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by Brad McIntosh
Wed, Dec 09 2015, 3:49PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Hinged Doors
Replies: 8
Views: 3862

Re: Hinged Doors

Just putting in my two cents (err nickel - Canadian cents are no more!)... We have a client that uses top hinged doors in certain upper cabinets. Apart from the given upper hinges and the machining required, there system also has mounting holes (pattern) for an assisting mechanism on both gables. So...
by Brad McIntosh
Fri, Nov 20 2015, 10:34AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Flip ops first problem
Replies: 2
Views: 2939

Re: Flip ops first problem

Forrest,

Are we to assume that you are using the latest Control Nesting 5.89?
by Brad McIntosh
Fri, Nov 13 2015, 11:55AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: limits on table
Replies: 1
Views: 2709

Re: limits on table

Steve,

Someone from CNC Automation's Service Department will try and contact you about this as soon as possible.

Let me know via email if you do not hear from them in the next little while.
by Brad McIntosh
Thu, Nov 12 2015, 1:58PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: "Duplicate" DXF entities
Replies: 8
Views: 4462

Re: "Duplicate" DXF entities

Jeremy,

Can you post your DXF?
by Brad McIntosh
Thu, Nov 12 2015, 1:51PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: "Duplicate" DXF entities
Replies: 8
Views: 4462

Re: "Duplicate" DXF entities

Jeremy, Well, 0.01mm is just under 0.0004". Perhaps you can try 0.03mm which would would result in an approximately 0.0012" "shift" - something that Control Nesting (CN) may better differentiate AND is really not that much of a variance when machining. Note: I have not tried this...
by Brad McIntosh
Tue, Oct 27 2015, 7:43AM
Forum: Lounge
Topic: fixturing
Replies: 1
Views: 3332

Re: fixturing

Check out NEMI... http://www.nemi.com/grid_table_fixturing.htm The beauty of this system is that with a full NEMI GRID mounted on your table, you can always run a D-SEAL around the outer perimeter, remove all the plugs and place a full SPOILBOARD on top in order to continue to use the machine as a f...
by Brad McIntosh
Thu, Aug 27 2015, 7:31AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Flips not lining up?
Replies: 9
Views: 5575

Re: Flips not lining up?

We have been directing our clients to use a "flip fence" exactly like that for almost 20 years. It was necessary to perform back machining operations for mullion doors produced with Panelmetrix. We currently provide our clients with a small program that will allow them to create a "fl...
by Brad McIntosh
Thu, Aug 27 2015, 7:27AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Best Method Of Inverting Z axis
Replies: 2
Views: 2994

Re: Best Method Of Inverting Z axis

Be careful to review the other axis as well... Thermwood's machines have used "right-hand rule" for decades. You will want to check and see if you software "rotates" the X and Y axis in order to stay relative to the +Z downward direction. (This would be "Inverted right-hand ...
by Brad McIntosh
Wed, Jul 29 2015, 2:22PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Output an image to popup with AFL
Replies: 6
Views: 5013

Re: Output an image to popup with AFL

Hmmmmm... Sorry... for both the "New Generation COntrol Only" solution AND that you are limited to the old pre-2000 OS/2 based controller. Although, if it still cuts and makes money! Can't complain about that. NOTE: Even on the newer generation controls, the AFL Print Window is limited to ...
by Brad McIntosh
Wed, Jul 29 2015, 10:06AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Output an image to popup with AFL
Replies: 6
Views: 5013

Re: Output an image to popup with AFL

Eric, On the newer generation of THM controls you can try the following: % Execute/launch "image" or "PDF" in the background and then proceed on... % >> Make sure that path and filename does not contain spaces and exists! [NEWPROC,"CALL", "BACK", "CMD.EXE...
by Brad McIntosh
Wed, Jul 15 2015, 9:19AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Drill adj shelf bottom for shelf pin
Replies: 13
Views: 3703

Re: Drill adj shelf bottom for shelf pin

I knew if I spouted something about using a KD pattern that the smarties like Jeremy would come out with the process. Hopefully the extra holes in the modified KD pattern (2 above and 2 below) will work. With a "phantom shelf" adding the line boring, you would have to make sure the positio...
by Brad McIntosh
Tue, Jul 14 2015, 12:50PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Drill adj shelf bottom for shelf pin
Replies: 13
Views: 3703

Re: Drill adj shelf bottom for shelf pin

Sometime ago, I believe someone had asked about small slots in the bottom that would correspond to the pins - in order to keep the shelves from sliding forwards AND to conceal the pins.

Perhaps a special KD pattern could both of these things?
by Brad McIntosh
Wed, Jul 08 2015, 7:03AM
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Would like to post ecab pics and final pics
Replies: 3
Views: 4542

Re: Would like to post ecab pics and final pics

JR, My 5 cents* would be that - it is better to upload the pictures as they can be viewed directly. People can then review the smaller representations and "click-to-enlarge" as they go. A ZIP file would require people to download the ZIP and unarchive it before they can view the pictures -...
by Brad McIntosh
Fri, Jul 03 2015, 11:26AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: a material nests but wont allow to write cnc
Replies: 8
Views: 6422

Re: a material nests but wont allow to write cnc

Chris,

Where are the source file from? eCabinet Systems, Layered DXFs, Excel List or Manual Input?

What version of Control Nesting are you running?

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