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Re: Easy Cabinet Maker

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Here is an example of a cabinet done in your program
Dxf example 2.pdf
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there are other drawer holes in addition to the ones I specified, one of the stop dados is not stopped, and the back dado is married to the shelf dado which means I can not exclude it

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jonathanmahnken wrote:
Wed Jul 13, 2022 7:08 pm
Here is an example of a cabinet done in your programDxf example 2.pdf there are other drawer holes in addition to the ones I specified, one of the stop dados is not stopped, and the back dado is married to the shelf dado which means I can not exclude it
Hi Jonathan,
Thanks for sending this to me it's always good to get feedback I can take steps to make the gadget better.
The holes are from drawer slides and you can turn those off by selecting no drawer slide. Additionally, as I look at the drawing it appears the "Part Gap" value is set too small value. You can find the setting in the "Milling Settings" menu under "Cabinet Construction Specifications and Notations" try increasing this to a value of 0.5 Inch or 12mm. This should address the overlap milling issue.

I will run some test on the blind dado setting and let you know what I find out.

Happy Milling!
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Jim

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jonathanmahnken wrote:
Wed Jul 13, 2022 7:08 pm
Here is an example of a cabinet done in your programDxf example 2.pdf there are other drawer holes in addition to the ones I specified, one of the stop dados is not stopped, and the back dado is married to the shelf dado which means I can not exclude it
Hello Jonathan,

I ran several tests are not seeing an issue with the blind dado.

There's an image of what I'm getting.
Screenshot 2022-07-13 160515.png
Once I complete the gadget I'm currently working on, I will turn my attention to adding a new menu option to turn and off the toe kick. Here is what I am imagining.
No toe-kick
No toe-kick
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Jim

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Re: Easy Cabinet Maker

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jonathanmahnken wrote:
Wed Jul 13, 2022 6:47 pm
Thanks Jim. It is sound construction to have even your top stretchers sit in a dado. two small ones front and back are preferableDxf example.pdf

Here is an example of what I am going for in regards to parts design
Hi Jonathan,
I am thinking about doing a European-style cabinet program, I will keep your suggestions and mine.
Thanks,
Jim

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Re: Easy Cabinet Maker

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Thanks Jim. I figured out I can set the toe kick notch to zero. Possibly the second blind dado problem was due to the parts gap issue. the ability to get rid of the back dado would be really nice

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jonathanmahnken wrote:
Thu Jul 14, 2022 12:34 am
Thanks Jim. I figured out I can set the toe kick notch to zero. Possibly the second blind dado problem was due to the parts gap issue. the ability to get rid of the back dado would be really nice
Jonathan,
"I figured out I can set the toe kick notch to zero." What menu setting and values are you using to achieve this? I will update the User Guide with them.
Thanks,
Jim

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Hi Jim,
While working on Full Access design, I was able to zero out the toe-kick.

I am used to blind dado construction on the euro cabinets and noticed that when changing from through dado to blind dado on the milling tab, the program does not allow for blind dados on the stretchers.
[media]
blind dado full access top stretcher no toe kick.PNG
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When changing milling to through dado, it creates dados for the top stretchers
[Media]
through dado full access top stretcher no toe kick.PNG
[/media]

Just a couple of other thoughts on the Full Access/Eruo cabinet maker gadget
Presently if designing in Imperial, any metric holes /spacing need to be converted from metric to imperial. Would it be possible to place hardware spacing in metric dimensions while the carcass is in imperial or have an area in the gadget window at all times to input imperial measurements which would convert to metric to copy/paste into the field if it can only be designed in one unit of measure? In VCP/Aspire you can convert metric to imperial with value*i= and the program will convert. Not sure if this is possible in the gadgets.

Could you have check boxes for panels/parts for edge banding to deduct the thickness of the edge banding from the edges so when the panels are finished with edge banding they would be the finished part size? For example standard edge banding comes in .5mm, 1mm, 1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm.

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ElevationCreations wrote:
Thu Jul 14, 2022 3:58 am
Hi Jim,
While working on Full Access design, I was able to zero out the toe-kick.

