Optimized material layout saves money

Materials, stock, and optimized material layout. Introduction: SketchList 3D integrates the process of generating optimized material layout diagram with that of generating your design. One benefit of the optimized material diagrams, both for sheet good and dimension lumber, is that waste is reduced to a minimum. This saves money and material cost. The second benefit Read More

Cabinet design software – detailed corners with contours

Cabinet design software – mitered corners and contours A user emailed me about a problem using our cabinet design software in his project. It’s a great example of clear communication – to the point with a screen shot to show the issue.  I sent back a solution and will now make a video to discuss Read More

Custom Cabinet Software – Intro to SketchList 3D

Custom Cabinet Software in a few simple steps I used to train people who wanted every last detail – all the bits.  More and more I train professionals who want to get started now.  They are willing, at least at first, to gloss over the details when starting SketchList 3D.  They want a 3D image, Read More

Woodworking Design Comments

Woodworking Comments from Terry “I’ve been using SketchList for a VERY short time, less than a month. I have some experience with 2D drawing from working 35 years as engineer, but I do have some wood working experience, about 50 years. But I’m far from being a journeyman. Now that I’m retired I’m working on Read More

Design Software Productivity Hints

Two low  cost ways of improving productivity using design software. I regularly train people to use the SketchList 3D design software.  We do this over the internet and chat on the phone as we design.  I was online recently with a user – in this case on a Mac laptop – and did not have Read More

Design Software in 3 Easy Steps

Design Software in 3 Easy Steps – Video First you insert an object or container. Second you size it. Third you locate it. An object is a board – generally speaking.  A container is a collection of objects and other containers.  For example the container Assembly can hold the containers doors and drawers — not Read More