Search found 494 matches

by Donald Thomson
Wed, Aug 09 2017, 10:06AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Stretcher bug
Replies: 4
Views: 530

Re: Stretcher bug

I have noted things in stretcher editor but haven't been able to reproduce them on a reliable basis. Go into stretcher editor Edit/adjust a stretcher Go back to CE I've found on some occasions that the stretchers are now butt ends instead of M&T ends. This has happened to me on several occasions...
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Aug 04 2017, 9:42AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Cabinet changes/deleted after CNC
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: Cabinet changes/deleted after CNC

I have had problems with stretcher configurations changes. I make all my stretchers to be M&T at each end. I've had eCabs randomly change to butt joints without my knowledge. Got to cut on the CNC and tenons are missing. End up pocket screwing them in place.

Very frustrating!!
by Donald Thomson
Thu, Jul 13 2017, 10:00AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Combing two custom room layouts into one CNC file
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Re: Combing two custom room layouts into one CNC file

Is there a way to create a cutlist from 3 separate jobs? I've got the CNC file created, I now need to create the cutlist for all my solid wood parts (faceframe rails and stiles, drawer faces, etc.)
by Donald Thomson
Wed, Jul 12 2017, 9:06AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Combing two custom room layouts into one CNC file
Replies: 3
Views: 405

Combing two custom room layouts into one CNC file

I've got two custom layouts for two different jobs. They use similar materials so I wanted to nest them all at once to make better use of material.

How do I combine two custom layouts into one CNC file?

Thanks!
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Jun 30 2017, 4:12PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Room designer wall height
Replies: 1
Views: 342

Room designer wall height

I have been working in the room designer and I think I might have found something that is not working as expected or is working as expected. Not sure. Hoping someone can clarify for me. When I select a wall in room designer, there is a field in the "Add Wall Parameters" that displays the h...
by Donald Thomson
Mon, Jun 12 2017, 7:47PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Another inexplicable problem
Replies: 0
Views: 479

Another inexplicable problem

I am getting the attached error message dialog when I try to go from drawer editor to main. As you can see in the 2nd picture, there are NO locks in the cabinet. There used to be locks but I deleted them. This problem sprung up when I try to have a vertical lock in the center top opening. I locked t...
by Donald Thomson
Sat, May 06 2017, 12:52PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Drawer Fronts and Drawer Boxes
Replies: 2
Views: 732

Re: Drawer Fronts and Drawer Boxes

In addition to what Jesse said, I've found that sometimes you just have to abandon (delete) the cabinet and start over. Somehow parameters get so corrupted, there is nothing you can do to fix it. It takes less time to delete it and recreate it then it does to try and track down what is wrong and fix...
by Donald Thomson
Tue, Apr 25 2017, 2:16PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: SBLink and dovetail drawers
Replies: 3
Views: 653

Re: SBLink and dovetail drawers

Thanks for the response Terry.

Did Thermwood help you thru the problem with cutting just stopping? Or did you just shelve the idea?
by Donald Thomson
Wed, Apr 12 2017, 3:38PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: SBLink and dovetail drawers
Replies: 3
Views: 653

SBLink and dovetail drawers

Have any of the SBLink (Shopbot) users tried using the dovetail drawer boxes? If so, did it work? Was it a nightmare to get working properly? Was it tough dialing in the parameters? Does it require flip operations? What was the cost for bits, etc. to get it working? I use 5/8" Appleply for all ...
by Donald Thomson
Tue, Mar 28 2017, 9:30AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Wow!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Re: Wow!!!

It's a good thing that part of my design process is to save each cabinet individually in a customer directory as well as put it in the room layout. That way I'm able to put cabinets "back" when they've been AI'd (take your pick on the meaning of AI) out of the room. :lol:
by Donald Thomson
Mon, Mar 27 2017, 12:30PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Wow!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Wow!!!

I just love it when, for NO reason, eCabs just deleted a cabinet from my custom layout. I took a different cabinet to CE to make some changes, returned to room savings changes and viola! An unrelated cabinet is completely gone. :wall:
by Donald Thomson
Sat, Mar 25 2017, 12:58PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Nesting issues
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Re: Nesting issues

David, I did as you suggested and now it works. Thank you! I'm not sure what goes on internally with eCabs, but there must be some bugs lurking around in there. To have to delete an assembly like a drawer box and rebuild one so it will work right says there is some parameter corruption taking place ...
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Mar 24 2017, 6:47PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Nesting issues
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Re: Nesting issues

Just played with the GRAIN option, in define materials, by turning it on and off for the material and if I turn it off, all parts are nested cross grain. When it is checked, drawer sides are with the grain (expected) and tall fronts and backs are still cross grain.
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Mar 24 2017, 6:43PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Nesting issues
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Re: Nesting issues

Bumping this issue. Thermwood, this seems to be very repeatable. Here's what I'm doing: 1. I have a sheet of 5/8" Appleply in my defined materials 2. Has grain direction is checked. 3. Created a drawer box that has tall fronts and backs but short sides (a trash can drawer) 4. In drawer box edit...

Go to advanced search