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by Brad McIntosh
Thu, May 11 2017, 8:20AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Error message
Replies: 6
Views: 1884

Re: Error message

I would like to point out that the current version of Control Nesting is 6.0 and was released on March 20th, 2017 ( contrary to what the "Updates" screen states "3/20/ 2016 " ). Your 5.90 version was release January 7th, 2016 . I am not saying that that the newer release will sol...
by Brad McIntosh
Tue, Apr 25 2017, 7:32AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Order of Drilling Stacked Holes
Replies: 7
Views: 1961

Re: Order of Drilling Stacked Holes

Nat, I believe that no matter what the setting for " Do Drills First " is, it only affects the order of operations within each part (drill, dado, pocket, etc). OUTLINE s are ALWAYS * performed last. (*The exception to this is if "Do Profiling Last" is checked. This only applies t...
by Brad McIntosh
Thu, Mar 30 2017, 9:53AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: THM Version 10
Replies: 6
Views: 2202

Re: THM Version 10

A couple of clients have contacted us here at CNC Automation about these "AWOL" icons on the tool bar. We have spoken to Thermwood's "Software Support" and have forwarded our suggestion to "reintroduce" these icons back using the free space available. THM-10_Missing Ico...
by Brad McIntosh
Thu, Mar 23 2017, 12:05PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: today's q-core CN update
Replies: 5
Views: 1762

Re: today's q-core CN update

PLUNGE is only an option for the CENTERLINE layer. START is an option for CENTERLINE , CHAIN COMPIN/OUT and I believe OUTLINE . Might be applicable to POCKET (for the start of the clean-up pass.). ( Not much use with DRILL or DADO .) I do not believe that Thermwood ever intended or marketed the Lay...
by Brad McIntosh
Thu, Mar 23 2017, 11:02AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: today's q-core CN update
Replies: 5
Views: 1762

Re: today's q-core CN update

Stuart, I assume that you work with Layered DXFs... The Control Nesting " HELP " system is usually updated with the general update. In the "updated" HELP (" ie Control Nesting Manual "), under "DXF"->"Defining Layer Names"->"Layer Names" .....
by Brad McIntosh
Wed, Mar 22 2017, 8:11AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: pocket islands
Replies: 2
Views: 1199

Re: pocket islands

Stuart, The answer is yes. You should be able to find the specifications in the DXF Layer section of Control Nesting 's HELP system. The following is taken from a summary document that we provide our Canadian clients. POCKET Z#p### ⋅ Closed region/geometry chain which defines a pocketed ar...
by Brad McIntosh
Fri, Jan 27 2017, 11:06AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: single sided material
Replies: 1
Views: 948

Re: single sided material

Thomas, I would assume that the material is left as is so that there is a consistent material orientation for the operator when loading - namely "Side B Down Against the Table". If what you are asking were an option - and I think it would be a good "user selectable" option in Set...
by Brad McIntosh
Mon, Jan 23 2017, 8:53AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Door with mid rail
Replies: 3
Views: 1927

Re: Door with mid rail

Denis,

Just wondering... Is this for "presentation" only, required info for a cut-list or are you hoping to be able to machine it?
by Brad McIntosh
Mon, Jan 16 2017, 8:49AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cut-out instead of pocket
Replies: 13
Views: 2532

Re: Cut-out instead of pocket

Dan, This may or may not have anything to do with your pocketing issue but... From one of your screen captures, it looks like you are still using Control Nesting 5.93 . That version was from August of 2016 and was available prior to the latest eCabinet Systems 6.1.2/6.1.3 release. Since some of the ...
by Brad McIntosh
Tue, Jan 10 2017, 2:33PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Frameless Corner Cabinet with Angled Front
Replies: 3
Views: 1649

Re: Frameless Corner Cabinet with Angled Front

Nat, As I said - the programmers did an outstanding job and in this instance gave us all the "ultimate". Unfortunately, they did not add a automatic way of "dumbing it down" for a simpler look. If we do get the option, i I would imagine that it would be based on the "Mitered...
by Brad McIntosh
Tue, Jan 10 2017, 1:48PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Frameless Corner Cabinet with Angled Front
Replies: 3
Views: 1649

Re: Frameless Corner Cabinet with Angled Front

Nat, I believe that the development team assumed that these front edges of the angled corner cabinet sides would ALWAYS be manually mitered. The "extra" materiel left is calculated based on the materiel thickness and the actual angle of the front face. This is an elegant feature that I am ...
by Brad McIntosh
Thu, Nov 10 2016, 4:53PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: sheet diagrams out of order
Replies: 1
Views: 1290

Re: sheet diagrams out of order

I will guess that the sorting is alphabetical . Sheet 1 Sheet 10 Sheet 11 Sheet 12 Sheet 13 Sheet 14 Sheet 15 Sheet 16 Sheet 17 Sheet 18 Sheet 19 Sheet 2 Sheet 20 Sheet 21 Sheet 22 Sheet 23 Sheet 24 Sheet 25 : Similar to how Windows sorts file names. That is why many developers will name their files...
by Brad McIntosh
Tue, Nov 01 2016, 11:15AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Control Nesting 5.95 PSA FOR METRIC USERS
Replies: 5
Views: 3607

Re: Control Nesting 5.95 PSA FOR METRIC USERS

Larry, Perhaps those "(in/min)" should not be removed per say. Instead, perhaps they should reflect the MACHINE UNITS - as a reminder to the operator as to what unit type is expected. So if the machine is configured in IMPERIAL, then display "(in/min)" or if METRIC, then "(m...
by Brad McIntosh
Fri, Aug 19 2016, 9:47AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: nesting off fall and added sheets automatically?
Replies: 2
Views: 1497

Re: nesting off fall and added sheets automatically?

John, I do not believe so. As I understand it... It is assumed that all of the OFF-FALLS recorded by Control Nesting may not necessarily be available. This situation of an "AWAL OFF-FALL" is possible because some other area of the shop may have taken the OFF-FALL and used it in a manual pr...
by Brad McIntosh
Thu, Jul 28 2016, 10:06AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: error
Replies: 5
Views: 2044

Re: error

Josh... Why two out of three worked (or appeared to work - Depending on the direction, the first "lobe" was starting out on the correct spot since the straight line and the first arc had an actual intersection during the compensation calculations. Therefore the INCREMENTAL ARC CENTER (defi...

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