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by BenRatt
Wed, Jan 13 2010, 9:21AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Import Batch From Excel
Replies: 7
Views: 936

Re: Import Batch From Excel

That's cool. I didn't know you could do that. Sorry I can't help you with the new version though, but thanks for teaching me something!
by BenRatt
Mon, Jan 11 2010, 4:16PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Shop drawings package sample
Replies: 12
Views: 1894

Re: Shop drawings package sample

Brad, we are a commercial shop and had this same issue. We have overcome it by outsourcing our shop drawings and then using those drawings to know what to program in ecabs. It's a much cheaper way than investing in 30K of software that takes years to learn. Although I know ACAD, outsourcing our shop...
by BenRatt
Wed, Dec 23 2009, 7:18AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: overhead vacuum
Replies: 1
Views: 503

overhead vacuum

Does anybody have an overhead vacuum setup to vacuum the sawdust off the table after a sheet is ran? If so I'd love to see how you engineered it. Right now we have a shop vac style hose plumbed into the dust collector and we vac off the big stuff and then blow off the fine dust. Problem for us is it...
by BenRatt
Sun, Dec 06 2009, 5:50PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: edgebanding and part editor
Replies: 2
Views: 529

edgebanding and part editor

I've noticed in part editor that when I take an edgebanded slab door/drawer into the part editor, the edgebanding is subtracted from the part, showing only the panel without the edgebanding (the dimensions displayed at the top of the screen reflect this too.). But, when I take a cabinet part like a ...
by BenRatt
Tue, Nov 17 2009, 11:16PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Programming Outsource
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: Programming Outsource

I use the KD fitting settings instead of part editor. For the KD fitting I use a dowel program that I got from Jason S. If you search this forum you will find it. As far as the horizontal drilling I use another machine- an Accu-Systems HVPP CNC drilling machine. You could use a manual 32mm construct...
by BenRatt
Mon, Nov 16 2009, 11:36AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Programming Outsource
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Programming Outsource

I am looking for someone to outsource ecab programming to on an as needed basis. Person should have at least 2 yrs experience with ecabs. Should also have 2 yrs experience with ACAD and Autodesk Design Review. Shop drawings will be forwarded in ACAD/Design Review and cabinets will be designed from t...
by BenRatt
Fri, Aug 07 2009, 7:49AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: same sheet part location info?
Replies: 0
Views: 542

same sheet part location info?

What does the message "listing same sheet part location information" (and then the option to cancel it) mean when nesting? That is a newer message and I'm wondering if there is some new feature that I'm missing out on. Thks
by BenRatt
Thu, Jul 30 2009, 10:55PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Finished side out instead of in
Replies: 3
Views: 667

Finished side out instead of in

Not a gripe, just a suggestion- Would anybody out there vote to make a check box option to have the finished side out instead of facing in? This could be in the construction settings dialog.I do a lot of integral laminate finished ends and have to list that material as "upside down" b/c by...
by BenRatt
Thu, Jul 09 2009, 11:46AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: KD fittings on a drawer box
Replies: 5
Views: 1002

Re: KD fittings on a drawer box

Scott, I'm having another issue with KD fittings on drawer boxes. I've modified a fitting to be a dowel and on the right side of the box I can inset the bottom dowel 1.5" and the top 1", but on the left side I can only set the insets equal. Is this the same problem as before?
by BenRatt
Sun, Jun 21 2009, 7:54PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: A cardboard box
Replies: 10
Views: 4695

Re: A cardboard box

Try http://www.packmeister.com (may not export as DXF) or http://www.conservation-by-design.co.uk "kasemake" . It's funny because we had to custom make some boxes this past week for the first time. The box supplier wanted a $300 setup fee and we only needed 8 boxes. I drew them in ACAD and...
by BenRatt
Mon, May 18 2009, 12:54PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Z Axis Oscillation
Replies: 5
Views: 960

Re: Z Axis Oscillation

Sounds good. It is funny that I ran across this when I did. Last week my tooling guy and I were looking at some compression bits that were fine except for a notch where the laminate had worn the carbide down. He said some shops vary the depth of cut into their wasteboard to try and drag out the life...
by BenRatt
Mon, May 18 2009, 10:47AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Z Axis Oscillation
Replies: 5
Views: 960

Re: Z Axis Oscillation

Is there any plans to add it to CN? I don't think we'd ever use it having to manually add the code in. That would take forever even on a smalll cabinet run.
by BenRatt
Sat, May 16 2009, 1:36PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Z Axis Oscillation
Replies: 5
Views: 960

Z Axis Oscillation

I was reading the new Gen 2 Controller manual and I came across a mention of being able to oscillate the Z axis to slow cutter wear when cutting laminate. I can't find any other info about this feature is it in CN 5.47?
by BenRatt
Mon, May 04 2009, 8:17AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: constriant manager
Replies: 1
Views: 322

constriant manager

Is there a way to keep holes centered in a panel with the constraint manager? For instance holes for 4" wire pulls for a drawer front? This way if the width or height of the drawer front was changed it would keep those holes centered top to bottom and left to right.
by BenRatt
Wed, Mar 04 2009, 4:21PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Color Coded Labels
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: Color Coded Labels

Yea, I know they won't work with the Dymo, but I can't find the interface to select the color option with sheet labels in the print dialogue of Control Nesting.

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