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by Stuart Douglas
Fri, Jan 08 2016, 12:32PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Part exists but failed to nest
Replies: 5
Views: 2324

Re: Part exists but failed to nest

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by Stuart Douglas
Fri, Jan 08 2016, 11:02AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Part exists but failed to nest
Replies: 5
Views: 2324

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: 2324

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: 1767

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...
by Stuart Douglas
Thu, Sep 24 2015, 8:53AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: keyboard trackpad
Replies: 7
Views: 5205

Re: keyboard trackpad

Hello Stuart, Sorry your track pad is responding erratically. I suggest you call our toll free service number, where you'll get a much quicker response than posting on this forum. Toll Free Service, (800) 221-3865. Dennis Thanks for the fast response, I was out of town for the last week, so it wasn...
by Stuart Douglas
Mon, Sep 14 2015, 8:12AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: keyboard trackpad
Replies: 7
Views: 5205

keyboard trackpad

The keyboard track-pad on our unit is not responding consistently to normal fingertip pressure. the cursor movement is erratic and super frustrating. Has anyone else had this problem? What is the best stuff to try and clean it? it is puffed off frequently during use and does not look "grimy.&qu...
by Stuart Douglas
Mon, Aug 31 2015, 6:46AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Drawer Standoffs and hardware PTN's
Replies: 5
Views: 1498

Re: Drawer Standoffs and hardware PTN's

Thanks for the help, gang. That story about the tea set makes me cringe! I guess there is no harm in having the extra holes in the side without standoffs, I'll just make them shallow holes to mark the locations above and below. maybe the dev's can think about adding this feature in the future.
by Stuart Douglas
Fri, Aug 28 2015, 1:13PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Drawer Standoffs and hardware PTN's
Replies: 5
Views: 1498

Drawer Standoffs and hardware PTN's

I have a base cabinet that has pullouts inside of a left hinged base. I need to put standoffs on the hinge side of the drawer slide to clear the door and hinge hardware. Is there a way to specify a different hardware pattern for each side of a drawerbox? The left side will use the standoff and has h...
by Stuart Douglas
Thu, Aug 06 2015, 7:51AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: multi-piece components
Replies: 1
Views: 981

multi-piece components

Here's a great idea ;) I often need to make cabinet components in more than one piece because of stock size limitations. Mostly cabinet backs (open cabinets) or sides (tall narrow Cabinets). It would be great if there was a function to split a cabinet component in half or even better on a partition ...
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Jun 24 2015, 5:48AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Truncated Layer Names on DXF
Replies: 4
Views: 2407

Re: Truncated Layer Names on DXF

Oh well, for some reason the screenshot won't upload. Read the DXF section of the manual though, it explains it. "new?" My Manual is from last year and yes we call out the diameter of the tooling in the layer name. Is there a better way? Do you have a template file (like DXFLAYERS.dxf) th...
by Stuart Douglas
Tue, Jun 23 2015, 1:37PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Truncated Layer Names on DXF
Replies: 4
Views: 2407

Truncated Layer Names on DXF

Iv'e run into a problem involving the layer names in my dxf file(s). It seems that the R12 DXF only supports up to 26 characters in the layer names in the file. I have exceeded that amount and it seems to be causing a CN error where it thinks the thickness required is 0.000. Has anyone else run into...
by Stuart Douglas
Thu, Jun 18 2015, 1:56PM
Forum: Customer Tools
Topic: miterfolding solid surface
Replies: 8
Views: 5307

Re: miterfolding solid surface

Hi Stuart, We use the 91 degree amana bit regularly with great results. Perhaps you need to set a max pen value for the tool if you have not done so already? Hope this helps, jnr Ive been screwing around and it seems the 91 degree bit will work, but you need to run it ridiculously slow. I set the p...
by Stuart Douglas
Fri, Jun 05 2015, 8:28AM
Forum: Customer Tools
Topic: miterfolding solid surface
Replies: 8
Views: 5307

Re: miterfolding solid surface

Zach, I'll bet the amana insert bit would work great on MDF or plywood, and I'll keep the bit (I chased the slot for the insert with a dremel cut off tool and an ignition file, should be usable again) for miter folding soft stuff like that, but SS is just too dense and brittle to make this an effect...
by Stuart Douglas
Thu, Jun 04 2015, 9:06AM
Forum: Customer Tools
Topic: miterfolding solid surface
Replies: 8
Views: 5307

Re: miterfolding solid surface

After digging around on the internet and talking to some product reps, it looks like miterfolding on the CNC is only a practical process on a 5 axis machine running a bit like a molding head. The issue is that on the z axis, tip velocity is practically 0. Lesson Learned. :(
by Stuart Douglas
Wed, Jun 03 2015, 12:24PM
Forum: Customer Tools
Topic: miterfolding solid surface
Replies: 8
Views: 5307

Re: miterfolding solid surface

Edit: I ran this bit @ 180 IPM, just tested a speed up to 200 and it snapped the insert and ruined the bit :wall:

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