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by Brad McIntosh
Fri, Mar 19 2021, 8:20AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: New User - Few Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 632

Re: New User - Few Questions

Brandon, Regarding your Hinge Cup Machining issue - If Control Nesting has not found a TRUE drill with a MATCHING diameter to machine the hole, it will then look for a tool that can INTERPOLATE and has a MAX DIA equal to or larger than the target hole. If no appropriate tool is available to INTERPOL...
by Brad McIntosh
Mon, Feb 15 2021, 4:04PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Profile Modeler
Replies: 1
Views: 941

Re: Profile Modeler

Ingbert, Êtes-vous un ebeniste chez Loeven Morcel Inc. situé à Montréal, Québec, Canada ? Perhaps you should contact the Software Support Group at CNC Automation . We can try to assist you and, if necessary, possibly offer you some training to speed things up. ================================ Êtes-v...
by Brad McIntosh
Mon, Feb 15 2021, 3:48PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: CNC controller crashing
Replies: 5
Views: 1081

Re: CNC controller crashing

Andrew, Your problem most likely is originating with the polylines that make up the "curved" entities in your original DXF. eCabinet Systems and/or Control Nesting are linearizing these down into very short line segments - LOTS AND LOTS of very short line segments. The number of line entit...
by Brad McIntosh
Mon, Jan 18 2021, 9:40AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Notes in Custom Layout
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

Re: Notes in Custom Layout

The problem with " Genius Level Workarounds " :D is that over time they become the " that is how it is to be done " :roll: and an actual function/feature is never developed/implemented. Example: Drawer-stretchers -> ⋅ What most would like: Insert "Drawer Stretcher&...
by Brad McIntosh
Thu, Dec 10 2020, 12:26PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: New version issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Re: New version issue

Okay - had not tried with the "FlyOut" menu/window UNDOCKED/DETACHED. Okay - tried things on my three (3) monitor system. (All three monitors have different resolutions.) (** Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Op/Sys, NVIDIA QUADRO graphics) Miximize, Minimuize and Restore performed with the two "w...
by Brad McIntosh
Wed, Dec 09 2020, 1:22PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: New version issue
Replies: 5
Views: 1557

Re: New version issue

Clint,

We nor our clients up here in Canada have seen this "non-restoring after minimized" behavior. (At least they have not reported it to us - and believe me... they would have! :wink: )
by Brad McIntosh
Wed, Sep 16 2020, 9:25AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: spoil sheet support for a MTR Thermwood
Replies: 6
Views: 2285

Re: spoil sheet support for a MTR Thermwood

Neville, I work more on the software and general operational side of the Thermwood routers, but here is what I have for you: TABLEBOARD Material - ⋅ The "special MDF" from the USA is probably a form of LDF (Light Density Fiberboard) or ULDF (Ultra-Light Density Fibreboard). It is...
by Brad McIntosh
Wed, Sep 09 2020, 8:51AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: spoil sheet support for a MTR Thermwood
Replies: 6
Views: 2285

Re: spoil sheet support for a MTR Thermwood

Neville, Here in Canada, most of our clients refer to the primary 3/4" (19mm) MDF sheet that sits on the vacuum plenum area as either the "SPOILBOARD" (old) or "TABLEBOARD" (new). The daily sacrificial board (usually 3/8" / 10mm) is called either the "SPACER" ...
by Brad McIntosh
Thu, Apr 16 2020, 8:34AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Bottom of parts chipping
Replies: 4
Views: 2836

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: 3059

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: 3401

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: 3401

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: 6497

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: 4929

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: 2849

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...

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