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by Donald Thomson
Fri, Oct 30 2009, 9:18PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: How do you show an open drawer
Replies: 4
Views: 980

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: 5629

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: 700

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: 656

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: 3187

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: 3187

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: 567

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: 5133

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: 1771

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: 1771

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.
by Donald Thomson
Thu, Aug 27 2009, 8:57PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Cabinet back full dado with scribe
Replies: 9
Views: 1771

Cabinet back full dado with scribe

Is it possible to select a full dado back and have it inset to leave a 1/8" scribe? See picture. When I try to do this I get a full dado the width of the back 1/2" and a 1/8" piece of material left on the cabinet side. This would break off in a heart beat and not leave me a scribe.
by Donald Thomson
Sun, Aug 23 2009, 10:12PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: SB Link 1.0.13 Label printing problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: SB Link 1.0.13 Label printing problem?

Looks like this mystery has been solved. Apparently in picking the 1p33x4_Address_Sheet_Barcode.rpt label format the only labels that get printed are the ones with barcodes. How this is determined I have no idea. :? When I switched to the 1p33x4_Address_Sheet.rpt label format, all the part labels we...
by Donald Thomson
Sat, Aug 22 2009, 3:17PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: SB Link 1.0.13 Label printing problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: SB Link 1.0.13 Label printing problem?

Hi Roger, I had a long conversation with Scott at TW and he said I should be doing my label printing out of SB Link because eCabinets and SB Link can end up with different nesting results. I found this out when I nested in eCab and SB Link. The nest results were different. I would rather have my lab...
by Donald Thomson
Sat, Aug 22 2009, 2:51PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: SB Link 1.0.13 Label printing problem?
Replies: 3
Views: 649

SB Link 1.0.13 Label printing problem?

I just started a project that has 100 sheet of plywood and over 640 parts to be cut. Found out something interesting about SB Link label printing. When I selected printing on 1.33" x 4" barcode labels it only printed out half of the labels for each sheet. So for sheet 1 there were 13 parts...
by Donald Thomson
Fri, Aug 21 2009, 3:35PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: ShopBot Link Update (1.0.13)
Replies: 4
Views: 979

Re: ShopBot Link Update (1.0.13)

Larry,

I noticed under the confirmation screen under tooling that there is an entry for tool name. How do we get a tool name entered? I don't see any place on the tooling screen to do this.

Thank you.

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