: 2178

Re: Cut Quality Issue with Thermwood 90 and Mastercam

Lurker here, Curious to know if this was diagnosed. It looks to me like the flutter from insufficient fixturing or the geometry of the curve being broken into line segments (polyline, spline, curve). None of my business, but curious to see what the remedy was. Thanks.
by Stuart Douglas
Tue, Jun 30 2020, 3:37PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Make a MDF door with a flat "raise"
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Re: Make a MDF door with a flat "raise"

Maybe it's a protocol problem, I was profiling first, then pocketing. It couldn't make a pocket that touched the profile. I'll try to see if this works tomorrow, Thanks.
by Stuart Douglas
Tue, Jun 30 2020, 2:43PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Make a MDF door with a flat "raise"
Replies: 5
Views: 676

Make a MDF door with a flat "raise"

I'm struggling with an MDF door that is supposed to look like a five piece. I want the interior edge of the frame bits to have a profile, and the panel to be flat. I can't seem to create a tool that makes the panel flat and recessed across the whole field of the panel, and I cant seem to fudge it by...
by Stuart Douglas
Thu, Apr 16 2020, 10:25AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: "Air cut"
Replies: 5
Views: 1370

Re: "Air cut"

That's the brilliant answer I was looking for. I should have know this intuitively; I often manually change the wasteboard thickness in tune with changes in the weather so as to keep from rutting up the spoilboard too deeply. Thanks to everyone!! :beer:
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Apr 15 2020, 3:55PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: "Air cut"
Replies: 5
Views: 1370

"Air cut"

I've been asked by our CabinetVision integrator if I know how to "air-cut". I have never done this before on our thermwood, and don't really know if there is a quick and dirty setting somewhere in control nesting to do so. My first instinct is to just change the Z offset for the program, t...
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Apr 15 2020, 8:30AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: What is wrong with this cabinet?
Replies: 14
Views: 3257

Re: What is wrong with this cabinet?

Rob, for some reason your cabinet has two left ends???? I think that's your issue. When I grab the one and delete it, another one is revealed. How on earth do you even GET two left ends? :shock: Also, If we can have two left ends, then that might solve some cabinet conundrums I've had trouble desig...
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Apr 01 2020, 12:08PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cutting Plexi glass
Replies: 3
Views: 1244

Re: Cutting Plexi glass

Not trying to be obtuse, but there are two general types of Plexi, cast and extruded I think. They both machine a bit different, but if your edge finish isn't critical, then it won't likely matter for you. I use these settings for a 3/8" O flute mirror finish Onsrud bit (62-733). 100IPM feed, 1...
by Stuart Douglas
Fri, Mar 06 2020, 7:14AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: importing a DXF File
Replies: 1
Views: 1429

Re: importing a DXF File

More than one way to skin a cat, but here is one way I know of: Create a display panel of appropriate material and overall size. Take panel to the part editor and click on the contour button in the toolbar. Load your dxf file into the contour editor. Use the dxf vectors to define operations on your ...
by Stuart Douglas
Thu, Feb 06 2020, 10:49AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Vacuum pump malfunction
Replies: 2
Views: 2092

Vacuum pump malfunction

Just wondering if anyone else had had an issue with their pump dragging on startup. I have the Busch pump that was sold with our machine and it will drag until it pops the breaker on the first startup of the day. If I turn the vacuum switch on the CNC table ON, THEN start the pump (so it is pulling ...
by Stuart Douglas
Mon, Dec 16 2019, 2:13PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: End of Support for Win7
Replies: 4
Views: 3051

Re: End of Support for Win7

I've had the same curiosity. Should we DL the latest service pack for WIN7 while it is still available? OR do we just figure "if its' not broke, then don't fix it?"

Our machine is NOT networked so it is stock as far as the qControl is concerned. Any need to update any drivers as well?
by Stuart Douglas
Tue, Dec 03 2019, 10:02AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Workstation hardware change
Replies: 2
Views: 2159

Re: Workstation hardware change

Thanks, Brad! I don't know how I missed that page, but It was instantly familiar once I saw it-I had to do this before the last time I changed my setup. :oops:
by Stuart Douglas
Mon, Jun 10 2019, 11:57AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: sheet yield incorrect
Replies: 3
Views: 3170

Re: sheet yield incorrect

It's because the green panels are "off-fall" and are figured at 100% yield, since you can cut them for another project. The only "waste" on that sheet is the kerf!
by Stuart Douglas
Fri, Jun 07 2019, 5:45AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: DXF pocket behavior
Replies: 9
Views: 4866

Re: DXF pocket behavior

Thomas strembitsky wrote:and for rolling back a version simply run the installer for an old version it will over write it


Well, that's a lot simpler than I thought it would be. :shock: :oops:

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