Latest Cut Ready Update Adds Grain Matching For Your Cabinets

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, Jan 08, 2019

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Cut Center Updates, software update, Grain Matching

Latest Cut Ready Update Summary

Included in this update is the addition of Artie, a new Outdoor Cabinets Library, Publisher improvements and the addition of Lock Dowels.  We are constantly adding new features and abilities to the Award-Winning Cut Ready Cut Center

With this latest update, we've expanded the options when choosing a grain matching style for cabinets.  The interface has been simplified and expanded to allow you to pick multiple directions for the grain matching on your cabinets.

Expanded Grain Matching 

Expanded Grain Matching for Cabinets in the Latest CutReady Update

About the Cut Center

Thermwood Cut Center Nesting Drawer Boxes

The Thermwood Cut Center is an exciting alternative to traditional CNC routers for making a wide variety of products including cabinets, closets, furniture, doors, drawers and much more.  Just tell the machine what you what to make and it does it...it is that simple!  NO programming is required. 

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Latest Cut Center Update Adds Greater Flexibility When Running Nested Sheets

Posted by Duane Marrett on Mon, Dec 03, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Cut Center Updates, software update, Nesting Sheets, Jumping

Latest Cut Ready Update Summary

Included in this update is the addition of Artie, a new Outdoor Cabinets Library, Publisher improvements and the addition of Lock Dowels.  We are constantly adding new features and abilities to the Award-Winning Cut Ready Cut Center

Included in this update is the new ability to view and select specific sheets to cut from your nested sheets in a job.  We call this "jumping" over sheets.

 

New Ability - "Jumping" Over Sheets

If you have a situation where maybe you've got a few sheets of bad material mixed into your job, or if you only want to view/run selected sheets from your job, this new update gives you that ability. 

 You simply select the sheet you would like to jump to and you are ready to start cutting parts!

Cut Ready Job Started Screenshot

Cut Ready Sheet Jump Dialog

About the Cut Center

Thermwood Cut Center Nesting Drawer Boxes

The Thermwood Cut Center is an exciting alternative to traditional CNC routers for making a wide variety of products including cabinets, closets, furniture, doors, drawers and much more.  Just tell the machine what you what to make and it does it...it is that simple!  NO programming is required. 

Click for More Info on the Thermwood Cut Center

 

Latest Cut Center Update Adds Enhancements and Support to the Publisher

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Oct 10, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Cut Center Updates, software update, Publisher

Latest Cut Ready Update Summary

Included in this update is the addition of Artie, a new Outdoor Cabinets Library, Publisher improvements and the addition of Lock Dowels.  We are constantly adding new features and abilities to the Award-Winning Cut Ready Cut Center

Included in this update are enhancements/support to the Cut Ready Publisher:

  • The ability to group and run Doors, Drawer Boxes and Cabinet and 1 entire job (rather than 3 separate jobs).
  • Additional support for Doors that have been customized by the designer.

Cut Ready Publisher Settings


About the Cut Center

Thermwood Cut Center Nesting Drawer Boxes

The Thermwood Cut Center is an exciting alternative to traditional CNC routers for making a wide variety of products including cabinets, closets, furniture, doors, drawers and much more.  Just tell the machine what you what to make and it does it...it is that simple!  NO programming is required. 

Click for More Info on the Thermwood Cut Center

 

Latest Cut Center Update Adds Outdoor Cabinets, Artie and More

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Sep 27, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, Cut Ready, Cut Center, cabinets, Outdoor Cabinets, Cut Center Updates, Updated Features, software update, Artie, Publisher

Latest Cut Ready Update Summary

Included in this update is the addition of Artie, a new Outdoor Cabinets Library, Publisher improvements and the addition of Lock Dowels.  We are constantly adding new features and abilities to the Award-Winning Cut Ready Cut Center

Included in this update is the addition of Artie, a new Outdoor Cabinets Library, Publisher improvements and the addition of Lock Dowels.  

 

Update adds Artie

This latest update adds Artie to your Cut Center!

Artie has actually been hiding out behind the scenes in the Cut Ready control this whole time, but he has never made an appearance until now. He is the first A.I. dedicated to making your manufacturing life easier to handle, and with this latest update, we flipped on his switch!  While he is a CNC programmer and designer at heart, he also watches over your shoulder to make sure everything goes smoothly and efficiently. 

You tell him what you want and he creates a program to make it. Be it cabinets, doors, moldings or furniture, Artie will program it for you! 

These are not pre-programmed libraries. No part programs exist in the control until Artie creates them.  He is already capable of programming tens of millions of unique products and is constantly learning how to make and do more and more new things. Artie is easy enough that virtually anyone can work with him with little or no training. For more on Artie, click here.

