profile modeler 'nest' direction

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Matt Snowball
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profile modeler 'nest' direction

Postby Matt Snowball » Thu, Sep 13 2018, 9:46AM

Hi From the UK.

We've had our CS41 for some years, but are only now using profile modeler for the first time .

We can create the part , write CNC, and cut the part OK . However the program appears to only want to lay the parts out in the 'X' direction when writing CNC.

Parts that would easily fit along the long axis are being laid out across the short axis(where they are *way* too long) , and the machine goes out of bounds when attempting to cut.

We can't figure out how to change this.

Can anyone help us with this ?

Thanks
Matt

Matt Snowball
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Re: profile modeler 'nest' direction

Postby Matt Snowball » Thu, Sep 13 2018, 10:25AM

I got my X and Y mixed up there, but hopefully you get the gist.

The machine is attempting to cut long parts along its short axis, and we can't figure out how to stop it doing this.

thanks

Matt

Clint Buechlein
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Re: profile modeler 'nest' direction

Postby Clint Buechlein » Thu, Sep 13 2018, 3:39PM

Matt,

The layout of the part in eCabinets will dictate how the part is run in Profile Modeler. Taking a cabinet back as an example, the width of the back will run parallel with the Y axis on your machine, the height of the back will run parallel with the X axis.

Depending on your needs, have you tried running through Control Nesting? You should be able to manipulate and rotate in Control Nesting to get the direction correct for you.

-Clint-


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