Problem Profiling!!!!

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Re: Problem Profiling!!!!

Postby Will Williamson » Sun, Aug 28 2011, 10:13AM

I can get your part to profile to the straight line in the center and it will profile from the other end back to the straight line in the center
I have had a problem with these OG profiles on a complicated part edge similar to yours in the past and Tech support could not resolve the issue They even tried using ArtCam and they could not get it to work
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Re: Problem Profiling!!!!

Postby Will Williamson » Sun, Aug 28 2011, 10:20AM

Are you able to create DXF files of the part and profile I have a couple more Ideas but I need the DXFs
I have spent hundreds of hours on problems like this
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Re: Problem Profiling!!!!

Postby Rick Palechuk » Sun, Aug 28 2011, 12:40PM

Will, I have tried a DXF of a similar shape to Kerry's, and all I could do is the straight sections using Single selection. In Partial selection, I could only select two edges.

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Re: Problem Profiling!!!!

Postby Kerry Fullington » Sun, Aug 28 2011, 1:28PM

Will,

Here is the part geometry and tool geometry in .dxf format.

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Re: Problem Profiling!!!!

Postby Scott G Vaal » Mon, Aug 29 2011, 7:28AM

Kerry,

Could I get you to attach the geometry that you used to create the .tol file. { filename.x_t }.
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Re: Problem Profiling!!!!

Postby Kerry Fullington » Mon, Aug 29 2011, 7:41AM

Thanks Scott,

Here it is.

Scott (for your eyes only)!!!
If this turns out to be my mistake or something I have done wrong we won't need to mention it on the forum. OK? :)
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Re: Problem Profiling!!!!

Postby Scott G Vaal » Mon, Aug 29 2011, 7:48AM

LOL, it's a Deal! Let me dig into this for a while this morning and see if I can come up with anything.
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Re: Problem Profiling!!!!

Postby Kerry Fullington » Mon, Aug 29 2011, 8:02AM

I think if you would add the ability to drill holes for slide mounts in cabinet backs, it would probably fix this problem also. :lol:

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Re: Problem Profiling!!!!

Postby Gary Campbell » Mon, Aug 29 2011, 11:53AM

I dont have a dog in this fight, but it seems Kerry has officially gone over to "the dark side". He is now one of those "needy" machinists. He seems to keep coming up with one needed feature after another, and as yet, has not gone back to school to learn programming. :lol:
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Re: Problem Profiling!!!!

Postby Will Williamson » Thu, Sep 01 2011, 12:05PM

It looks as if this is not possible using Ecabinet. Are there other Thermwood software options that it will work on? Such as Master Cam or Art Cam
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Re: Problem Profiling!!!!

Postby Kerry Fullington » Thu, Sep 01 2011, 12:27PM

Will,

I can't accept that it cannot be done in eCabinets. I can get the part to profile using a chain operation so it should also perform the partial.
I can always use wider stock, profile it as a chain operation and saw off the back side. I would like it to work properly though. Parts like this are what eCabinets has always been about.
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Re: Problem Profiling!!!!

Postby Rick Palechuk » Thu, Sep 01 2011, 4:51PM

Sounds like more pizza.

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Re: Problem Profiling!!!!

Postby Scott G Vaal » Fri, Sep 02 2011, 7:11AM

Kerry,

Sorry for the delayed response back. I have this on the list to be looked at, especially the chain verses partial chain. I know that if a smaller diameter tool is used, it will perform better. Our 3rd party solids engine seems to not enjoy the tight corners that can cause the tool to wrap back over itself. We have several cases submitted to them in hopes that they are resolved or improved. I will try to keep you informed as I find anything more out on this. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Re: Problem Profiling!!!!

Postby Kerry Fullington » Fri, Sep 02 2011, 7:20AM

Scott,

For your information I don't have any luck with smaller diameter tools either.

Using a partial operation I get the Sweep Operation Not Possible error with even a 1/4" diameter tool at 1/8" depth.
It of course works using a chain.

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Re: Problem Profiling!!!!

Postby Scott G Vaal » Tue, Sep 06 2011, 1:33PM

Kerry,

Can you do a partial using this tool? { Amana Tool\AMA-56208-noBEARING.tol } This one works for me. Attach the small .tol file that you used if you don't mind.
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