New Material Definitions

This update also includes some new material definitions for Artie.  We've given him all the information he needs to know about plastic.  You can now machine anything out of plastic with the knowledge that Artie will program the machine correctly.  Why plastic?...we've also given Artie definitions for another line of cabinets for outdoor use...more info below:

Outdoor Cabinet Library

Specifically designed to withstand the elements, these outdoor cabinets can handle the extreme heat out west, or the salty weather on the coast.  Since they are made from Starboard material, they will last for many years (they are sun-proof, water-proof, and rust-proof), and add style to outdoor living with little to no maintenance.  They also use Cut Ready’s “Slot Slide” technique for drawer boxes.  

While this collection includes typical kitchen cabinet designs, we’ve also added specialty items like countertop cabinets, carts, storage cabinets, cutting boards and cabinets to house a grill…just to name a few.

Outdoor Cabinets with grill and hood installed

Outdoor Cabinets with grill and hood installed


Outdoor Cart with Drawer Stack

Outdoor Cart with Drawer Stack


 

Outdoor Grill Base (double door) with false drawer 

Outdoor Grill Base (double door) with false drawer


Outdoor Storage Closet

Outdoor Storage Closet


Publisher Updates

The Publisher allows eCabinet users to publish their own designs into Cut Ready.  With this latest update, you can either cut the Doors & Drawer Boxes exactly how you designed them, or choose from the stock Cut Ready versions...and there's a lot to choose from!  Just tell Artie which version of Drawer Boxes or Doors for your design, and let him take it from there!

What type of drawer boxes

 

Choose exactly which slide you want for each job.

 


Lock Dowel Cabinet Construction

We are working to keep up with the increase in different cabinet fasteners available in the industry today, and are constantly adding them to Artie's cabinet definitions.  This latest one added is called the Lock Dowel.  For more details on this method, please click here.

Lock Dowel fastener now added to the Cut Ready library.

About the Cut Center

Thermwood Cut Center Nesting Drawer Boxes

The Thermwood Cut Center is an exciting alternative to traditional CNC routers for making a wide variety of products including cabinets, closets, furniture, doors, drawers and much more.  Just tell the machine what you what to make and it does it...it is that simple!  NO programming is required. 

Click for More Info on the Thermwood Cut Center

 

eCabinet Systems 6.2 Now Available Featuring Auto Dimensions in Wall Elevation View and Much More

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Tags: Thermwood, Announcements, eCabinet Systems, Updated Features, software update

Latest eCabinet Systems Build 6.2 Summary

eCabinet Systems Build 6.2 Now Available

We are constantly adding new features and abilities to our powerful eCabinet Systems Software.

A few of the highlights of the latest build (6.2) is an auto dimensioning feature for the wall elevation view, scaled prints in the wall elevation view, auto dimensions for vertical walls/rooms and much more.  See below for detailed info on all of the new additions and fixes in this release. 

Please Click Here to download the latest build (6.2):


 Additions in Build 6.2:


Auto Dimension in Wall Elevation View

The auto dimensioning feature for the Wall Elevation View shows you a quick view of dimensions between cabinets and the overall wall dimensions. Settings in the right click menu allow you to filter which dimensions are displayed.

Auto Dimension in Wall Elevation View


Scaled Prints in Wall Elevation View

Scaled printing iis an option from the right click menu. It  allows you a quick way to create a measurable print that can then be given to an architect.

Scaled Prints in Wall Elevation View
 

Auto Dimensions for Vertical Walls and Rooms

Allows for the quick dimensioning of items on a wall. The Drafting Parameters from the right click menu allows you to filter out unnecessary dimensions.

Auto Dimensions for Vertical Walls and Rooms
 

Cross Section Walls

Allows you to create a cross-sectioned view inside a cabinet. This new cross-section view is automatically created on a new page after selecting somewhere on a cabinet (the red line then appears and creates the cross-section).

Cross Section Walls - Front View
Cross Section Walls - Front View
 
Cross Section Walls - Side View
 Cross Section Walls - Side View

Export to DXF

Lets you create a DXF from an overhead view of a layout, front view of a wall, or a cabinet. The DXF can then be loaded into a CAD program for additional information to be added.

Front view before exporting to DXF 
Front view before exporting to DXF

After DXF export - loaded into CAD
After DXF export - loaded into CAD

Disable Enhanced Pocketing

Enhanced pocketing was a feature added in an earlier version of eCabinet Systems and Control Nesting. Those with older machines cannot use this feature, so the ability to disable enhanced pocketing is a way to keep from having errors at the machine in that case.

