Easy MDF Cabinet Door Maker

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Re: Easy MDF Cabinet Door Maker

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Minor "error" that doesn't affect functionality. In the main ".lua" file:

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  if Door.Count < 1 then
    Pdialog:UpdateLabelField("Door.Alert", "Error: Door Count Requird")
  elseif Door.Count < 1 then
    Pdialog:UpdateLabelField("Door.Alert", "Error: No Door Count Provided")
First elseif of this chain is redundant.

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Re: Easy MDF Cabinet Door Maker

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Question: shouldn't the "Door Layout Spacing" value be a gap between doors?

Right now it is the distance between the left edges of multiple doors. This means that it should be larger than the width of the door. But, that means that every time the door width changes the "Door Layout Spacing" should be changed.

But, if it is a gap between doors then largely it could be set once and then be forgotten about.

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Re: Easy MDF Cabinet Door Maker

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If you choose a v-bits for any of the options that allow v-bits...
 
v-bits.png
 
...then no matter what angle bit you choose the toolpaths created with those bits will be created with a constant angle of 90 degrees.
 
All angled area should be cut with 15 deg included angle not 90 deg.
All angled area should be cut with 15 deg included angle not 90 deg.
 
outside tool.png
 
For example this outside edge toolpath is set 1/8" deep. With a 90 degree bit its width would be 0.250 inches and the image shows (within the skill of my select a dimension by eye) shows that to be the case. If this was using a 15 degree bit as specified this result would be much smaller.
 
outside.png
 
The reason this happens is (as I've posted elsewhere in this forum) that the SDK PDF is in error when it says something like this:

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tool.VBitAngle = MillTool8.VBitAngle  -- 90.0 -- used for vbit only
The code should be:

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tool.VBit_Angle = MillTool8.VBitAngle  -- 90.0 -- used for vbit only
In a way the comment is correct that if using the 1st line you will get a 90 degree angle.

There are only a small number of places this needs to be altered:
 
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Re: Easy MDF Cabinet Door Maker

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EDIT: OK. I expect what's happening is that because I am using the Trial version all file writing whether it be gadgets, post-processor output, etc. is being disabled.

I tried the code below in VCarve v9.519 and all ran fine. Oops. Sorry for the confusion.

Jim,

Further to the "open invalid mode" error above. This code when run from ZeroBrane works fine (all 3 files created). When pasted into VCarve 11 (trial) gives the error as with the link.

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-- VECTRIC LUA SCRIPT

file = io.open("c:\\temp\\test.dat", "w")
file:write("================================================================ \n")
file:write("=====================  Tray Cut-list  ======================== \n")
file:write("================================================================ \n")
file:close()

file = io.open("c:\\temp\\test.csv", "w")
file:write("ID,Name,Count,Thick,Material,Width,Length\n")
file:close()

file = io.open("c:\\temp\\test.html", "w")

file:write([[<html><head><title>Easy Tray Maker Bill of Material</title></head>
<body>Test HTML file</body</html>]])

file:close()-- closes the the Tray on the open file

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Re: Easy MDF Cabinet Door Maker

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adze_cnc wrote:
Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:42 pm
EDIT: OK. I expect what's happening is that because I am using the Trial version all file writing whether it be gadgets, post-processor output, etc. is being disabled.

I tried the code below in VCarve v9.519 and all ran fine. Oops. Sorry for the confusion.

Jim,

Further to the "open invalid mode" error above. This code when run from ZeroBrane works fine (all 3 files created). When pasted into VCarve 11 (trial) gives the error as with the link.

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-- VECTRIC LUA SCRIPT

file = io.open("c:\\temp\\test.dat", "w")
file:write("================================================================ \n")
file:write("=====================  Tray Cut-list  ======================== \n")
file:write("================================================================ \n")
file:close()

file = io.open("c:\\temp\\test.csv", "w")
file:write("ID,Name,Count,Thick,Material,Width,Length\n")
file:close()

file = io.open("c:\\temp\\test.html", "w")

file:write([[<html><head><title>Easy Tray Maker Bill of Material</title></head>
<body>Test HTML file</body</html>]])

file:close()-- closes the the Tray on the open file
Hi ADZE CNC,

Thanks for the feedback. I will set aside some time to updating the code.

Again, truly thank you. Without feedback it is very hard to produce a quality solution.
Thanks,
Jim

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Re: Easy MDF Cabinet Door Maker

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Has anyone tried the Easy MDF Door Maker Gadget using the OVAL Door Style???

Does it work or does it show a pop-error message?

Just Curious and wanting to know if that I was the only one getting the pop-up message when trying to use the Oval Door Style during my BETA testing of this Gadget.

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posted by adze_cnc While we're at it on the "Default Settings" pop-up the following changes could be made:
"Inner Frame Line" instead of "Inter..."
Sometimes "fluting" is used and sometimes "flute". Might be best to standardize on one
"Inside Edge Milling". It's unclear as to what this actually does. What inside edge?
Could be Either 'inter' or 'inner' they both refer to the inside area of the door. Could be Standardized as one or the other. I have changed my copy of the gadget to 'inner'

Have not looked at 'fluting' versus 'flute'. Will take a quick gander at this one today.

"Inside Edge Milling" This is the door side edge of the pocket. Reference attached drawings
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jonathanmahnken wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:55 am
I have used it to make some shaker style fronts. Im new to making mdf doors, and I do plan on other styles in the future. It would be nice to be able to enter an entire list of doors and have that lay out onto a sheet with specified spacing. Maybe it does and I just dont know how to use it...
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Something Like This???

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sharkcutup wrote:
Sun Aug 21, 2022 1:01 pm
Could be Either 'inter' or 'inner' they both refer to the inside area of the door. Could be Standardized as one or the other. I have changed my copy of the gadget to 'inner'
Inter-frame: yes. Inner frame: parallelism with “outer frame”. Inter frame is to place the frame in a grave or tomb.

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adze_cnc wrote:
Sun Aug 21, 2022 4:42 pm
sharkcutup wrote:
Sun Aug 21, 2022 1:01 pm
Could be Either 'inter' or 'inner' they both refer to the inside area of the door. Could be Standardized as one or the other. I have changed my copy of the gadget to 'inner'
Inter-frame: yes. Inner frame: parallelism with “outer frame”. Inter frame is to place the frame in a grave or tomb.

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Thank You Steven!!!

Could you do me a favor? Test the Oval Style Door and let me know if it works or do you get a pop-up error?

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Re: Easy MDF Cabinet Door Maker

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From a fresh install of the gadget I added some tools (1/4” end mills, 1/4” ball noses, and 90 deg v-bits). I then created a door using default values listed. Success. I then created 4 doors using defaults. Success.
 
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I presume that you are getting an error. Do you have a screenshot of that error?

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Great!!!

I was getting an error but I fixed my copy of the Gadget and now that Style works fine.

It was getting a pop-up saying that it did not recognize a variable 'pty'

Thank you for your Time in checking for me!!! :)
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EDIT ----
I presume that you are getting an error. Do you have a screenshot of that error?
Okay sorry it was when I tried to create Oval Style Door with Crossing Flute Lines. I got a unknown variable 'pty' error pop-up. Fixed my resident copy of the gadget. Then another problem arose and managed to fix that too. Now to continue with more BETA TESTNG.

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