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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: 154

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: 154

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: 835

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: 835

"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: 2223

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: 862

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: 1163

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: 1763

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: 2565

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: 1953

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: 2783

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: 4223

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:
by Stuart Douglas
Thu, Jun 06 2019, 6:47AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: DXF pocket behavior
Replies: 9
Views: 4223

Re: DXF pocket behavior

I got my holes cut using the method mentioned in the above posts using the DRILL command and subsequent parameter tree, but it looks like the DXF arc bug is pervasive. One side of the stud has proper dogbone corners, but the other side cut them "inside out"? See attached.
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by Stuart Douglas
Thu, Jun 06 2019, 5:42AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: DXF pocket behavior
Replies: 9
Views: 4223

Re: DXF pocket behavior

I had originally thought I had forgot to break my pocket geometry into two arcs but that is not the case. I'll have to change my protocol to see if the "drill" secondary and tertiary methods will allow this to work. Larry: I know its no consolation to you programmers, but I'm glad this one...
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Jun 05 2019, 1:42PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: DXF pocket behavior
Replies: 9
Views: 4223

Re: DXF pocket behavior

What is the fastest way to roll back to the previous version? I didn't see any options in the menu trees.

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