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by Brad McIntosh
Mon, Aug 02 2021, 9:24AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Flip ops not aligning
Replies: 3
Views: 716

Re: Flip ops not aligning

Tommy,

You can also contact the Service Group at CNC Automation for assistance.

Service Group
1-866-947-5527
service@cncautomation.com
by Brad McIntosh
Tue, Jul 20 2021, 7:30AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Dowel construction
Replies: 4
Views: 932

Re: Dowel construction

Ian, As Scott suggested, OPTION 1 ( KD/RTA Hardware Hole Patterns ) is the most widely used by our clients in conjunction with a parametric dowel inserter (Omal or other). This combination ensures the holes all align. Note: When creating the pattern for eCabinet Systems , you only define the hole on...
by Brad McIntosh
Tue, Jul 20 2021, 7:23AM
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Fare thee well Neville
Replies: 1
Views: 1505

Re: Fare thee well Neville

Oh my - what sad news.

I am sure that he will be missed by this community as well.

Rest in peace Neville.
by Brad McIntosh
Fri, Mar 19 2021, 8:20AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: New User - Few Questions
Replies: 3
Views: 2847

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: 2
Views: 4607

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: 3388

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: 3000

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: 3919

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: 3919

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: 4556

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: 4556

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: 4618

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: 5097

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: 4498

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: 4498

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...

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