I am used to blind dado construction on the euro cabinets and noticed that when changing from through dado to blind dado on the milling tab, the program does not allow for blind dados on the stretchers.
[media]blind dado full access top stretcher no toe kick.PNG[/media]

When changing milling to through dado, it creates dados for the top stretchers
[Media]through dado full access top stretcher no toe kick.PNG[/media]

Just a couple of other thoughts on the Full Access/Eruo cabinet maker gadget
Presently if designing in Imperial, any metric holes /spacing need to be converted from metric to imperial. Would it be possible to place hardware spacing in metric dimensions while the carcass is in imperial or have an area in the gadget window at all times to input imperial measurements which would convert to metric to copy/paste into the field if it can only be designed in one unit of measure? In VCP/Aspire you can convert metric to imperial with value*i= and the program will convert. Not sure if this is possible in the gadgets.

Could you have check boxes for panels/parts for edge banding to deduct the thickness of the edge banding from the edges so when the panels are finished with edge banding they would be the finished part size? For example standard edge banding comes in .5mm, 1mm, 1.5mm, 2mm, 3mm.
Hello all CNC'er,
I am working on the following changes:
Cabinet Code Action list:
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1. Add assembly screw count to the bill of materials
2. Add assembly screw name input
3. Add leveler height to menu
4. Add the No Toe-kick logic to the drawing
5. Add the No Toe-kick logic to the bill of materials
6. Add the New Style Help to the system
7. Add Shelf Pin count and name to the bill of materials
8. Add cabinet leveler to the bill of materials
9. Rename Hardware.ini file to DrawerSlides.ini
10. Add seed maker for materials
11. Fix the manage the items (sheet and part) for DO NOT DRAW PART (Select Part Menu)
12. Add popup help on mouse hover over menu labels
and many more...
Thanks,
Jim

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Thanks for continuing to improve the gadget jim
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sawmiller wrote:
Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:40 am
Thanks for continuing to improve the gadget jim

Thanks! I am just trying to get the old gray-matter working again.
MyCode.jpg
Thanks,
Jim

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Jim,
Another desirable feature to add would be a way to print out or export to a Dymo label maker ( such as Dymo Labelmaker 450 ) for the sheet and part for the cabinet so you could print the labels in advance, label the parts as you cut/take off the machine and assemble later.

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ElevationCreations wrote:
Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:09 pm
Jim,
Another desirable feature to add would be a way to print out or export to a Dymo label maker ( such as Dymo Labelmaker 450 ) for the sheet and part for the cabinet so you could print the labels in advance, label the parts as you cut/take off the machine and assemble later.
I found a spec document for the Dymo Labelmaker 450 printer. l can add this format as a output file.
Can you test this and see what you get out of the label maker?

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<DieCutLabel Version="8.0" Units="twips">
<PaperOrientation>Landscape</PaperOrientation>
<Id>Address</Id>
<PaperName>30252 Address</PaperName>
<DrawCommands>
<RoundRectangle X="0" Y="0" Width="1581" Height="5040" Rx="270" Ry="270"/>
</DrawCommands>
<ObjectInfo>
<TextObject>
<Name>Text</Name>
<ForeColor Alpha="255" Red="0" Green="0" Blue="0"/>
<BackColor Alpha="0" Red="255" Green="255" Blue="255"/>
<LinkedObjectName/>
<Rotation>Rotation0</Rotation>
<IsMirrored>False</IsMirrored>
<IsVariable>True</IsVariable>
<HorizontalAlignment>Center</HorizontalAlignment>
<VerticalAlignment>Middle</VerticalAlignment>
<TextFitMode>ShrinkToFit</TextFitMode>
<UseFullFontHeight>True</UseFullFontHeight>
<Verticalized>False</Verticalized>
<StyledText>
<Element>
<String>Click here to enter text</String>
<Attributes>
<Font Family="Arial" Size="20" Bold="False" Italic="False" Underline="False" Strikeout="False"/>
<ForeColor Alpha="255" Red="0" Green="0" Blue="0"/>
</Attributes>
</Element>
</StyledText>
</TextObject>
<Bounds X="331" Y="150" Width="4560" Height="1343"/>
</ObjectInfo>
</DieCutLabel>
Thanks,
Jim

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Re: Easy Cabinet Maker

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Will this work on vcarve pro 10.5?

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matt.albone wrote:
Tue Oct 11, 2022 8:14 pm
Will this work on vcarve pro 10.5?
I am not 100% sure. You can try it and if it post an error, I can review the archives for an old version.
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