Disable Enhanced Pocketing
 

Cabinet List Report

Creates a report that lists the cabinets in a batch job or room layout. This report can be exported to Excel.

Cabinet List Report
 

Scaled Prints for Vertical Walls in Line Drawing Editor

Works the same as wall elevation scaled print with the addition of custom user dimensions and notes.

Scaled Prints for vertical walls in Line Drawing Editor
 

Ability to Change Edge Banding Thickness

Allows you to change the thickness of the edge banding when creating CNC jobs rather than having to replace the material in the job.

Ability to change Edge Banding Thickness
 
 Display in Millimeters as well as Meters

Previously, a displayed dimension over 1000mm displayed in meters with decimal places. Now we have added the ability to display it in just millimeters.  

Dimensions displayed as Meters
Dimensions displayed as Meters
 
Dimensions displayed as Millimeters
Dimensions displayed as Millimeters


 Fixes in Build 6.2:


  • Angle Part not working on part with full dado (FIXED)
  • Bodies lost when returning to batch and creating new assembly (FIXED)
  • Double Door grain not correct when adding to corner cabinet (FIXED)
  • Left Applied End Door positioned wrong with detached toe (FIXED)
  • In Metric, changing a Construction Parameters changes the Construction Parameter to zero in Global Item Modifications (FIXED)
  • Pull hardware pattern does not apply on the drawer (FIXED)
  • Variable will update for the currently displayed part, but doesn't for the another part using same variable (FIXED)
  • When editing depth with Constraint Manager, selection does not display correctly (FIXED)
  • When in metric, Banding Stock amount is displayed in Linear Feet (FIXED)
  • Specific scenario causes new cabinet to not have outline bodies (FIXED)
  • Angled front corner cab with a PE cut in top front stretcher gives error message when changing material thickness (FIXED)
  • When a top or deck is removed from a cabinet, the locked opening function no longer works (FIXED)
  • When Assembly Group Parts is used rather than Cabinet Group Parts in batch, hole pattern is cut as backside operation (FIXED)
  • When making a specific change in Advanced settings of Stretcher Editor, stretcher behaves incorrectly (FIXED)
  • When adding a rule for Thickness (% of Material), displays as inch or mm amount rather than percentage (FIXED)
  • Creating a note, or typing after a leader line does not function (FIXED)
  • Missing dovetail geometry in CNC (FIXED)
  • Duplicate Left/Right not working correctly in Elevation View (FIXED)
  • Error when doing Part Editor profiling(FIXED)
  • MDF Door Markers in Space (FIXED)
  • Error when hitting cancel on Profile Tool Section Dialog (FIXED)
  • Error when Printing Nesting Labels (FIXED)
  • Missing Mortise and Tenon for Top Left Rail (FIXED)
  • Error when creating MDF Arch Door (FIXED)

Latest Cut Center Update Adds Resizing Corner Cabinets and Much More

Posted by Duane Marrett on Tue, May 09, 2017

Tags: Thermwood, software update, Announcements, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Updated Features, News, Cut Center Updates

Latest Update Summary

Thermwood Cut Center Update

We are constantly adding new features and abilities to the Award-Winning Cut Ready Cut Center.  

Included in this update are suggestions/recommendations from current users, along with several updates features. 

 

Resize Width/Depth on Corner Cabinets

We now offer the ability to resize the width and depth of Corner Cabinets.  This works for both the Cut Center's standard Frameless and Face Frame cabinets.  When you enter in different values, the software will show you the front opening dimensions.

Thermwood Cut Center now adds the ability to resize corner cabinets

Thermwood Cut Center now adds the ability to resize corner cabinets

Now Turn Air Assist On/Off

Air Assist helps with locating sheets of plywood onto the table by creating a “pillow” of air underneath the material (this works very much like an air hockey table).  However, this requires a vast amount of air, which could potentially affect other machinery in your factory.  We’ve added the ability to turn this Cut Center feature Off if needed.

Thermwood Cut Center now adds the ability to turn air assist on or off manually

New Run Screen Interface

We have also redesigned the Run Screen which gives Cut Ready a sleek, cleaner look while running your jobs. 
Bonus:  We’ve also added more information to this screen such as:

  • Total Job Time
  • Current Sheet Time (a widely user-requested feature) 
Thermwood Cut Center now adds a more informative run screen interface

Save Shapes Jobs

Another user request is the ability to save "Shapes" jobs.  Prior to this update, there was no way to re-run a previously entered "Shape" job.  We've now added this ability.

