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by Donald Thomson
Wed, Dec 09 2009, 6:36PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Problem placing two slide out trays in cabinet
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Problem placing two slide out trays in cabinet

I am trying to design a base cabinet that is very simple. It has one door and two slide out trays behind the door. I want to place one tray at the bottom just above the deck and the second tray about mid point in the opening. I can't seem to get my center tray to position correctly in the middle unl...
by Donald Thomson
Sun, Nov 29 2009, 7:55PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Entertainment system components
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Re: Entertainment system components

Kerry,

Thank you very much!!!! :D :D

These will be a good starting point for showing customers some flat screen TV/entertainment center cadenza's I'm in the process of designing for a product line.
by Donald Thomson
Sun, Nov 29 2009, 1:01AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Entertainment system components
Replies: 3
Views: 583

Entertainment system components

I'm looking for some display objects of simple entertainment system components like amplifier, CD player, cassette player, speakers, etc? I've got a flat screen TV. I'd need something that can be resized.

Thank you in advance. :beer:
by Donald Thomson
Mon, Nov 16 2009, 3:41PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Cutting option for SB Link
Replies: 3
Views: 605

Cutting option for SB Link

I was thinking that it would be nice to be able to specify that dado's could be cut using a specified bit. For example, when cutting dado's I would like to use a 1/4" down spiral as it makes for much cleaner shoulders on the dado's whereas a 1/4" or 3/8" compression bit (used for outl...
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Oct 30 2009, 11:34PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: How do you show an open drawer
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: How do you show an open drawer

Thanks a million! :beer: :beer:

I didn't find that posting in any searches I tried. I need to learn how to use the search engine better.
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Oct 30 2009, 9:18PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: How do you show an open drawer
Replies: 4
Views: 639

How do you show an open drawer

I've searched and searched and even found some topics where people have asked how to show an open drawer but I've never seen an answer on how to show drawers open in eCabs. I've seen some designs done by the guru's here but - maybe this is a guarded secret? :? Maybe one of the guru's could shed some...
by Donald Thomson
Sun, Oct 11 2009, 9:03AM
Forum: Customer Images
Topic: 5 piece doors recently cut and hung
Replies: 6
Views: 4877

Re: 5 piece doors recently cut and hung

Jay, those are some beautiful doors! I recently did some 1/4 round display cabinets (no doors) for a kitchen and used my CNC to cut the bending forms for the cabinet rails. The CNC cut all the bending form parts out of 3/4" MDF in about 5 minutes and then I simply screwed them together. The nex...
by Donald Thomson
Sun, Oct 11 2009, 8:44AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Costing out a job
Replies: 1
Views: 538

Costing out a job

I'm having a difficult time figuring costs for a batch/job. When I go into the cost sheet for the batch/job I see a line item called "Profit Markup NON-Catalog Cabinets" and another line item called "Profit-Catalog Cabinets". When I save a cabinet without checking the Catalog Ite...
by Donald Thomson
Tue, Sep 15 2009, 12:54PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Nesting problems again
Replies: 3
Views: 535

Re: Nesting problems again

Hi Lorin, I was having a similar problem with nesting awhile back where the program would get to a certain point and freeze up while trying to nest. The program was also taking on some rather interesting operating problems. I sent the file to Thermwood and they struggled with it. I also sent the fil...
by Donald Thomson
Mon, Sep 14 2009, 3:58PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: SB Link Tenon Dado Cut Direction
Replies: 15
Views: 2502

Re: SB Link Tenon Dado Cut Direction

Larry, A great big THANK YOU to you and your team for providing such a responsive and service oriented organization. :beer: :beer: :beer: I am currently awaiting to start cutting some parts until the release you mentioned is out. Do you have an estimate for the new release so I can plan accordingly?...
by Donald Thomson
Thu, Sep 10 2009, 6:00PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: SB Link Tenon Dado Cut Direction
Replies: 15
Views: 2502

Re: SB Link Tenon Dado Cut Direction

I am a user of SB Link and have problems with the fuzzy dado's pictured by Gary as well as inconsistency in mortise and tenon fits. Sometimes they are loose fits and other times they are tight fits. I suspect this has to do with flexing of the ShopBot machine (not the 3/8" compression bit). :wa...
by Donald Thomson
Thu, Sep 10 2009, 10:35AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Breaking a design into multiple files
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Breaking a design into multiple files

On my first go around I messed up and included three distinct rooms, with their own walls and cabinets, in one eCab file because I wanted to nest parts from all three rooms for cutting to get the best material utilization. A result of my lack of understanding of all the capabilities of eCab. I know ...
by Donald Thomson
Thu, Sep 03 2009, 10:50PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Freezing/crashing
Replies: 27
Views: 4237

Re: Freezing/crashing

One thing I've noticed is the ever creeping up of memory usage of eCab. I found that each time I do a save of a job, the memory usage (according to Task Manager) goes up by about 100MB. There are some very big memory leaks in eCabs. It is the only program I've ever seen (30 years working with comput...
by Donald Thomson
Tue, Sep 01 2009, 10:08AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Cabinet back full dado with scribe
Replies: 9
Views: 1242

Re: Cabinet back full dado with scribe

Thank you all very much for your insight on this. :beer: I think I will apply the fit clearance method and over cut the dado size. It won't show up graphically but that's OK because I don't think the customer is concerned with this level of detail. They seem to be more concerned with how pretty it l...
by Donald Thomson
Thu, Aug 27 2009, 9:20PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Cabinet back full dado with scribe
Replies: 9
Views: 1242

Re: Cabinet back full dado with scribe

I apologize Peter. I've attached another drawing that shows what eCabinets gives me when I do full dado back with a 1/8" inset of the back. That little bit of material just hanging there is what I know will get broken off and I'd like eCabinets to not put it there.

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