Off Fall in CN 5.49

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Jeff Sallows
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Off Fall in CN 5.49

Postby Jeff Sallows » Mon, Jan 04 2010, 12:04PM

I just installed the new version of CN. I noticed that the option to change the off fall size is greyed out, and the value cannot be changed. Also when a nest does not require the whole sheet, it does not consider the leftover an off fall. Maybe I'm missing something. If someone could help shed some light on this it would be greatly appreciated.

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Jeff Sallows

Ryan Hochgesang

Re: Off Fall in CN 5.49

Postby Ryan Hochgesang » Thu, Jan 07 2010, 10:48AM

Hi Jeff,

I'm not sure if I'm clear on what your experiencing, however, did take a sample part and run through my control nesting Version 5.49 and was able to change points on off-fall sheet that I had selected. Also, the sheet in which I selected from the Off-fall selection area, was utilized for parts using the same material when nesting. For all the options of using the off-fall, you must first be sure to Select the off-fall from the library. Please let me know if I'm not getting what your trying to explain. You may also want to try downloading the update again and re-run it choosing the Repair option.

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Re: Off Fall in CN 5.49

Postby Jeff Sallows » Thu, Jan 07 2010, 3:29PM

Hey Ryan, I answered my own question yesterday. I went to do something with "no outline cut" and noticed that the "no off fall" was checked, hence why I wasn't getting off fall.

Thanks for your input

Ryan Hochgesang

Re: Off Fall in CN 5.49

Postby Ryan Hochgesang » Thu, Jan 07 2010, 3:50PM

Thanks for the update.

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Re: Off Fall in CN 5.49

Postby Joe Soto » Tue, Jan 12 2010, 9:57PM

I would like to have the option to not cut the off-fall cut but still have CN keep track of the off-fall. This is the way it was in the previous versions. Cutting some jobs I end up with more usable off-fall that way.

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Re: Off Fall in CN 5.49

Postby Larry Epplin » Wed, Jan 13 2010, 8:21AM

Joe,

Could you be more specific with how the off-fall is "more usable"?

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Re: Off Fall in CN 5.49

Postby Joe Soto » Wed, Jan 13 2010, 8:23PM

Larry, the off-fall cut takes a 49x97 sheet and trims it down to 48.55 X 96.55 less the original parts and outline tool path. There are some times where eliminating the cut would allow a larger part to be cut out of the off-fall. Say a 24.25" x 96" countertop, the off-fall would not be large enough to nest the same part again. This is a simple part and just an example.
Thanks, Joe

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Re: Off Fall in CN 5.49

Postby Larry Epplin » Thu, Jan 14 2010, 8:29AM

The off-fall size that is used for nesting is the same whether or not you do the cutting. It is strange that you experienced that type of result. We will investigate this example.


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