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profile modeler outline cuts

Postby Jeff Norris » Fri, Mar 24 2006, 8:38AM

ok i finally got some time to mess with the profile modeler, created a part and generated code, but no outline cut, am i missing somthing here?, do i have to run the part through rolling nest to get the blank and then reposition the part and use the profile modeler to generate the rest of the code?

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Postby Brian Shannon » Fri, Mar 24 2006, 10:37AM

Keep us posted on your progress Jeff. I just recieved my Control update so I can load the Custom Molding update. I am ready to mess with it also. Any tips so far?



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Postby Jeff Norris » Fri, Mar 24 2006, 10:49AM

with all thermwood products be paitent and take your time. when i installed my there was a problem and thermwood had to send me another version, so i wouldent have a bunch of parts waiting for the upgrade. hey brian did you ever get your sign cut out?

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Postby Brian Shannon » Fri, Mar 24 2006, 12:00PM

I am going to put my SuperControl 5.05 build 7 upgrade in today,then upgrade Custom Moulding. I did get my sign cut! Thanks so much. I've been wanting to send you a photo of it. I also got BobCad, BobArt, and their DXF file collection(lettering fonts and other carvings). Now my plate is FULL of stuff to learn.


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Postby Jeff Norris » Fri, Mar 24 2006, 1:10PM

it is very interesting that i spent thousands of hours learning my craft by hand and now i can spend many more learning all of these other manufacturing techniques. i have had my thermwood for three years and im always learning new things and pushing my envelope, i would like to get that picture when you get a chance. i am very careful to get pictures of just about everything i have had anything to do with.

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Postby Brian Shannon » Fri, Mar 24 2006, 3:01PM

I'm amaized every day at what my router can do and I have only scratched the surface!

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Postby Jeff Norris » Wed, Apr 12 2006, 10:42AM

anyone care to chime in on this?

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Postby Brian Shannon » Wed, Apr 12 2006, 10:21PM

Hey Jeff,


I was able to cut a couple things with the Profile modeler on the router. I did get some errors that THM was able to duplicate so they are looking into it. I've been trying to design a sort of shaker style of crown moulding to run on the router. I would like to use a pointed(45 degree)bit in the profile modeler but it is not setup for that yet. Have you been able to cut a sample yet. I also had an error loading the example .twd file . Any luck with that?


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Postby Brian Shannon » Wed, Apr 12 2006, 10:22PM

Jeff,

I took a picture of the sign. I just have to load it into my computer and post it or email it to you.


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Postby Jason Susnjara » Thu, Apr 13 2006, 10:29AM

Hi Jeff,

Do you have the latest Profile Modeler installed? The udpate is located on the thermwood website.

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Postby Jeff Norris » Thu, Apr 13 2006, 1:08PM

brian: i have not spent too much time with the profile modeler, it apears to me that there is a long way to go with it and i suspect that thermwood will be adding features in the future, when ecabinets supports import of dxf files the profile modeler will be of more use to me, but for now i cam create these parts with much more control in other software, i am hopeful for this program as it will be nice to only have to make the part once in one program and not ave to write tool paths for it. i look forward to seeing your sign, when you made parts using the profile modeler did it perform an outline cut or did you have to do two operations?

jason: yes i am running the current version, is the profile modeler soposed to perform an outline cut, or does that come from rolling nest?

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Postby Jason Susnjara » Thu, Apr 13 2006, 1:23PM

Jeff,

If you click on Operations, Defaults, you will see Perimeter Cut allowing you to specify an outline tool with other settings.
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Postby DanFecteau » Thu, Apr 13 2006, 1:34PM

Would it be possible for me to have the profile modeler, cause nobody has talked to me about that, do I need to upgrade the controller , how much for it ? Where can I find info on the profile modeler ?????????

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Postby Jason Susnjara » Thu, Apr 13 2006, 1:40PM

Dan,

If you go to http://www.thermwood.com and click on the button Profile Modeler Update which is on the left of the screen.


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