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by Chad
Wed Aug 02, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Importing Models into TopSolid
Replies: 5
Views: 2445

Re: Importing Models into TopSolid

If you have the render option, the models smooth out. This is a .dwg straight from the GE website.
Refer_DWG.jpg
This is the same .dwg rendered in TS
Refer_Rendered.jpg
by Chad
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Importing Models into TopSolid
Replies: 5
Views: 2445

Re: Importing Models into TopSolid

Hey Ken,

STEP files are the best.
step.png
I use Grabcad a lot. Usually renders pretty good too.
by Chad
Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Saving draft as a template?
Replies: 2
Views: 1375

Re: Saving draft as a template?

It must be saved in your template folder. I'm not sure how yours is set up. My template folder is on our network. If you are local, do a search for one of the standard draft templates, then save yours there.
by Chad
Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: TopSolid'WoodCam
Topic: Automatic CAM
Replies: 4
Views: 4262

Re: Automatic CAM

I can't help with your drilling problem on both sides. I can recommend a solid carbide drill with a thru point. Routing an open pocket through edging can be done with user machining, and a pocket. You can go one step further, and get a high shear router bit. We have been using these for a while now,...
by Chad
Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: No valid constraint set by dimensions?
Replies: 3
Views: 1965

Re: No valid constraint set by dimensions?

Hey Robert,

Not sure what is wrong. I deleted your contour, and put it back on from the back of the part. Put your parameters back on, and added a pocket. Seems to be working fine. I'm using 6.17.220.21
by Chad
Mon Jun 15, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: WoodWop Export
Replies: 1
Views: 1858

WoodWop Export

I have a request for a keyword to turn on and off the Z start on a WoodWop pocket macro. It has caused me a couple of problems in the past. If the thickness of the workpiece is modified, the z start needs to be changed also. Our operators are not used to seeing this. It is kind of hidden in WW5, its...
by Chad
Tue May 19, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Export Finished Size (With Edge Banding)
Replies: 7
Views: 2884

Re: Export Finished Size (With Edge Banding)

Hey Todd, I have tried what you are suggesting, and my edging was set up by Olivier. Turning off the tool will give the result I am looking for. Problem is I can't find a way to modify it once the edging is applied. I would want to show the edging normally, but then turn off the tool to export if I ...
by Chad
Mon May 18, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Export Finished Size (With Edge Banding)
Replies: 7
Views: 2884

Re: Export Finished Size (With Edge Banding)

I model a single part, 20" x 10" x .75", the part has some drill holes on it . I put 1 long 3mm edge on the part using the edge function. It is cut oversize on a panel saw. It is going to be sized on a double end/edgebander. Now I need to drill the part on a CNC finished size. The only way I have fo...
by Chad
Thu May 07, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Export Finished Size (With Edge Banding)
Replies: 7
Views: 2884

Export Finished Size (With Edge Banding)

Does anybody know of a way to export a WoodWop program with edging, finished size?

Thanks
by Chad
Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Nesting Program Numbers
Replies: 0
Views: 2826

Nesting Program Numbers

I am wondering if TS wood can add the automatic counter that is available in the sheet metal version? Why not create the nesting program names in a sequential fashion. I am fighting with the ISO name not matching the nesting name on the multi draft nesting document. Especially if you own Homag CNC r...
by Chad
Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: TopSolid'Wood
Topic: Nesting
Replies: 0
Views: 2918

Nesting

How many of you are using Top Solid to nest, and are willing to describe your process? We have been nesting for years with another non 3D software. We have 4 nesting machines that run 24/7. Recently purchased TS, and haven't met many TS users. Just curious to how other people process.

Thanks