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Profiling

Postby Stephen Tinkler » Tue, Mar 29 2011, 7:34AM

Hi

Is it possible to make this in control nesting not the profile modeller, there are 2 outer bevels and 2 inner flutes on the part in the picture

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Re: Profiling

Postby Daniel Vonderheide » Tue, Mar 29 2011, 8:22AM

If created in the part editor correctly, it should work fine.

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Re: Profiling

Postby Stephen Tinkler » Tue, Mar 29 2011, 8:31AM

Hi Daniel

We are very disappointed to here Control nesting will only recognize 2 of the 4 regions, Daniel when will we be able to work with multiple regions in the nest!

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Re: Profiling

Postby Stephen Tinkler » Tue, Mar 29 2011, 10:43AM

Daniel

So you are saying Control nesting will recognize all 4 regions and machine properly, If its created in the part editor correctly!

Thanks Stephen

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Re: Profiling

Postby Brian Shannon » Tue, Mar 29 2011, 4:30PM

Stephen,

I make my fluted panels as a cabinet back with 1/4" partitions. I replace my 1/4" endmill bit with a 1/2" round nose bit. I don't do a chamfer on the edges but you should be able to use a 45 degree chamfer bit as a custom tool. Another option would be to do the chamfer as a rabbet and switch another tool(1/8"endmill?) for yours chamfer bit. Hope this helps. Sometimes you have to lie a little and think outside the box. :idea:


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Re: Profiling

Postby Daniel Vonderheide » Wed, Mar 30 2011, 7:13AM

I apologize. There was some confusion with my first post so I corrected it. Control nesting will see multiple regions but only has the ability to use a custom tool on the first 2 regions. Again, I'm sorry for the earlier confusion.

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Re: Profiling

Postby Stephen Tinkler » Fri, Apr 01 2011, 10:06AM

Daniel/Brian

Necessity is the mother of all out the box thinking! so we have used Panelmetrix to solve this one :beer:

Thanks Stephen

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Re: Profiling

Postby Michael S Murray » Sat, Apr 02 2011, 12:37PM

Brian,
I use part editor and then swap tools, kind of the same thing.
I just do it in the code instead of physically.
I will some day probably steal your idea, thanks 8) 8)
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Re: Profiling

Postby Brian Shannon » Sat, Apr 02 2011, 1:12PM

It is very easy to resize!


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