MDF Door Problem

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MDF Door Problem

Postby BenRatt » Sun, Sep 02 2007, 8:41PM

When I run MDF doors with a custom tool for the exterior cut I've found that the inward and outward offsets in the ecabs exterior profile setup window are backwards.

Basically ecabs will display a goofed up looking door (b/c the offsets are backwards), and it looks goofed up in profile modeler, but it machines correctly.

What's so bad about it is that in order to present a picture to the customer you have to build the cabinets with the incorrect doors and drawers and then later go back and rebuild all your cabinets with the correct doors and drawers. Real time killer.

I've emailed the ecab guys a few times about this but never got an answer on it.

Is anyone else having this problem??
Ben Ratterree
Blue Ridge Cabinetworks
Spartanburg, SC
http://www.blueridgecabs.com

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Postby Joe Soto » Sun, Sep 02 2007, 9:14PM

Ben, I'm not seeing what you are, could you post a sample?
Joe

Justin Melhiser

Postby Justin Melhiser » Tue, Sep 04 2007, 3:55PM

Ben
Will you send me your eCabinets files for the MDF doors you are trying to cut? Also the tooling files and steps to recreate this.

Thank You
Justin

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Postby Scott G Vaal » Tue, Sep 04 2007, 4:30PM

Ben,

I have reproduced your issue. No need to send anything in (as Justin requested). I will get it on the list to be resolved.

This may be a \"well duh\" question, but here goes: Is the additional offset required for what you are doing? Are you using inward or outward additional offset? Are you applying radius comp? Could radius comp possibly get it accomplished until the issue is resolved?
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Postby BenRatt » Fri, Nov 23 2007, 3:15PM

Scott, sorry I never got back to you.

I am using an inward offset to achieve an outward offset. I am not using radius comp and it will not achieve the appearance I want right now, but I appreciate you thinking about a work around.

Thanks so much for \"putting this on the list\". It's been driving me nuts for a while and it's nice to know I'm not crazy
Ben Ratterree

Blue Ridge Cabinetworks

Spartanburg, SC

http://www.blueridgecabs.com


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