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by Brad McIntosh
Sat, May 05 2007, 10:07AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Handle Holes and MORE hinges PLEASE
Replies: 3
Views: 1248

More Hinges Please....

Thom, As you are aware, in eCab the 3rd Hinge is added when the door height meets/exceeds the \"Door Height Required to Add Center Hinge\" parameter found on the [Add Door/Drawer Settings] in the Construction Settings dialog. I had previously made the following suggestion - If this paramet...
by Brad McIntosh
Thu, Feb 08 2007, 7:12PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: multi-panel doors
Replies: 12
Views: 4015

Multi-Panel Doors - Update

Just thought I would let everyone know that the \"Multi-Panel Doors\" that Jonathan saw when visiting a Thermwood owner's facility were not being produce via eCabinet's by rather with an MDF door production package that is offered by Thermwood. Although, as many of you have displayed above...
by Brad McIntosh
Sun, Jan 28 2007, 9:35AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: A BIG Thank You -- Calmark Cabinets --
Replies: 6
Views: 3706

-- Calmark Cabinets --

Way to Go Rob! You know you've done a good job when someone takes the time a make a \"Thank You\" posting. It's always great to hear some praise for one of our Canadian clients and friends.

Cheers to Wally too. Nice job.
by Brad McIntosh
Sun, Oct 29 2006, 11:49AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: pocket screw slots
Replies: 4
Views: 2151

Pocket Screw \"Slot\" machining on a Thermwood

David, I've seen this done on a Thermwood. One method (the esiest and most affordable) is by programming a linear cutting move (the length and final depth will determine the angle of the slope) that starts just above the material and ramps down to the final depth that you require. The sloped slot is...
by Brad McIntosh
Mon, Oct 23 2006, 9:38AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: negative number in fixture offset table
Replies: 6
Views: 2482

RE:Negative Numbers in the Fixture Offset Table...

Michael, 5 Axis.. hmmm... If the you require negative offsets in the X and/or Y axis' and you are using the Fixture Offset Table and a G52L# to access them, then it is most likely a case that your ToolPlane Origin in Mastercam is too far to the left and/or below your part (in a TOP down GView). PM m...
by Brad McIntosh
Fri, Oct 20 2006, 12:35AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: negative number in fixture offset table
Replies: 6
Views: 2482

RE:Negative Numbers in the Fixture Offset Table...

Hmmmm... Seeing as values in the Fixture Offset Table normally refer to absolute distances away from the home position, they would normally be in the following ranges: X Axis: 0 to Length of-table (a positive value) Y Axis: 0 to Width-of-table (a positive value) Z Axis: 0 to Surface-of-Table (a nega...
by Brad McIntosh
Wed, Aug 16 2006, 5:54PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: DXF files loading and cutting
Replies: 2
Views: 2754

Working with DXF files....

BTW: Your Vellum Draft may be fine for creating layered DXF files. Can’t really say. If there are individuals that are looking for a tool to produce layered DXF files, Mastercam Design LT is available. (The LT stands for \"Lite\"). This version of Mastercam is a drawing only package and co...
by Brad McIntosh
Wed, Aug 16 2006, 5:43PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: DXF files loading and cutting
Replies: 2
Views: 2754

DXFs and the Control Nesting Manual

Brent, Follow the following link. It will take you to the Online Control Nesting Manual. On the menu to the left you will find a section on DXF - formats, layer names, etc... Control Nesting Manual Hope that helps... BTW: There is also a section at the bottom titled: Unique Requirements for Software...
by Brad McIntosh
Wed, Aug 16 2006, 1:41PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Tool Diameter
Replies: 16
Views: 4903

Pocketing and Cutter Comp

David, I have not verified it but are you saying that the clean-up pass around the perimeter of the pocket is NOT performed with cutter comp active? I can understand the actual clearing zig-zag or spiral being pure centerline - offset by CN to avoid gouging the final perimeter. CAD/CAM packages do t...
by Brad McIntosh
Wed, Aug 16 2006, 1:31PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Tool Diameter
Replies: 16
Views: 4903

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: 2290

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: 4903

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: 4903

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: 4903

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: 4903

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 ...

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