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by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Jun 17 2015, 12:08PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?
Replies: 12
Views: 9272

Re: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?

Thanks Michael, will look into it myself. I would like to find a 3D modeling program to build my mdf door library in. I'm currently using CV and would like to dump the program.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Mon, Jun 15 2015, 4:19PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?
Replies: 12
Views: 9272

Re: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?

I looked at Topsolid at the last IWF. They have a woodworking module that is one of the coolest programs I've seen in a long time. Basically its a 3D modeling program with industry specific features like custom joinery. The cam side is built in. I don't have any idea as to cost but its worth a look ...
by Forrest Chapman
Sat, Jun 13 2015, 11:30AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?
Replies: 12
Views: 9272

Re: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?

Michael, I have a friend that uses Inventor and seems to like it but doesn't cam or link to the machine with it. He sends me the files and I use solidworks and Bobcam for SWs to cam and send to machine. Solidworks is a very good program and I was able to learn it in a very short time. The Bobcam plu...
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Jun 10 2015, 12:58PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Offfall numbers on nest printouts...
Replies: 6
Views: 3739

Re: Offfall numbers on nest printouts...

Hey Jeremy, in the meantime you can just put a number on your sheets in the order you added them. That's what I do.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Mon, Jun 08 2015, 11:20AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Buying '94 Thermwood C53 and could use some advice
Replies: 5
Views: 3913

Re: Buying '94 Thermwood C53 and could use some advice

Bryan, it looks like things have been upgraded at some point as the 91000 controller didn't come out until early 2000's. It would be interesting to see if it has a belt driven spindle or direct drive. I don't think the belt drive units had auto tool change capabilities. At first glance I believe it ...
by Forrest Chapman
Sat, Jun 06 2015, 3:16PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: drawer slide locations
Replies: 8
Views: 2298

Re: drawer slide locations

I have 1 customer that for the sake of monkey proofing we place all the drawer boxes the same distance from the bottom of the front. In this particular case it is .75" taking into account that the bottom front will overhang the deck about .625" giving the drawer box about .125" undern...
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, May 20 2015, 2:56PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: We really need locks
Replies: 11
Views: 3768

Re: We really need locks

Troy, until we get locked openings you can always add a dimension lock on the height of every cabinet that matters. This way at least your designers don't screw up things bad.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Tue, May 19 2015, 8:09PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: How to create two different dado depths for shelves
Replies: 8
Views: 1767

Re: How to create two different dado depths for shelves

Tim, that will only effect how thick the dado is not the length.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Tue, May 19 2015, 8:54AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: How to create two different dado depths for shelves
Replies: 8
Views: 1767

Re: How to create two different dado depths for shelves

No, there is no allowance for multiple setting on a single part. Can you not just use a depth that works for both like .25"?

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, May 14 2015, 4:08PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: issue with lock dados
Replies: 6
Views: 3554

Re: issue with lock dados

If you look closely at both photos the tool cuts deep on 1 of the tenons and shallow on the other by what looks to be the same amount. That tells me the part shifted when flipped. Happens to us every once in a while if the operator gets sloppy when flipping a sheets. If you are doing flip ops first ...
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, May 14 2015, 7:48AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Printing Part Labels at Desktop
Replies: 3
Views: 1510

Re: Printing Part Labels at Desktop

Do you have Control nest desktop? If you do and you have a dymo printer at your computer then no problem. Nest, print labels, print sheets, and write code to a zip drive.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, May 14 2015, 7:39AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: issue with lock dados
Replies: 6
Views: 3554

Re: issue with lock dados

If you are doing flip ops on these parts, it looks like the sheet or parts are slightly miss aligned when flipped.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Tue, May 12 2015, 8:24AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Nesting 24" cabinet sides
Replies: 6
Views: 3525

Re: Nesting 24" cabinet sides

A non-mortised tool is going to clean out way better. Your speeds all look good but the chips are not getting removed fast enough causing them to recut. The extra heat will wear your tool faster causing even more heat. Forrest As a side note, I've tried the 2 and 300$ dollar diamond bits with very l...
by Forrest Chapman
Thu, Mar 26 2015, 9:01AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: TWD File Name
Replies: 4
Views: 1765

Re: TWD File Name

Nat, I noticed the same thing a few days ago. I believe this just got overlooked so we'll have to see what Scott says.

Forrest

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