The craft of furniture making and cabinet building combines the processes and practices of woodworking with the goal of creating practical and esthetically pleasing output.
To achieve better results, more woodworkers are turning to woodworking computer software for assistance in designing and planning. This may be furniture design software, cabinet design software, or generic CAD programs.
Unfortunately much computer design software is difficult to learn, has little or no “understanding” of woodworking, and lacks reports such as a bill of material, optimized cutting layout diagrams, or even a basic parts list. Woodworkers find these shortcomings block their efforts to use computers in their work.
SketchList 3D was developed by a woodworker for woodworkers. SketchList 3D allows users to create virtual boards on a computer screen, letting the user size and move them as needed to achieve good design. SketchList 3D allows woodworkers to design in a way that is natural and intuitive. SketchList 3D provides instant visual feedback of the design in both 2D and 3D. Adjustments and changes are easy to make.
New users report having created their first projects, some of which were pretty complex, in the first days of using the SketchList 3D. It’s fast, fun, and easy.
SketchList 3D is woodworking specific for both cabinet design and furniture design. It knows about grain direction in parts and materials, doors and drawers, joinery types, and edging processes. The ability to shape boards allows SketchList 3D to draw complex shapes within a project.
Reports include a detailed parts list, dimensioned drawings in 2D, images in 3D, optimized cutting layouts, and a complete purchase list – including material cost calculations.
This web site shows you a bit about what you might do with SketchList 3D Professional. There are customer stories, videos showing the product being used, and an invitation for you to download the software for a free trial.