Thermwood Cut Center now adds the ability to save Shapes jobs

Manually Check for Updates

Much like your smartphone, Cut Ready always notifies you when there is an update available (free for the life of the machine.)  Updates usually include new/better functionality and additional content for you to make.  Cut Ready automatically checks for updates approximately every six hours, and now you can manually check yourself whenever you want - from the About section.

Thermwood Cut Center now adds the ability to manually check for updates

Boxes Added to Cut Ready Library

Of all the things Cut Ready offers, we missed a simple one.  Boxes.  Offered in a variety of construction methods, we now offer boxes, stackable boxes, boxes with handles, cubes, vertical or horizontal grain, etc. for you to make.
Thermwood Cut Center now adds a variety of boxes to the Cut Ready library

Patches/Fixes

Thermwood Cut Center Patches/FixesCertain circumstances can cause ANY software to malfunction.  In addition to adding more benefits to you, we also try to identify any issues and address them asap.  Below are the latest patches/fixes with this update: 

  • Fixed - Blind Dado Undermount Drawer Boxes were calculating the back capture hole incorrectly when choosing them from the “For Something Else” selection. 
  • Fixed – When using Off-Fall for a Job, the Sheets page displayed an incorrect number of Off-Fall / Added Sheets. 

Suggestions Wanted

Do you have a great design idea? Want to see something added to Cut Ready? Let us know! We are always looking to improve the functionality and ease of Cut Ready, so we appreciate all user feedback.

About the Cut Center 

Thermwood Cut Center Nesting Drawer Boxes 

The Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center is an exciting alternative to traditional CNC routers for making a wide variety of products including cabinets, closets, furniture, doors, drawers and much more.  Just tell the machine what you what to make and it does it...it is that simple!  NO programming is required. 

Click for More Info on the Thermwood Cut Center

 

Latest Cut Center Update Adds New Improvements

Posted by Duane Marrett on Fri, Feb 17, 2017

Tags: Thermwood, software update, Announcements, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Updated Features, News, Cut Center Updates

Latest Update Summary

Thermwood Cut Center Update

We are constantly adding new features and abilities to the Award-Winning Cut Ready Cut Center.  Our latest update adds improvements for existing Furniture Items currently standard on the Cut Ready Cut Center.

Included in this update are suggestions/recommendations from current users, along with several design changes. These changes will result in better nesting and handling of material thickness changes made by the user.

Below are the collections/items that were improved in this latest update:

Floating Bedroom Collection

This is a collection of unique contemporary bedroom furniture that appears to float above the floor without visible legs or support. It presents a simple elegant style that compliments any contemporary setting.

Cut Ready Floating Bedroom Collection  

Office Collection

This is a collection of stylish, attractive adjustable sized office furniture for the home or small business.

Cut Ready Office Collection

Cut Ready Office Collection

Closet Collection

This is a collection of components designed for the modern elegant closet, but with applications in many different areas.

Cut Center Closet Collection

Drawer Boxes

We've also improved some aspects of Cut Ready's Dovetail Drawer Boxes.

Cut Ready Drawer Boxes

Entertainment Centers

This is a sophisticated collection of contemporary entertainment wall systems inspired by high-end, incredibly expensive Italian designs.

Cut Ready Entertainment Center

Suggestions Wanted

Do you have a great design idea? Want to see something added to Cut Ready? Let us know! We are always looking to improve the functionality and ease of Cut Ready, so we appreciate all user feedback.

About the Cut Center

Thermwood Cut Center Nesting Drawer Boxes
 

The Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center is an exciting alternative to traditional CNC routers for making a wide variety of products including cabinets, closets, furniture, doors, drawers and much more.  Just tell the machine what you what to make and it does it...it is that simple!  NO programming is required. 

Click for More Info on the Thermwood Cut Center

 

Latest Cut Center Update Adds Cut Ready Publisher and Other Features

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, Feb 01, 2017

Tags: Thermwood, software update, Announcements, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Updated Features, News, Cut Center Updates

Latest Update Summary

UPDATE_PIC.jpgWe are constantly adding new features and abilities to the Award-Winning Cut Ready Cut Center.  Our latest update adds a powerful tool to the Cut Center - the integration of the Cut Ready Publisher.

What is the Cut Ready Publisher?

The Cut Ready Publisher gives eCabinet Systems users a seamless way to integrate their own designs into Cut Ready! 

  • Simply open the Publisher from within eCabinets, Drag and drop the designs you want to transfer to the Cut Center, and press the Publish button.
  • Your designs will appear in the Cut Center under "My Content".  You will now be able to resize and cut your design just like any other Cut Ready Item.

Please visit the eCabinet Systems website to download the Publisher and eCabinet Systems update.

