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by Brad McIntosh
Thu, Apr 16 2020, 8:34AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Bottom of parts chipping
Replies: 4
Views: 887

Re: Bottom of parts chipping

Dan, I agree that your OUTLINE RAMP-IN LENGTH is too short. It is causing your OUTLINE tool to PLUNGE very steeply (almost vertical) and it is punching through the melamine on the bottom side. 3" or so is normally a good setting for the OUTLINE RAMP-IN LENGTH . NOTE: It is possible that someone...
by Brad McIntosh
Thu, Apr 16 2020, 8:21AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: "Air cut"
Replies: 5
Views: 818

Re: "Air cut"

You can simply add 1" to the WASTEBOARD variable. ( wasteboard : 0.325->1.325 ) Unless you have an older machine, the WASTEBOARD value is stored in the MACHINE VARIABLES database. This way you do not have to monkey with the program code. Works with ANY NC program and you simply remove the added...
by Brad McIntosh
Mon, Mar 09 2020, 1:27PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Two layout projects in one CNC file
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

Re: Two layout projects in one CNC file

Donald, Unfortunately, I have not dealt with the " Shopbot Link ", but the documentation appears to indicate that there is both a [Load] and an [Add] option for TWD files. http://order.ecabinetsystems.com/updates/ShopBotLinkManualDownload/ShopBot_Link_Manual.pdf - See page 5 .
by Brad McIntosh
Mon, Mar 09 2020, 8:48AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Two layout projects in one CNC file
Replies: 4
Views: 1674

Re: Two layout projects in one CNC file

Donald, You may have specific reasons to "combine" the layout jobs within eCabinet Systems itself, but if you are only looking to have the "jobs" optimized/nested and cut in one run, you can simply create a TWD for each "layout" job in eCabinet Systems . Then, in Contro...
by Brad McIntosh
Mon, Feb 17 2020, 9:28AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: glass Doors how to
Replies: 10
Views: 3949

Re: glass Doors how to

Just so everyone is on the same page...

When discussing "How to make 'glass doors'...?", one has to specify if one's aim is "For display purposes within eCabinet Systems only" or you need to be able to "Send MDF 'glass' doors to the machine to be cut".
by Brad McIntosh
Wed, Jan 15 2020, 3:05PM
Forum: Thermwood 5-Axis Machinery
Topic: G92 axis are reversed?
Replies: 3
Views: 3296

Re: G92 axis are reversed?

Aaron, First off, as you may know, G92 is a "relative" command - meaning that the reference being defined is relative to the spindle's current position. Example: (From HOME) G90 G00 X20 Y15 G92 X0 Y0 (The current PART REFERENCE is now at an absolute machine position of X20 Y15.) The equiva...
by Brad McIntosh
Tue, Dec 03 2019, 8:20AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Workstation hardware change
Replies: 2
Views: 1951

Re: Workstation hardware change

I will guess that the eCabinet Systems registration code that you have was linked to your overall hardware "checksum" prior to the new Windows install. (Many software-keyed programs do this. They can use hardware serial numbers, Windows license keys, network ids, etc) I suggest that you tr...
by Brad McIntosh
Fri, Oct 25 2019, 8:21AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: using barcode scanner to perform functions
Replies: 3
Views: 2479

Re: using barcode scanner to perform functions

Alain - Since most USB barcode scanners work as "keyboard wedges" - they basically read the barcode and stuffs the alphanumeric characters into the Windows keyboard "stream" or buffer. You should check your barcode scanners documentation to see how you can format special barcodes...
by Brad McIntosh
Tue, Aug 20 2019, 8:31AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: The surface knife doesnt recognize wasteboard thickness
Replies: 1
Views: 2261

Re: The surface knife doesnt recognize wasteboard thickness

Kim - Your generation of THM control does not automatically incorporate the WASTEBOARD thickness into the DAYLIGHT adjustments. That generation of THM control also does not have the built-in FLYCUT function found on the newer machines. That machine is running X-SURF provided by CNC Automation to Can...
by Brad McIntosh
Wed, Jul 03 2019, 3:31PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Colored symbols on labels
Replies: 62
Views: 16454

Re: Colored symbols on labels

Here is a similar label type for the DYMOs using the original LETTER+LETTER combination to designate cabinet 'number'. Replaces the SYMBOL.

Supports cabinet numbering from 'AA' to 'ZZ' (676 cabinets). Available with and without RECUT barcode.

Happy 4th!

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by Brad McIntosh
Tue, Jun 11 2019, 11:47AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: sheet yield incorrect
Replies: 3
Views: 2776

Re: sheet yield incorrect

Not really a "useless" number to know, but perhaps a future release could indicate "Yield with Off-Falls" and "Yield without Off-Falls"?
by Brad McIntosh
Tue, Jun 11 2019, 11:44AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cutting into adjacent parts
Replies: 6
Views: 3599

Re: Cutting into adjacent parts

Rob, Gouges caused by angle parts are really a factor based on where the intersection of the two edges projects to. If the projection leads to the exterior of the sheet or to a waste area, then you would never notice. The projection is due to the machine extrapolating the offset of the two edges to ...
by Brad McIntosh
Wed, Jun 05 2019, 2:11PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: DXF pocket behavior
Replies: 9
Views: 4191

Re: DXF pocket behavior

Stuart, I have not checked how you are doing it yet, but I usually advise our clients the following when it comes to Layered DXFs... CIRCLES – aka closed arcs - When used on a DRILL layer (a “hole”) should be a one-part entity. When used on a POCKET layer, it must be broken into at min two pieces (2...
by Brad McIntosh
Tue, Jun 04 2019, 7:59AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Colored symbols on labels
Replies: 62
Views: 16454

Re: Colored symbols on labels

Nice option - If I am not mistaken, a 2-letter code (UPPERCASE) could allow for 676 unique cabinet identifiers. (26x26 -> AA,AB,AC,AD,...BA,BB,BC,BD,... ZA,ZB,ZC,ZD,...) In many combinations, looking at the 2-letter permutations "upside down" (inverted) would not be an issue but, depending...
by Brad McIntosh
Tue, Apr 23 2019, 7:25AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Curious minds want to know....
Replies: 7
Views: 3730

Re: Curious minds want to know....

I second Scott's answers for both.

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