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by Gary Campbell
Thu, Mar 03 2011, 6:23PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Nesting sequsnced flat panel doors?
Replies: 9
Views: 1037

Re: Nesting sequsnced flat panel doors?

I have a related question. I will soon start cutting 124 identical 3 draw bases for a facility. The doors are made from woodgrained melamine. I know how to group them. Is there a way to have the labels mark the groups without having to assign each cabinet with a unique name/number?
by Gary Campbell
Mon, Feb 21 2011, 8:31PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Melamine 2nd pass problem
Replies: 4
Views: 940

Re: Melamine 2nd pass problem

Jason...
My guess is that you have either machine or tool deflection on an aggressive 1st pass that is causing a slight over cut, resulting in slightly undersize parts. The skin pass, since its under little or no load cuts in the proper location, leaving the skin slightly proud of the part.
by Gary Campbell
Sun, Feb 20 2011, 1:07PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Advice For New Laptop
Replies: 8
Views: 924

Re: Advice For New Laptop

Vince... This is one of the few days that you will see me disagree with Kerry. I have a laptop with similar specs to yours (see mine in signature). I also have HDMI and VGA out which allows me to use either my 27" or 37" monitor(in full 1080i) along with the laptop monitor as a second. It ...
by Gary Campbell
Thu, Feb 17 2011, 7:53AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Direction on each tool
Replies: 9
Views: 1258

Re: Direction on each tool

There has been discussion on similar issues here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=11696
by Gary Campbell
Fri, Feb 11 2011, 10:24PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Removing Doors But Keeping Hinge Plate Holes
Replies: 2
Views: 434

Re: Removing Doors But Keeping Hinge Plate Holes

Stephen.... Almost. You have 2 choices. 1) Use a "DO NOT CUT" door material (quick easier version) This method preserves the parametric hole geometry placement 2) Using the part editor, copy the hole geometry and apply it to the side panels. This is explained very thoroughly in the Trainin...
by Gary Campbell
Fri, Feb 11 2011, 6:32PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Hardware Holes in Backs
Replies: 25
Views: 3264

Re: Hardware Holes in Backs

Kerry...
IF you do ever mention that, don't forget to mention that those who outsource or build in house could use an "imaginary draw box" that would allow placement of hardware patterns and output sizes to cut/buy lists.
by Gary Campbell
Mon, Jan 31 2011, 9:12PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Hardware Holes in Backs
Replies: 25
Views: 3264

Re: Hardware Holes in Backs

Kerry....

As I have warned you.... Welcome to the "Dark Side" :)

The machines capabilities are endless. So is the frustration of being " " That close.
by Gary Campbell
Tue, Dec 14 2010, 8:06PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Next Release Question
Replies: 38
Views: 5271

Re: Next Release Question

Josh... I havent tried the barb joint yet either, but since we use mostly plywood, plan to soon. If it works anywhere near as well as the blind dados do, they have a sure winner. I cant answer your "how many" question, but I do have contact with a lot a small shop owners, and virtually eve...
by Gary Campbell
Sun, Dec 12 2010, 12:14AM
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Bar Code Scanner
Replies: 1
Views: 980

Re: Bar Code Scanner

Robert... Are you using Thermwood CN or the SB Link? They may be similar, but I can only explain as it would apply to the SB Link. When a job is loaded, and before it is nested, Click [Add Sheets] then [Off Falls] When the Off Falls dialog is open, scan an Off Fall label. That should enter it. You m...
by Gary Campbell
Mon, Dec 06 2010, 9:51PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Next Release Question
Replies: 38
Views: 5271

Re: Next Release Question

Josh... Demographics are, of couse what we make of them, but of those 12: How many are CNC machinists? (maybe all?) How does that number compare to the number of machinists that frequent or post on the forum? My guess is that the vast majority of users do not send to machine. To them this means noth...
by Gary Campbell
Tue, Nov 30 2010, 8:48PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Next Release Question
Replies: 38
Views: 5271

Re: Next Release Question

Josh... Cool... I LOVE it when I can learn something. I have either missed the "with or without" ridge or have gotten senile and forgot I saw it! Thanks for the info. John.... 100% with you... on all items. I too will sacrifice tool life for enhanced joinery options. Kerry... Please unders...
by Gary Campbell
Mon, Nov 29 2010, 11:22PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Next Release Question
Replies: 38
Views: 5271

Re: Next Release Question

Sorry Guys... If you look at the picture that Alain posted as an example, you arte looking at the very reason the programmers dont allow the Rafix/KDA option and dado to co-exist. Should it be allowed and used for pilot holes, then no problem. All that used it (like myself) would love it. However, s...
by Gary Campbell
Mon, Nov 22 2010, 8:46AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Rear Panel Mounting Bracket Holes
Replies: 4
Views: 694

Re: Rear Panel Mounting Bracket Holes

Kerry.... I agree on the holes. The PE or a jig is the only reasonable way to place those mounting holes. If I made predetermined widths or draw spacing, then I would use the PE to place holes in the seed backs. This doesnt occur often enough to make it worthwhile. I disagree on the machining. As a ...
by Gary Campbell
Sun, Nov 21 2010, 10:25PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Rear Panel Mounting Bracket Holes
Replies: 4
Views: 694

Re: Rear Panel Mounting Bracket Holes

Careful Kerry... you are now starting to switch over to "the dark side". When you design with software you learn what the product CAN do. When you use it to machine, you find out what it CANT do. :)
by Gary Campbell
Tue, Nov 16 2010, 8:01PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: How to save cabinet file to USB drive
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: How to save cabinet file to USB drive

Chris... Click on the Settings/Preferrences Icon. 3/4 of the way down in the dialog is a box with the "User Data Path" This is where your data is located. Go to this location and drill down to the "Cabinets" folder. Select the cabinet file that you wich to transfer, right click a...

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