Watch the video below to see how easy the Cut Ready Publisher process is:

Other Updated Features:

  • Standard Frameless Base Cabinets can now be resized in height, while maintaining proper Drawer Front Heights
  • Standard Frameless Tall Cabinets can now be resized in height, while maintaining proper Drawer Front Heights
  • Removed Merge Material Pages for simplicity
  • Limited, eventual removal of Tool Verify Screen when returning from CNC Access
  •  Integrated a new Stair Stringer Interface

New Stair Stinger Interface:

New Cut Center Stair Stringer Interface

About the Cut Center

Thermwood Cut Center Nesting Drawer Boxes

The Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center is an exciting alternative to traditional CNC routers for making a wide variety of products including cabinets, closets, furniture, doors, drawers and much more.  Just tell the machine what you what to make and it does it...it is that simple!  NO programming is required. 

Click for More Info on the Thermwood Cut Center

Thermwood Cut Center Updated Features!

Posted by Duane Marrett on Wed, May 04, 2016

Tags: Thermwood, software update, Announcements, Cut Ready, Cut Center, Updated Features, News, Cut Center Updates

Latest Update Summary

We are constantly adding new features and abilities to the Award-Winning Cut Ready Cut Center.  Our latest update now gives you:

  • The ability to create stair stringers and free-standing stairs
  • Merge materials for a more efficient nest
  • Specify whether your material is sheet stock or board stock (with a whole host of options for each type)
  • Add sheets as off-fall even if they weren't created from the Cut Center
  • Resize the height on face frame base cabinets (while maintaining proper drawer front heights).

Stair Stringers

The Cut Center now has the ability to create Stair Stringers, and free-standing stairs. 

Stair Stringers are now available in the Thermwood Cut Center

Stair Stringers are now available in the Thermwood Cut Center

Stair Stringers are now available in the Thermwood Cut Center

Merge Materials

This ability originated with the stair stringers development (you can nest treads, risers or stringers out of the same material, providing a more efficient nest), and this solution was so useful that it was implemented throughtout the entire system.

You may now merge materials to nest treads, risers or stringers out of the same material.

You may now merge materials to nest treads, risers or stringers out of the same material.

New Material Properties

We’ve updated the materials page to allow the user to specify whether their material is Sheet Stock or Board Stock (which affects direction of cut, feed speeds, and cut depths).  This allows you to make Solid Wood Drawer Boxes.

You can also specify if your material has identical sides (such as premium plywood), or if they are different (such as melamine that has 2 colors).  In the melamine scenario, the Cut Center will maintain all of one color to the inside of the cabinets.

For users who do not use material with grain (melamine, mdf, etc.), you can now turn grain off, resulting in a more efficient nest.

You may now speicfy whether your material is sheet stock or board stock.

Add Off-Fall Sheets not created in Cut Ready

Prior to this update, you could only add off-fall created from previous jobs by using a barcode and scanner.  This update allows you to add rectangular off-fall that was not created from the Cut Ready system, and use it just like you would regular off-fall.

You may now add rectangular off-fall that was not created through Cut Ready to your job.

Resize the Height on Frace Frame Base Cabinets

We now allow users to change the height of Face Frame Base Cabinets while maintaining proper Drawer Front Heights.

You can now change the height of farce frame base cabinets while maintaining proper drawer front heights.

About the Cut Center

Thermwood Cut Center Nesting Drawer Boxes

The Thermwood Cut Ready Cut Center is an exciting alternative to traditional CNC routers for making a wide variety of products including cabinets, closets, furniture, doors, drawers and much more.  Just tell the machine what you what to make and it does it...it is that simple!  NO programming is required.

Request More Information from Thermwood


 

 

Thermwood Five Axis Alignment Verification Routine

Posted by Duane Marrett on Thu, Mar 07, 2013

Tags: Thermwood, CNC, 5 Axis, Composites, Model 90, aerospace, CNC Routers, software, Video, Model 70, software update, CNC Router, QCore, SuperControl, Announcements, introduction, Model 77

Thermwood Five Axis Alignment Verification Routine

Thermwood has developed our new Five Axis Alignment Verification Routine which is used to record and populate the alignment measurement values into the Thermwood QCore control system (after machine alignments are manually performed).  

This routine automatically checks alignment in multiple axes and allows alignment to be quickly verified between jobs.  The routine compares the measured values to the default values.

The Thermwood 5 Axis Alignment Verification Routine includes:

  • Renishaw high-tolerance tooling sensor
  • Precision ground pin
  • Dedicated tool holder
  • Collet and all mounting hardware.


For more information on the Five Axis Alignment Verification Routine, please contact us at 1-800-533-6901.