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Heimwood APS

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July 27, 2023 - 3:03 pm
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Hey Michel

I tried switching chamfer off in my pp. It was set to “tip down”. I will see if it works next time. 🙂 Thanks!

/Oscar

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July 27, 2023 - 11:34 am
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Hi Oscar,

 

In the pp settings, you can set the chamfer parameter to ignore, which is probably the case already. This will exclude the chamfer. If you set it on export, it will provide it in the output.  However, a flatbed CNC will not be able to cut it, and the square geometry is set so that you can cut it afterwards.

 

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Michel 

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July 26, 2023 - 1:33 pm
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Hi again Alex

I just exported my first version of this. I noticed, that optinest doesn’t place the cleats on the nesting map. I’m guessing it’s because it doesn’t understand the angled tooling. Is that because of the tools available on the cnc? I guess I will revert it to straight edges and cut them on an angle my self. 🙂

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July 18, 2023 - 12:11 pm
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Hi,

Ooops, I’ve just seen that I’ve made them reverse

 

Cheers, Alex

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July 18, 2023 - 11:37 am
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Very nice! I’ll just flip the cleat for optimal function. laugh

Thanks a lot, Alex!

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July 18, 2023 - 7:29 am
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Hi,

Not directly, but you can obtain it manually

I often leave a small flat for debris that falls out when installing the cabinet.

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Cheers, Alex

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Hi there

For our hanging cabinets I usually use a bracket from häfele or similar x,y,z adjustment options. I’ve made my own fittings for the purpose, and it works alright. My issue is the supply of the brackets, and often times I wish I had just made a standard french cleat. 

I tried to find a video or forum post about it, but couldn’t find anything from after 2015, where Ness explained that you can’t surfacesplit a back panel with the 45° angle that you would need. Has this functionality been added since then?

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Oscar

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