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by Daniel Odom
Sun, Jun 23 2013, 11:42AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Pilot holes for Lock Dado
Replies: 5
Views: 1917

Re: Pilot holes for Lock Dado

Doesn't seem to be a straight forward way to do it other than A) make a multi hole pattern and apply as a single or B) use RTA joinery>part editor/save edges>change joinery to full dado> part editor/ load pattern.
by Daniel Odom
Thu, Jun 20 2013, 9:49AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Thin Strip of Material at End of Tenon
Replies: 10
Views: 2569

Re: Thin Strip of Material at End of Tenon

Can't say I've had this problem, I don't think I have any special settings, usually just use 50% of mat. thickness and .375 deep with .015 depth/fit clearance. I use the same .375 diameter comp. tool for dado, tenons and outlines in most cases.
by Daniel Odom
Thu, Jun 20 2013, 9:23AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: tool numbering
Replies: 2
Views: 1017

Re: tool numbering

You might want to archive all of your older programs until you get a chance to comb them over for any unforeseen errors.
by Daniel Odom
Thu, Jun 20 2013, 9:21AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: drilling holes?
Replies: 10
Views: 2460

Re: drilling holes?

I'll add that I like to keep my operations separate even if the operations are using the same tool. For example, if I want to set up T1 to drill, but will also use it to rout, I'll set up an op. with T1 to drill, then set up another op. to rout with T1. Makes it easier to connect the dots as to why ...
by Daniel Odom
Mon, Jun 17 2013, 12:52PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Thin Strip of Material at End of Tenon
Replies: 10
Views: 2569

Re: Thin Strip of Material at End of Tenon

Use a larger diameter tool for the tenons by listing your rout/dado tools in order of largest to smallest diameter in your tool setup @ the machine. You may have to adjust your tenon thickness or depth/tenon length depending on your tooling setup.
by Daniel Odom
Wed, Jun 12 2013, 11:13AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Fixed shelf Screw holes
Replies: 8
Views: 1709

Re: Fixed shelf Screw holes

Hi, If you need the holes to match a 32mm pattern so you can drill the shelf with a 32mm drill it is impossible to use the RTA pattern unless I am missing something. If you just need holes evenly spaced it will work well. Gerry Maybe you could create an "rta" pattern that has a hole at 0,...
by Daniel Odom
Tue, Jun 11 2013, 10:35AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: eCabs crashes when trying to print to PDF writer
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Re: eCabs crashes when trying to print to PDF writer

I'm using image printer pro, works great.
by Daniel Odom
Tue, Jun 11 2013, 10:29AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Drill Bank Plunge rate
Replies: 10
Views: 4339

Re: Drill Bank Plunge rate

Your numbers sound right to me, is the chipping really that bad? There's always a little bit of chipping on the top when using the v-point but it's not enough for me to worry about. I've tried higher rpm's/feedrate and that seemed to make it worse. Sometimes the material can be a factor as well. May...
by Daniel Odom
Tue, Jun 04 2013, 8:17PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Problem using 1/2" outline bit
Replies: 4
Views: 1323

Re: Problem using 1/2" outline bit

Are you using any material groups with tabs?
by Daniel Odom
Fri, May 31 2013, 5:06AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Resetting Control Nesting settings
Replies: 3
Views: 1426

Re: Resetting Control Nesting settings

Maybe do a system restore or re-install control nesting would be my best guess. I always re-install control nesting whenever things get really weird without an apparent reason. I'd try and contact thermwood first though, the nestlib thing doesn't sound right, tool error is pretty normal if you don't...
by Daniel Odom
Wed, May 29 2013, 5:20PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Set of draws that won't nest
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: Set of draws that won't nest

Perhaps it's your material size? Nested okay for me other than the sheet being bigger than my table.
by Daniel Odom
Fri, May 24 2013, 5:33PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: General questions
Replies: 3
Views: 964

Re: General questions

Pedro, you can change that number to 3.17mm to match thickness of your saw blade kerf. You can change it to any thickness you want and the nest diagram will change according to your input value. If not using a cnc you can leave it as your saw thickness and not have to worry about it. For CNC, 3/8&qu...
by Daniel Odom
Tue, May 21 2013, 10:55AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Machine all of the sudden is slowing down on the ramp in thr
Replies: 4
Views: 1780

Re: Machine all of the sudden is slowing down on the ramp in

I've experienced glitches with the control nesting material group settings "bleeding through" to other groups when using multiple materials, most notably when using tabs in one group but not another. If I only have one type of material they work as they should. Even if I click ignore group...
by Daniel Odom
Thu, May 16 2013, 10:04AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Cutting letters from DXF...issue?
Replies: 3
Views: 895

Re: Cutting letters from DXF...issue?

Zoom in on the letter and look for breaks or overlapping. Hard to say without looking at the file though. Maybe try putting a fillet in that corner with a radius a little larger than the tool radius. Also, don't use cutter comp.
by Daniel Odom
Thu, Apr 25 2013, 5:37PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Cabinets leaving a blue trail
Replies: 13
Views: 3070

Re: Cabinets leaving a blue trail

Denis L'Heureux wrote:Thanks Daniel but there are no such settings on Windows 8....all gone are the days of adjusting hardware acceleration.


Windows 8 sounds terrible so far, I think I'll wait for the next version.

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