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by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Nov 04 2015, 3:51PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Need some help with home position
Replies: 2
Views: 2766

Re: Need some help with home position

Scott, call Thermwood. I'm sure they will walk you thru it.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Nov 04 2015, 3:47PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Problems with 6.1
Replies: 8
Views: 3414

Re: Problems with 6.1

I just encountered the same issue with a cabinet that I've used for a couple years with no issues. It does seem to nest okay though.

Also I got the warning when I output the twd not when it loaded in control nest.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Fri, Oct 16 2015, 9:32AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Cnc is loading jobs slow and slow in general
Replies: 24
Views: 10846

Re: Cnc is loading jobs slow and slow in general

Chris, buy THM desktop for your computer and you will never look back. I think its $1k to start with and $200 a year renewal. I would assume you have a fairly robust computer for running ecabs or other design software so not only will it free up your router to just run code but control nest will pro...
by Forrest Chapman
Tue, Sep 22 2015, 10:03AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: pocket screws
Replies: 8
Views: 3773

Re: pocket screws

Tim, until then you can make a RTA hole pattern that is just a slot and apply it. It will cut it as a dado.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Mon, Aug 31 2015, 5:34PM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Drawer Standoffs and hardware PTN's
Replies: 5
Views: 2285

Re: Drawer Standoffs and hardware PTN's

The spacers I used have a wide base that allows for an extra wood screw to be placed in the top and bottom of it. The main screw gets it lined up and the others are for reinforcement. I'll see if I can find any and post a pic.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Sun, Aug 30 2015, 10:16AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Drawer Standoffs and hardware PTN's
Replies: 5
Views: 2285

Re: Drawer Standoffs and hardware PTN's

Stuart, they do make some plastic blocks that have a hole in the center allowing for a 5mm screw to go all the way thru. This will allow you to use the same pattern as all the rest. The other thing you could do is create a pattern with the extra holes needed for the blocks and let it apply to both s...
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Jul 15 2015, 8:48AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Drill adj shelf bottom for shelf pin
Replies: 13
Views: 3703

Re: Drill adj shelf bottom for shelf pin

Scratch that, it doesn't work.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Jul 15 2015, 8:39AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Drill adj shelf bottom for shelf pin
Replies: 13
Views: 3703

Re: Drill adj shelf bottom for shelf pin

You can do this with an rta joint that has 5 holes instead of 1.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Tue, Jul 14 2015, 11:54AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Drill adj shelf bottom for shelf pin
Replies: 13
Views: 3703

Re: Drill adj shelf bottom for shelf pin

You will have to do it as a part edit and then constrain them in Constraint manager.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Tue, Jun 30 2015, 7:59AM
Forum: eCabinet Systems Software
Topic: Windows 10
Replies: 2
Views: 1599

Re: Windows 10

I was wondering if anyone was running 10. I'm going to wait for the official roll out which I think is end of July.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Mon, Jun 22 2015, 10:27AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?
Replies: 12
Views: 8848

Re: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?

Mike, it looks like "inventor for wood" is very similar to "topsolid for wood". Have you been quoted on it yet?

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Jun 17 2015, 12:08PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?
Replies: 12
Views: 8848

Re: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?

Thanks Michael, will look into it myself. I would like to find a 3D modeling program to build my mdf door library in. I'm currently using CV and would like to dump the program.

Forrest
by Forrest Chapman
Mon, Jun 15 2015, 4:19PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?
Replies: 12
Views: 8848

Re: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?

I looked at Topsolid at the last IWF. They have a woodworking module that is one of the coolest programs I've seen in a long time. Basically its a 3D modeling program with industry specific features like custom joinery. The cam side is built in. I don't have any idea as to cost but its worth a look ...
by Forrest Chapman
Sat, Jun 13 2015, 11:30AM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?
Replies: 12
Views: 8848

Re: Is anyone using Autodesk Inventor successfully?

Michael, I have a friend that uses Inventor and seems to like it but doesn't cam or link to the machine with it. He sends me the files and I use solidworks and Bobcam for SWs to cam and send to machine. Solidworks is a very good program and I was able to learn it in a very short time. The Bobcam plu...
by Forrest Chapman
Wed, Jun 10 2015, 12:58PM
Forum: Thermwood 3-Axis Machinery
Topic: Offfall numbers on nest printouts...
Replies: 6
Views: 3663

Re: Offfall numbers on nest printouts...

Hey Jeremy, in the meantime you can just put a number on your sheets in the order you added them. That's what I do.

Forrest

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