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    Default Interpolate function and Cabineo

    I am trying to set up eCabinets and the ShopBot Link for the Cabineo system by Lamello.

    I have it set up as a KD fastener in eCabinets and there are no issues there. The problem is in the cutting. I have a 15mm tool set up to drill. I also have a 1/4" bit set up to route along with interpolate.

    When it comes to cutting the 3 overlapping 15mm holes, instead of drilling them with the 15mm boring bit, it is routing them out with the 1/4" bit. The only way I can get it to use the 15mm boring bit is to turn off interpolate under the 1/4" bit. This means I loose the interpolate function when pocketing holes to accept something like a flush mounted LED light.

    What am I missing with the interpolate function? Thanks in advance for any help.
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    Hi Keith,

    In settings did you try turning on "Run Pockets made of 1 arc and 1 line as a drill when the line is on the edge of the part”?

    it says it is used to cut KD fastener pockets as a drill operation, rather than using the pocketing method.

    Tim
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Lucas View Post
    Hi Keith,

    In settings did you try turning on "Run Pockets made of 1 arc and 1 line as a drill when the line is on the edge of the part”?

    it says it is used to cut KD fastener pockets as a drill operation, rather than using the pocketing method.

    Tim
    Thanks Tim. I will try that tomorrow and report back.
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    That didn't work, unfortunately.

    When I set the 1/4" bit to interpolate, it still wants to use it to pocket out the 15mm holes instead of drilling them with the 15mm boring bit.

    As soon as I uncheck interpolate on the 1/4" bit, it uses the 15mm boring bit to drill the 15mm holes.

    Still scratching my head on this one.
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    So I remember something about it looking for tools in order, what if your 15mm bit was a tool before your 1/4" bit??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Lucas View Post
    So I remember something about it looking for tools in order, what if your 15mm bit was a tool before your 1/4" bit??
    That sounds promising. I will check that out. Thanks.
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    I agree with Tim. Drill and Interpolate are both drill functions. With a Drill operation, the link will look in Tooling at Operation 1 and see if it can do the job. If it can't, it moves on to Operation 2. If Operation 2 tool can do the job, the link stops looking for a tool. It doesn't look for the "best" tool to do the job, just one to complete it.

    Same scenario for Rout/Dado operations. Typically best to order from largest to smallest, unless you have a scenario of a specific tool to do a job.

    If you cannot get it figured out, take an export from the link and email it to cabinets@thermwood.com and I'll take a look at it. Just reference this thread so I have an idea of whats going on.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Lucas View Post
    So I remember something about it looking for tools in order, what if your 15mm bit was a tool before your 1/4" bit??
    Quote Originally Posted by cmbuechlein View Post
    I agree with Tim. Drill and Interpolate are both drill functions. With a Drill operation, the link will look in Tooling at Operation 1 and see if it can do the job. If it can't, it moves on to Operation 2. If Operation 2 tool can do the job, the link stops looking for a tool. It doesn't look for the "best" tool to do the job, just one to complete it.

    Same scenario for Rout/Dado operations. Typically best to order from largest to smallest, unless you have a scenario of a specific tool to do a job.

    If you cannot get it figured out, take an export from the link and email it to cabinets@thermwood.com and I'll take a look at it. Just reference this thread so I have an idea of whats going on.


    -Clint-
    That worked! Thanks very much to both of you!

    I rearranged all the tools from biggest to smallest and everything ran as expected.

    I really appreciate the help.
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    That worked! Thanks very much to both of you, I appreciate your help. I rearranged the tools from biggest to smallest and everything ran as I wanted.
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    That's Great! Now back to some of that beautiful work you do

    Tim
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