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by Daniel Odom
Mon, Jun 02 2014, 10:55PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: hole pattern for pilot holes for Confirmat screws?
Replies: 5
Views: 1341

Re: hole pattern for pilot holes for Confirmat screws?

To get it to the center of 5/8 material you need to create a hole in the pattern editor that is x=-5/16 y=0, whatever diameter you want/whatever negative depth you want. You'll then have to apply that new pattern to the part before it will change to the updated version. To get 3 holes on the edge of...
by Daniel Odom
Tue, May 20 2014, 11:27AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: FYI Converting LDE To PDF To DXF
Replies: 3
Views: 930

Re: FYI Converting LDE To PDF To DXF

Cool, thanks for the tip.
by Daniel Odom
Tue, May 20 2014, 10:59AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: FYI Converting LDE To PDF To DXF
Replies: 3
Views: 930

Re: FYI Converting LDE To PDF To DXF

Interesting... but is the pdf vector or an auto-traced raster? Either way I still wouldn't get much use out of LDE but it might be useful for cutting mirrored parts or drawing sections, etc. At this point it doesn't make much sense to not be able to export dxf without having to jump through a bunch ...
by Daniel Odom
Wed, Apr 30 2014, 9:40PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: weight
Replies: 3
Views: 1942

Re: weight

It takes two forklifts to get our 5x10 cs45 in the air if that helps :D
by Daniel Odom
Wed, Apr 30 2014, 9:37PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Tool Not Found
Replies: 2
Views: 911

Re: Tool Not Found

You need a bigger diameter tool for doing the now increased dado cuts, try setting up a .5 inch tool for rout/dado. To figure out what tool you need divide the final width of the dado operation by 2, if your tool is less than this number you will get an error for dados.
by Daniel Odom
Sat, Apr 26 2014, 9:21AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: DXF woes... any ideas?
Replies: 8
Views: 1882

Re: DXF woes... any ideas?

I haven't tried this yet, but if you have autocad there seems to be a lisp routine that can do this.

http://autocadtips.wordpress.com/2011/0 ... to-circle/

Other than that I wouldn't want to have to manually fix that many geometries.
by Daniel Odom
Fri, Apr 18 2014, 11:41AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Problem with LDE Print Preview?
Replies: 2
Views: 747

Re: Problem with LDE Print Preview?

LDE has always been too buggy to be of any real use for me other than verifying part measurements. For something like what you're trying to draw I'd just do it in Sketchup or Draftsight and have more control over the output. It would be great if Ecabinets would at least let you export 2d drawings to...
by Daniel Odom
Wed, Mar 05 2014, 9:15AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: part editor release 13
Replies: 3
Views: 793

Re: part editor release 13

Looks like there is a line connecting the two outline shapes, try deleting it, pocket through the center shape and use profile modeler to create the rebated lip if that's what you're trying to do.
by Daniel Odom
Fri, Jan 17 2014, 11:04AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Is there a way to estimate cut time for a job?
Replies: 4
Views: 1702

Re: Is there a way to estimate cut time for a job?

There is a program called cut-timer available on the cnc automation site that works for non-3d parts and sheets of parts created in control nesting. I tried the demo and it seemed to be reasonably accurate. It lets you adjust parameters to match your setup as well. Most cam programs have basic time ...
by Daniel Odom
Thu, Jan 16 2014, 2:31PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Re: spoil switch and M999, how to access...
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Re: spoil switch and M999, how to access...

Do a file search on the computer for m999, you should find a text file. If you find it you can open it with notepad and edit it and save. You can even create a shortcut to it and pin it to the task bar so it's easy to access.
by Daniel Odom
Fri, Dec 13 2013, 11:34AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: trouble shooting a tool length sensor
Replies: 4
Views: 1516

Re: trouble shooting a tool length sensor

See if there is a build up of dust in it.
by Daniel Odom
Thu, Dec 12 2013, 10:38PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: g60l1 code
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

Re: g60l1 code

Check and see if there is a sensor on the pins; I've had one come loose before which sent a false pins up error to the control.
by Daniel Odom
Thu, Dec 12 2013, 8:14PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: g60l1 code
Replies: 4
Views: 1271

Re: g60l1 code

The g60l1 is some type of input/output code, prob. the pop up pins. The reason it's pausing is prob. because of an m00 code, when you reach that code the machine will pause until you hit the cycle start. I don't think the dash does anything, just a coincidence, the machine started b/c you hit cycle ...
by Daniel Odom
Thu, Dec 12 2013, 10:36AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Problem with nesting editor
Replies: 2
Views: 670

Re: Problem with nesting editor

Have you tried adjusting your print settings?
by Daniel Odom
Thu, Dec 12 2013, 10:32AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Spindle Speed Problem
Replies: 5
Views: 2434

Re: Spindle Speed Problem

The M31 code should prevent this, is it outputting M31 with every tool-change? I have seen one bug that is slightly concerning though, the first tool change changes the rpm value before loading the tool but subsequent tool changes have the rpm value after the tool change, causing the tool to use the...

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