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by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Sep 14 2016, 8:55AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Bug in stretcher editor?
Replies: 6
Views: 2208

Re: Bug in stretcher editor?

Definitely a glitch in the editor. Something to do with the order in which setting are changed. I took a previously designed cabinet, eliminated the partitions due to the reduced cabinet width ( and thus had to redo the fixed shelves), then added the fixed shelves back in. The phantom "stretche...
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Aug 24 2016, 7:14AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: standard outline cutter on MDF material
Replies: 8
Views: 3355

Re: standard outline cutter on MDF material

I believe that TOOLING GROUPS is the answer. I have Tooling groups set up for materials of similar thicknesses. However, some materials have different densities and require different tools, they have their own groups. That is, I tool 12mm MDF with an entirely different tool (and thus group) than I w...
by Stuart Douglas
Thu, Jun 23 2016, 1:40PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Drawerbox with an interior partition
Replies: 5
Views: 3346

Re: Drawerbox with an interior partition

These workarounds are great, and certainly get the job done. Scott, I love your videos! I need to binge watch them all and really spread my wings. I hope the software team is working on being able to do this in the drawerbox editor just the same. It's kind of a critical component for many types of c...
by Stuart Douglas
Tue, Jun 21 2016, 7:54AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Drawerbox with an interior partition
Replies: 5
Views: 3346

Drawerbox with an interior partition

Has anyone come up with a systemic way of accomplishing this? A great example would be a lateral file cabinet that has been divided to facilitate files running front to back instead of side to side. The only work around I can see is to make the drawer as a separate cabinet and associate. This could ...
by Stuart Douglas
Mon, Apr 25 2016, 8:14AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Material Thickness
Replies: 2
Views: 1590

Re: Material Thickness

You can change thickness at the machine if you add materials. but things don't generally go well when you do this since the reference face is always against the spoil-board. I've done it for one offs, or just used the thickness that was very close, for Jobs where the change is negligible. BUT it is ...
by Stuart Douglas
Tue, Mar 29 2016, 12:43PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: eCabinet Productivity
Replies: 25
Views: 7952

Re: eCabinet Productivity

For us the time problem comes in when I customize everything. And unfortunately I attract customize jobs. Hit the nail right on the head. We are a custom shop. Mostly frameless, institutional casework. BUT, every job has half a dozen weird or souped up versions of cabinets I've built hundreds of ti...
by Stuart Douglas
Tue, Feb 09 2016, 1:02PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Profile Modeler MDF door corners
Replies: 5
Views: 4733

Re: Profile Modeler MDF door corners

The mitered corner box is checked. I roughed out with the 1/2 downcut, then 1/4 downcut, then went to our 1/8 ballnose. The fillet is still at the 1/2 diam. but the inside, where the "panel" meets the "stile/rail" is finished with the 1/8 ballnose. This has got me thoroughly flum...
by Stuart Douglas
Mon, Feb 08 2016, 2:22PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Profile Modeler MDF door corners
Replies: 5
Views: 4733

Re: Profile Modeler MDF door corners

Over a hundred looks and no-one seems to know how, or has had the same problem? Hard to believe! :shock:
by Stuart Douglas
Thu, Feb 04 2016, 11:28AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Profile Modeler MDF door corners
Replies: 5
Views: 4733

Profile Modeler MDF door corners

It has been some time since I was trained on the Profile modeler. I was able to get a setup going and a door cut using an asymmetric tool that I created. It is supposed to match an existing thermoform door, but we are just painting ours to match since it is a one-off. My question is this: In the att...
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Feb 03 2016, 12:21PM
Forum: Design Sharing
Topic: making one cabinet side longer than the other
Replies: 4
Views: 5466

Re: making one cabinet side longer than the other

You can set a negative inset in the construction settings for your cabinet. I do this, for example when an upper gets under cabinet lighting and a valence, at the end of a run to hide the lighting and accommodate the height of the valence.
by Stuart Douglas
Mon, Jan 25 2016, 7:28AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: square off fall
Replies: 1
Views: 1974

Re: square off fall

ours cuts the same way and I always wondered as well. The difference is about 1/16" or less, so i never worried about it.
by Stuart Douglas
Fri, Jan 08 2016, 12:32PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Part exists but failed to nest
Replies: 5
Views: 3318

Re: Part exists but failed to nest

Hope this attachment works.
by Stuart Douglas
Fri, Jan 08 2016, 11:02AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Part exists but failed to nest
Replies: 5
Views: 3318

Re: Part exists but failed to nest

What would cause a part or parts to "fail to nest?" I'm not sure what the cause of the problem is and cannot repeatably replicate it. It is also showing up in my cutlist as an omitted part. I just wish I knew what I was doing wrong and how I can fix it. I don't like gremlins in my machine!
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Jan 06 2016, 10:21AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Part exists but failed to nest
Replies: 5
Views: 3318

Part exists but failed to nest

This error seems to happen now and again so I wonder if It is something I'm doing. The error is almost always a drawer part, or multiple parts of the same drawer. Ecabs kicks the error when I nest before writing to CNC, but if I bring the CNC file to the control, it seems to be fine and the part is ...
by Stuart Douglas
Fri, Oct 16 2015, 7:50AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: nesting configuration
Replies: 7
Views: 2388

Re: nesting configuration

Ive solved the drawer part problem by running the last sheet first before, not ideal but it does work. Also, there is a nesting option for outline order that will cut parts smallest to largest in the control nesting parameters. That also helps. I still get some pieces kicked from the edges from time...

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