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Pocketing Problem

Postby Kerry Fullington » Thu, Mar 15 2012, 3:57PM

These are some adjustable shelves that I did a through pocket cut (using Closed Contour) in the eCabinets part editor.

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I want to cut them out, not turn them to dust.
I have tried changing the Pocket Area (Through Cuts) setting in Control Nesting (down to 1^2) but it still wants to make dust out of the centers.

What am I setting wrong?

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Re: Pocketing Problem

Postby Josh Rayburn » Fri, Mar 16 2012, 6:32AM

Kerry can you post the job or export file?
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Re: Pocketing Problem

Postby Michael RA Greschuk » Fri, Mar 16 2012, 7:30AM

Hi Kerry,
Just a shot in the dark here,but isn't there supposed to be a inch " mark beside the 1
(1"^2)

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Re: Pocketing Problem

Postby Joe Harger » Fri, Mar 16 2012, 7:46AM

Kerry, if you haven't already found problem, post export file and I can take a look at it for you..

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Re: Pocketing Problem

Postby Kerry Fullington » Fri, Mar 16 2012, 7:50AM

Josh, I have attached the .twd file I am trying this using the latest Control Nesting Update on thermwood desktop. I would like to get this worked out before I cut this job Sunday.

Michael, I did have the " mark. Just a typo on the post.
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Re: Pocketing Problem

Postby Kerry Fullington » Fri, Mar 16 2012, 7:54AM

Joe, Josh,

Here is the export file
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Re: Pocketing Problem

Postby Josh Rayburn » Fri, Mar 16 2012, 8:08AM

Kerry, there was no .twd file there, just the .dat file.
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Re: Pocketing Problem

Postby Forrest Chapman » Fri, Mar 16 2012, 8:17AM

Kerry, I think you have to set your desired tool to pocket and Rout/Dado.

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Re: Pocketing Problem

Postby Josh Rayburn » Fri, Mar 16 2012, 8:42AM

Kerry you can also use a "interior" or "exterior" tool and a profile to get what you need if you can't make the pocketing work. I'm sure you already thought of this though....
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Re: Pocketing Problem

Postby Joe Harger » Fri, Mar 16 2012, 8:55AM

Kerry, after looking into file it seems you are wanting to cut a lip, maybe for a glass shelf....Control nesting does not support this type of cut yet...It should see a pocket cut inside a pocket cut, but as of right now it is wanting to pocket the whole area to the .25 lip depth and then do a through cut ...it should cut correctly but with the unnecessary full pocket routine.


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Re: Pocketing Problem

Postby Kerry Fullington » Fri, Mar 16 2012, 9:11AM

Thanks Joe,

I am going to use Josh's suggestion and pocket the center then use a profile to cut my rebate.

Thanks to all who replied.

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Re: Pocketing Problem

Postby Sean O' Hare » Mon, Mar 19 2012, 4:19AM

I hope you got it cut , Kerry. What I do there is make the thro cut as 1 pocket, then offset the rebate .1mm out from it. Works fine.
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Re: Pocketing Problem

Postby Kerry Fullington » Tue, Mar 20 2012, 7:34PM

Sean,

I got them cut fine. I was even able to add a pass with a 3/16" tool to square the corners.(and after, decided I didn't like plywood so I tossed them and built the shelf frames out of hardwood)

I didn't think about adding a little space to create two separate pockets. Thanks for the information.


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