Associating actual tools to profile paths

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Associating actual tools to profile paths

Postby Mark McCallum » Tue, Jul 23 2019, 9:20AM

Hi Guys
I am messing with doors.
I'm looking for any tips to save me from experimenting.
In the part editor, Is there any way to associate a correctly named tool from control nesting to a path?
A bit like the cut path attachment thing but without the programing
Cut-patrh-tool2.jpg
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( I briefly played with the profile edge settings a while ago but I wasn't very successful. ) and that is more of a modeling, zip back and forth, time consuming tool which is probably great if you can make it work and you don't have a real tool.

But in the interests of expeditiousness instead of adding a .tol tool, if you add the same name tool from control nesting as long as that tool and the sheet or board material was in the group it would follow the path it was attached to?
Like in the picture below
Cut-patrh-tool1.jpg

Any tips, tricks or ideas appreciated.


I also am looking for more details on MDF doors and Thermwood doors in the Door/ drawer front designer.
Are they similar in methods of machining? They do look a bit the same?
Are they modeled out? or if you have a set of specific tools does it speed op the process?
At first glance, while useful, they seem a bit limited in the ability to add rails and styles and also not being able to take them into the part editor.
As far as I can see they are not in the vimeo ecabinets training system.
I had a quick look through the help menu and while there is some info I couldn't find enough for me to put it all together.

Again any comments appreciated
Thanks
Mark

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Re: Associating actual tools to profile paths

Postby Thomas strembitsky » Tue, Jul 23 2019, 4:22PM

this might work for you. its a more manual solution though. profile your edge and then in control nesting MDF door tool options. change your custom tool to the tool you want to use. I use this for custom doors and also creating mitred pillars. I set my tools to both be our 45 bit and it will pick it. make sure to verify that its picking the right tools. and if there are more then one profile operation I think the first operation gets labeled as the exterior and the second as interior. I might be wrong. its been a while.
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Re: Associating actual tools to profile paths

Postby Mark McCallum » Wed, Jul 24 2019, 7:37AM

Hi Thomas.
Thanks for the reply
Well, that's very interesting and a good place to start.
I haven't had any idea where to start on routed doors other than the part editor, which we have found to be pretty good for basic styles.

I'm reading that this is for MDF doors out of Ecabs? and not standard Plam or melamine doors modified in the part editor?

I'll be giving it a go when I have some free time, hopefully next week
Thanking you

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Re: Associating actual tools to profile paths

Postby Scott Marshburn » Wed, Jul 24 2019, 2:35PM

Hi Mark. You might want to check out this thread. viewtopic.php?f=7&t=12331&p=65581&hilit=mdf+door+tool+options#p65572

Using this Info. I was able to create routed mdf doors using 3 cutters.

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Re: Associating actual tools to profile paths

Postby Mark McCallum » Thu, Jul 25 2019, 7:41AM

Hi Scott.
Thanks for digging that little nugget out
8 years ago that was posted.
Thats what I call "CNC forum "gold"
I'll be looking at this when I get some down time soon.
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