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by Stuart Douglas
Wed, May 15 2019, 8:46AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: CN v6.11 manual nest crash
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: CN v6.11 manual nest crash

Can confirm. Often when manually nesting, I will cut a part from the last sheet and try to paste it into a previous sheet. After navigating to the previous sheet, I can't paste the part. It seems intermittent, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
by Stuart Douglas
Tue, Apr 23 2019, 8:12AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Pocket Screw Joinery
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Re: Pocket Screw Joinery

Thanks, David. I knew it was something simple I was overlooking. :oops: :beer:
by Stuart Douglas
Tue, Apr 23 2019, 6:03AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Pocket Screw Joinery
Replies: 2
Views: 119

Pocket Screw Joinery

I've used eCabS for some time, but just recently acquired a job that necessitates using strictly pocket screw joinery. If I load a typical cabinet from my seed library and globally change the joinery to pocket screw, it places the pocket screws for some components on the incorrect side of the part. ...
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Mar 20 2019, 6:54AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Shelf Standards or pilasters
Replies: 8
Views: 441

Re: Shelf Standards or pilasters

Stuart, I did this in the past with a hardware pattern as you mentioned: This is what I was looking for, I just didn't have the head space to get into it because the job was a rush job. I had 3 different heights to deal with, and made dadoes in the part editor to match them on a seed cabinet, so I ...
by Stuart Douglas
Mon, Mar 18 2019, 6:12AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Shelf Standards or pilasters
Replies: 8
Views: 441

Re: Shelf Standards or pilasters

All great suggestions! I had worked on this in an awful hurry, and since the job was only 2 dozen cabinets, mostly similar, I used the part editor to strike the stopped dados in the gables. It took a test cut to really dial in the depth, but since none of the cabinets I was making for this one neede...
by Stuart Douglas
Fri, Mar 15 2019, 7:48AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Shelf Standards or pilasters
Replies: 8
Views: 441

Shelf Standards or pilasters

Good morning hive mind, I've got some KV 256 Shelf standards to install in a job in lieu of shelf holes. What is the fastest way to set the dados up for these? Should I make a PTN and try to get it associated with a a part (fixed shelf, Butt joineryw/clearance) or use the part editor to make a dedic...
by Stuart Douglas
Mon, Feb 25 2019, 8:52AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: outline breaks mortise shoulder for blind tenon
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: outline breaks mortise shoulder for blind tenon

...We have just changed melamine suppliers so maybe that is what is causing the increased problems...Gerry This. We have found a tremendous variability in the quality among manufacturers of PB and TFLPB (mel). The more expensive materials generally have a finer, more dense core matrix or use more g...
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Nov 21 2018, 12:48PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Tooling of part editor cuts
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Re: Tooling of part editor cuts

Clint, thanks for your aid in this. I wish that ECabS would distinguish between a true "pocket" and a "thru cut." The impetus for all of this was of course a few broken bits. So I have changed the max penetration on the smallest pocket tool to force it to make multiple passes ins...
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Nov 21 2018, 7:50AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Tooling of part editor cuts
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Re: Tooling of part editor cuts

Clint, Your suggestion does in fact change the tool in question, but my desire is to make the thru cut described with a tool that is normally not called for when pocketing. When I program a part editor cut that cuts thru the piece, I'd like it to cut with the same bit I would do my outline with, so ...
by Stuart Douglas
Tue, Nov 20 2018, 11:30AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Tooling of part editor cuts
Replies: 9
Views: 1163

Tooling of part editor cuts

I cannot for the life of me figure out why any TWD files from ECabS that program a part editor cut (cutting a window in a cabinet back for access, for example) use a different tool than the outline tool. My machine picks up the 1/4" down-shear I use for smaller dados, every time. I've got my to...
by Stuart Douglas
Mon, Sep 17 2018, 8:55AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Increased dust pick up - DIY modifcation
Replies: 3
Views: 1310

Re: Increased dust pick up - DIY modifcation

I love seeing the improvements folks make to these shrouds/boots. I'm still trying to figure out how to get a 6" riser to work with the spindle head in our setup. The 4" riser provided with the stock machine works, but severely inhibits the CFM we have from our DC to the THM.
by Stuart Douglas
Tue, Apr 10 2018, 11:33AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Diagonal corner cabinet problems
Replies: 2
Views: 1060

Re: Diagonal corner cabinet problems

Not sure why but change if you change your blind dado placement from 2.19" to 2.25" it will fix your cabinet. That is a strange solution, but it works! I had set those blind dado insets to remove the tab created at the back of the shelf (and the top and deck, incidentally) and never looke...
by Stuart Douglas
Tue, Apr 10 2018, 8:28AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Diagonal corner cabinet problems
Replies: 2
Views: 1060

Diagonal corner cabinet problems

I have this cabinet that displays correctly, but does not nest or cut correctly. The top, deck, and fixed shelves are nested and defined to cut as pieces that are only a quarter of an inch wide, despite being correctly displayed in ECabS. Not sure how to remedy, or if I'll have to design this again ...
by Stuart Douglas
Mon, Feb 19 2018, 8:14AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Re-nest specific material
Replies: 4
Views: 1784

Re: Re-nest specific material

I almost always nest only one material at a time, for this reason. I use the material selection filter shown in the previous post by Ian. On larger jobs the nest for just the cabinet shells can take a few minutes. If I add the drawer-box material to the nest at the same time, then it will take forev...
by Stuart Douglas
Fri, Dec 15 2017, 7:50AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Cutlist Save/open button
Replies: 19
Views: 6773

Re: Cutlist Save/open button

I've reinstalled windows, and updated the version to the latest. It seems to have fixed the problem. Not sure exactly what happened, I'd been through all the utilities to repair and restore the windows updates, guess it just needed a clean slate. Hope the MS gremlins are held at bay in any future up...

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