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Secondary Software for drawing/nesting cabinet parts3/19
We are about to upgrade our CNC to a new machine so now we have a few software decisions to make. Our heavy-lifting will still be done by Cabinet Vision, we'll just update the post to work with the new CNC.
However, we sell a lot of CNC cabinet parts to local clients that are very simple parts (rectangles with line bore, maybe a back dado or hinge bore). I need a secondary software package that will allow me to run code on these parts independently of Cabinet Vision.
This will function as an emergency "backup" software in case we crash Cabinet Vision, but will mostly be used to nest these simple cabinet parts.
I'm trying to avoid having to draw/modify DXF files in CAD. My current system requires me to keep a massive folder full of DXF files. I'm hoping to find a way of eliminating the need of having a huge DXF library.
I am not familiar with what's available out there, does anyone have any suggestions?
What brand machine..you should have a basic CAD system on it and most likely parametric so you could draw a typical side panel and then just adjust size
All this can be done in CV.
However, there is CADcode and Routercad they might give you what you need
I had the same thoughts with our first cnc.
We have two now and 6 seats of CV - 2 of them being S2M.
We run a wholesale division of casework, parts and tops We also cut a lot of corian, panels, some hardwood parts and of course tons of casework CV is very stable at CV 11 and now our tests on 12 are complete we are going to switch to 12 latest update
Router Cim is the best way to go for the ease of transition of other peoples parts. I have used this software for over 20 years and its just simple. It will also link to CV if needed to nest those parts as well. I have included Kenny's email address so you can contact him directly. They will do a net demo and cycle parts on the fly for you. There is no bigger bang for the buck in the industry. No I don't work for them.
Work phone*(Found in Email)
Alphacam has a very good parametric setup
Link to YouTube video