You can draw most anything in eCabinets

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You can draw most anything in eCabinets

Postby Kerry Fullington » Wed, Nov 09 2011, 8:53AM

Here is a shutter I needed to reproduce.

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and the eCab drawing

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We'll see how it cuts this weekend.

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Postby Dennis Palmer » Wed, Nov 09 2011, 10:05AM

Hello Kerry!

Nice work, but I'm curious, is that a typical Texas shutter?

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Re: You can draw most anything in eCabinets

Postby Kerry Fullington » Wed, Nov 09 2011, 6:45PM

Dennis,

These are exact replicas of the shutters hanging on the Alamo. :lol:

Actually I don't know where they came from but they do look like they would be more at home in Santa Claus Indiana than here in Texas.

They were fun to do because I originally thought I was going to have to use a Cad Cam software to do the spirals but once again I found that all you need is eCabinets.

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Postby Leo Graywacz » Wed, Nov 09 2011, 7:34PM

So, no DXF file? I find the CAD section of eCabs lacking.
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Re: You can draw most anything in eCabinets

Postby Kerry Fullington » Wed, Nov 09 2011, 7:39PM

No DXF Leo,

I prefer drawing in eCabinets to any thing else. Most cabinet parts etc. are pretty simple to start out with and I have found the tools in eCabinets work great.

What do you find lacking?

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Postby Leo Graywacz » Wed, Nov 09 2011, 7:53PM

The "CAD" functions in eCab compared to a normal CAD program are just not there. No trim, the chamfer is difficult, having to use absolute measurements on a lot of things, no end of the line snap
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Re: You can draw most anything in eCabinets

Postby Kerry Fullington » Wed, Nov 09 2011, 8:13PM

Leo,

It is all in what you get used to.

There is a trim function and I have no problems with the chamfer tool. I rarely use absolute measurements I toggle between grid and object snap.

I see no sense importing a .dxf when I can draw it in eCabs.

I originally did the spirals on these shutters in Intellicad using a lisp routine to create the spirals. The only problem was that the spirals were created as line segments instead of arcs so I just drew the spirals in eCabinets. Much better.

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Postby Leo Graywacz » Wed, Nov 09 2011, 8:47PM

I was making a countertop for a bar and it needed a miter joint in it. If I was in my CAD it would have taken about 3 strokes to make it happen and then I could use the cut through function

With eCabs I needed to go to the contour area, create lines, offset a line the same as the width of the board, draw a line from one corner to the next, then use the trim function on the three corners to join them, bring them back to the main area and then cut out the selected area.

I tried the chamfer function but it refuses to go as far as a full 45 degree angle. If it would it would have been a breeze.

How would you do this, maybe I am doing it the long way.
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Re: You can draw most anything in eCabinets

Postby Kerry Fullington » Thu, Nov 10 2011, 8:35AM

Leo,

HERE is a screen capture video mitering a top using the chamfer tool.

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Postby Leo Graywacz » Thu, Nov 10 2011, 9:29AM

That's easier :mrgreen:
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