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by Brad McIntosh
Wed, Aug 16 2006, 1:31PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Tool Diameter
Replies: 16
Views: 3135

Subsitiue Tools

David, The SUBSTITUE TOOL number was intended for those who were doing LONG production runs. In these situations, many times a tool may become dull and begin to effect/affect (??) the cut quality. If the average tool life in hours is determined and entered in to the Tool Table - then a SUBSTITUE \&q...
by Brad McIntosh
Tue, Aug 15 2006, 11:53PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Tool measureing feed rate
Replies: 4
Views: 1494

Tool Measuring...

Most of the time what makes the whole measuring process seem to take forever (and it really doesn't but...) is the starting location in Z. It is possible that the variable in the M999 that tells the control where to drop down to in Z before starting its initial step down loop is 0 or other small val...
by Brad McIntosh
Tue, Aug 15 2006, 8:15AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Tool Diameter
Replies: 16
Views: 3135

Tools...

Bill, Then that is where the specification should then allow someone like yourself to go ahead and specify a tool number. They should then only put those instructions in very fine print at the end of the manual. ;) That way people that do not need the \"TOOL NUMBER\" thing can avoid proble...
by Brad McIntosh
Tue, Aug 15 2006, 7:47AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Tool Diameter
Replies: 16
Views: 3135

Control Nesting tooling

Bill, I see your point. Perhaps a \"hybred\" could be worked out. Something that would specify the \"theoretical\" tool diameter and a TOOL-NAME to match for. This way the genreral aim of the \"not-too-specific\" layer names is not lost but IF a tool that matches BOTH t...
by Brad McIntosh
Tue, Aug 15 2006, 7:10AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Tool Diameter
Replies: 16
Views: 3135

Tool Specifications

Bill, After reading your post a second time, it triggered another idea that I had had.. (I'll try and be short this time! haha) What if within Tool Manager, not only would we define the \"theoretical\" and \"actual\" tool diameters (for my first idea), but also a general descript...
by Brad McIntosh
Tue, Aug 15 2006, 6:57AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Tool Diameter
Replies: 16
Views: 3135

Tool Diameter

Bill, There is a VERY GOOD reason why tool numbers are defined on the layer names. By NOT defining actual tool numbers, the DXF files are not suppose to be \"machine specific\". That is to say that, the DXF can be sent to ANY machine, as long as the tools with any specified diameters that ...
by Brad McIntosh
Mon, Aug 14 2006, 9:06PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Tool Diameter
Replies: 16
Views: 3135

Tool Diameter

What would make Control Nestings handling of DXF files even more amazing would be the following: In the Tool Table (Tool Manager) - 1. Have a field for the \"theoretical\" tool diameter. So, a 1/2\" tool would be 0.500. (Sharpened or not. It reflects what it is *suppose* to be or orig...
by Brad McIntosh
Sat, Jul 22 2006, 1:18AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cadcode quickcam and thermwood
Replies: 2
Views: 1166

Neville, I have personally integrated or have helped to integrate a couple of other brands of cabinet software that produced nested based code for a Thermwood. Virtually all of the systems out there, yours included, should be able to create functional code for a Thermwood. The 91000 and newer GEN2 c...
by Brad McIntosh
Wed, Jul 19 2006, 11:01PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: AFL class in Atlanta at the IWF?
Replies: 18
Views: 5974

Joe, The thing that makes this capability (the use of AFL to augment or parameter-ize a program) differ from others is... well.. is that it is available and that it is included with every control. No additional fees. I have seen other control systems that have \"macro\" and/or \"varia...
by Brad McIntosh
Wed, Jul 19 2006, 10:18PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Odd machine motion
Replies: 1
Views: 930

Andy, If you haven’t already, I would suggest that you speak to someone in Technical Services at Therwood. As with all of the versions of Thermwood's control system, I am sure that there were probably a couple - if not numerous - interim \"versions\" of the software for the 91. My guess is...
by Brad McIntosh
Mon, Jul 17 2006, 2:14PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Controlling cut direction with Centerline layer in DXF
Replies: 6
Views: 1573

Centerline Woes...

BUMP!

David... did you resolve your \"issue\"??

Just wondering...
by Brad McIntosh
Tue, Jul 11 2006, 8:41AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Controlling cut direction with Centerline layer in DXF
Replies: 6
Views: 1573

Ceterline - Cut Direction

David, I believe the reason it does this is, well basically, if you are doing a CENTERLINE operation eCabinets cannot determine which side is the \"good edge\". (It's kinda like driving down the middle of the road... you're half-right no matter what direction!) You might want to consider t...
by Brad McIntosh
Mon, Jul 10 2006, 5:27PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: AFL class in Atlanta at the IWF?
Replies: 18
Views: 5974

AFL EXAMPLE - As an example and reference only!

Okay - here goes... !!! THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF SOME AFL'S SIMPLE FUNCTIONS. BRAD MCINTOSH, CNC AUTOMATION NOR THERMWOOD TAKE ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR DAMAGES CAUSED BY TRYING TO EXECUTE THIS CODE. PLEASE DO NOT RUN THIS ON YOUR MACHINE. IF YOU DO, IT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK !!! What follows is an example o...
by Brad McIntosh
Fri, Jul 07 2006, 2:58PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: AFL class in Atlanta at the IWF?
Replies: 18
Views: 5974

AFL - Development tools...

Yes Dan it does!

Neat stuff like...

Notepad with Cut and Paste, Calculator and errr.... that's about it.

:D
by Brad McIntosh
Fri, Jul 07 2006, 2:25PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Flip Operations Fence
Replies: 20
Views: 4071

Looks like Jason has some pull with the programmers! <smile> 7/05/06 - The latest version of Control Nesting is v4.94. * KD operations not being done as drill operation in some cases (FIXED) * Wasteboard option for flip ops in settings (ADDED) * Ability to add a macro at header and/or footer for eac...

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