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Postby Leo Graywacz » Tue, Jan 23 2007, 9:40PM

Hi everyone. I've had the e-cabinets program for a short while now and can do some basic stuff. I've modified the cabinets to fit my structure and have loaded them into the detail area and got a 3D picture with countertops and sinks and other stuff. I am now trying to make my standard decorative toekick and have be baffled. I've been trying to use the parts editor to remove sections of the toekick. I have been able to remove areas (like I did with the sink) but I cannot get the shape that I am looking for because I cannot use the spline function (doesn't seem to exist in the editor only the profile contour). Is there a way to import the shape I make in the profile contour into the parts editor or am I going about it the wrong way.

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Postby Rick Palechuk » Tue, Jan 23 2007, 11:59PM

Welcome Leo, the area you want to remove needs to be completely connected as a closed entity, so make sure all your lines connect to each other.
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Postby Keith Beggarly » Wed, Jan 24 2007, 12:11AM

Hey Leo,
You can create this using a dxf file. The dxf. file geometry must not be splines. Here I used an ellipse to creat this representation of what you want. I loaded the file in the part editor/contour.

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Postby Keith Beggarly » Wed, Jan 24 2007, 12:15AM

Hey Leo,
You can create this using a dxf file. The dxf. file geometry must not be splines. Here I used an ellipse to creat this representation of what you want. I loaded the file in the part editor/contour.

-KB
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Postby Mitch Cain » Wed, Jan 24 2007, 8:02AM

Hi Leo! Are you Leo from LRG Woodworking?
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Postby Leo Graywacz » Wed, Jan 24 2007, 9:58AM

Hey Mitch,
Ya, it's me. How's the new business going? Still at it part time or did you start running full. Keith seems to have come up with the answer, but I'm not sure that I can do what he has done because of the lack of an editor with DXF output. I made a big jump from my $13 CAD editor to eCabinets. Bit off a lot and having a hard time chewing. I see your only a few towns over from me. I'll be getting a laptop sometime soon. Maybe I can come and see your shop - or vice versa. Nice hearing form you again and happy to hear you got something promising going with your shop.

Thanks for the effort Keith, maybe I'll be able to pull it off. I assume the eCab doesn't have a way for me to do this within the cabinet software itself?

Thanks again.

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Postby Mitch Cain » Wed, Jan 24 2007, 10:03AM

Leo - You have mail at your aol address.
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Postby Kerry Fullington » Wed, Jan 24 2007, 1:43PM

Leo,
You can use a couple of three point arcs to get close. It won't be as smooth as a spline, but may get you by.
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Postby Jody Wilmes » Wed, Jan 24 2007, 6:37PM

Most Cad programs have the ability to export DXF files, don't know about a $13 one though. Some even have the option of converting a spline into tangent arcs and lines.
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Postby Sean O' Hare » Wed, Jan 24 2007, 6:40PM

Leo,

I usually cut a couple of rectangles from the part, then use the fillet function.

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Postby Keith Beggarly » Wed, Jan 24 2007, 9:43PM

Hey Leo,

Here is the same result using eCabs only. You have to use several three point arcs but, you get the same results. I originally use used a .dxf file. I have used Autocad and other programs since I used to design industrial equip. and it was easier for me just to use a .dxf file. However, eCabs can achieve the same results as you can see. Just be patient with the software and you can do great things with it. Everyday I am amazed at what the software can do.

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Postby Leo Graywacz » Wed, Jan 24 2007, 11:24PM

Keith Beggarly wrote:Hey Leo,
You can create this using a dxf file. The dxf. file geometry must not be splines. Here I used an ellipse to creat this representation of what you want. I loaded the file in the part editor/contour.

-KB


Hey Keith, I just got an editor that will produce a DXF file and tried to do it with the ellipses like you suggested. When I loaded the geometry and selected it it said the contour was not closed. I went back into the file and went in really close and could not detect any opens. Any idea what gives? Should I be saving in DXF 2000 or DXF R12? Thanks again.

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Postby Leo Graywacz » Thu, Jan 25 2007, 1:33AM

Well, it only took forever, but I did it within eCab. Used the parts editor using 3 point arcs, rectangles and fillets. The first one I did was upside down, why does it put horizontal parts in the vertical perspective. Oh well, it's done and figured out. Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll get this beat yet. Thanks again.

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Postby Mitch Cain » Thu, Jan 25 2007, 7:37AM

Nice looking cabinet Leo! And great job figuring it out with the Part Editor...
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Postby Keith Beggarly » Thu, Jan 25 2007, 8:08AM

Hey Leo, looks like you got it. That looks great!

-KB


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