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by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Mar 22 2017, 8:33AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: pocket islands
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: pocket islands

POCKET CLAMP! I knew there was something I was missing, THANKS BRAD!
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Mar 22 2017, 7:42AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: pocket islands
Replies: 2
Views: 418

pocket islands

Is there a way to set up islands in pockets using the DXF layers? I'm doing a piece of text and the interiors of the letters like "O" and "R" are being pocketed out. I have closed vectors and I'm pretty sure they are clean. Does the Island need a dummy depth or something? Thanks ...
by Stuart Douglas
Mon, Mar 20 2017, 12:42PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: today's q-core CN update
Replies: 5
Views: 629

today's q-core CN update

Can someone elaborate on this?
From the release notes:

Cut centerline lines via DXF with changes in Z. (ADDED)

Does the help file get updated with these additional features, so that I can learn how to use them?
by Stuart Douglas
Fri, Mar 10 2017, 8:21AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Nesting issues
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: Nesting issues

Have you Double checked your materials properties? Or changed them since you've created that part in the drawerbox editor? If those check out, I'm out of guesses :beer:
by Stuart Douglas
Thu, Mar 09 2017, 2:19PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Nesting issues
Replies: 7
Views: 900

Re: Nesting issues

I can't speak to the algorithm that lays out parts in the sheet to "maximize" off-fall, but that is frustration I share with you. It would be nice to be able to manually move parts around a bit so the nest is truly optimized. Almost daily, I talk to my machine wondering "Why did you d...
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Feb 01 2017, 8:38AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Change Cabinet numbers?
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Re: Change Cabinet numbers?

I know you could change the number of a cabinet in the batch dialog by right clicking the cabinet number. I've never done it in the custom layout editor, but I'm sure there must be a way.
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Feb 01 2017, 8:35AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Drawer locks
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Re: Drawer locks

It doesn't seem to work that way, there needs to be some numerical value in the bottom inset variable box, and that value seems to drive the relative "Y" positioning. It is rather cumbersome to do the back-figuring to find the correct value for the top inset, based on the other values (dra...
by Stuart Douglas
Mon, Jan 30 2017, 2:04PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Dust shroud/skirt alternatives
Replies: 5
Views: 967

Re: Dust shroud/skirt alternatives

I am also interested in this issue. It would seem to me that a 6" riser/dust shoe would restrict the flow much less. The 4" that's on the machine stock seems to restrict the volume of air that is pulling. It's moving pretty fast, but Ideally you want to move more volume, am I right? Maybe ...
by Stuart Douglas
Tue, Jan 24 2017, 8:44AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Drawer locks
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Drawer locks

Is there a convenient way to set the drawerbox behind a drawerfront a set distance from the top edge of the front, rather than the bottom? When I place a drawer in a cabinet, with the parameters for bottom and top inset, it seems to be always referenced off the bottom of the drawerbox. That is if I ...
by Stuart Douglas
Fri, Dec 16 2016, 11:12AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: DXF will not load
Replies: 9
Views: 3694

Re: DXF will not load

Control Nesting has to iterate through all the entities to piece together an operation. I found some bad geometry at spots on your dxf. I modified the drawing by putting in a few long lines and correcting the non-connected spots with bad geometry. I also segregated each chain for it's own layer. It...
by Stuart Douglas
Tue, Dec 13 2016, 6:47AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: DXF will not load
Replies: 9
Views: 3694

Re: DXF will not load

Will Williamson wrote:Go buy your self a copy of V Carve pro it will pay for itself in a couple of days.


I've been on the fence for while about this software, but have never had a competent person demo it. It looks like great software. I guess its time to put on the headset and roll through the tutorials.
by Stuart Douglas
Mon, Dec 12 2016, 9:27AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: DXF will not load
Replies: 9
Views: 3694

Re: DXF will not load

That's correct. It was a stylized text that I scaled and fit in AI, then saved as DWG for ACAD. I weeded points in the polyline down to about 1/16th of an inch to preserve the shape and form, then converted from polyline to line segments because CN doesn't like polylines. Is there a better way? I do...
by Stuart Douglas
Mon, Dec 12 2016, 7:24AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: DXF will not load
Replies: 9
Views: 3694

DXF will not load

Ive made and remade this dxf file that contains some text for a 2D sign. When I bring it into CN it locks the computer. Hard. Every time. Not sure what I have done wrong or what is causing it. Any help is appreciated, I've been tryin to get this cut for almost a week. :wall:
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Nov 09 2016, 8:00AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Thermwood Cut Center MDF Doors w/Profile Tooling Thermwood Corporation Thermwood Corporation
Replies: 4
Views: 2294

Re: Thermwood Cut Center MDF Doors w/Profile Tooling Thermwood Corporation Thermwood Corporation

My cs43 does this now, I thought. I made mdf doors just the other day using profile modeler in CN. Is the corner cleanup improved, is that the "new" feature?
by Stuart Douglas
Fri, Oct 14 2016, 1:21PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: holes missing from cabinets
Replies: 10
Views: 1558

Re: holes missing from cabinets

At the risk of sounding like a smarta$$, check your boring bit tips. If the pattern is there and the code is right, then you should see your machine try to make the moves, too. Witness the program as it cuts. I've had a bad bit twist the tip right off. Sometimes, the simplest answer is one overlooked.

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