SketchList 3D: Creating Better Woodworking Designs in Less Time

Woodworkers are frustrated by CAD software that forces them learn things that have nothing to do with woodworking, adding to their confusion and wasting time. Woodworkers like SketchList because it uses woodworking terms and practices. It is easy to learn and lets our users focus on their craft. The ability to focus in the shop leads to better output - bringing joy and satisfaction to woodworking.

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Traditional Design Approaches Just Don't Cut It Anymore

Over a decade in the industry has taught us two things: designing with pencil and paper takes too much time, is hard to modify, and makes mistakes easy to overlook and hard to correct. And, CAD takes too much time and energy to learn and use and requires woodworkers to change the way they think about design.

You Deserve Woodworking Design Software That Thinks Like You

As woodworkers ourselves, we know you want to spend less time planning and more time creating. You want an efficient design process that turns your vision into a step-by-step action plan, complete with reports.

You want software designed for woodworkers that thinks like a woodworker. You don’t want to adjust your thinking pattern to accommodate the software.

Turn Your Vision into a Reality

With SketchList 3D, you reduce your design time with less stress and fewer headaches. You increase your sense of achievement and self-confidence to bid on and win higher-end jobs. This is thanks to our ability to create stunning mockups, multiple design model options, cut lists, material layouts, and purchase reports.

Working with SketchList 3D involves just three steps: inserting virtual boards, cutting them to size, and locating them in the design. The model appears instantly on the screen, and the software automatically generates the layouts, spreadsheet, drawings, cut lists, and purchase list reports for all your needs. From chairs and benches to tables and closets, SketchList 3D makes project guesswork obsolete.

The Path to Better Designs

If you don’t want to spend another minute, much less day after day, wasting your time designing, and not having the time to take on more projects, then make a change.

Whether you are new to the world of woodworking or have been sanding, sawing, and joining for decades, here are the steps to take to bring your woodworking designs to the next level:

Sign Up for Free

Download and install SketchList 3D. You will receive the full SketchList 3D design experience, and our support, for free with our 30-day trial.

We will provide you with a collection of step-by-step video guides that give you a comprehensive deep dive into each one of SketchList’s powerful features.

Start with a Basic Project

As you get started with your first project, we will be only a call, email, or text away. We also have comprehensive supporting materials which will guide you along your way.

Attend the Weekly Workshops

Fast-track the learning curve by joining our weekly workshops where we explain how the tools work in detail and answer any and all questions.

Transform the Way that You Bring your Designs to Life

Try the new SketchList 3D V5 for 30 Days, Free of Charge! No credit card required.

We have successfully guided nearly 5,000 users to save hundreds of hours and achieve their goals. We pledge the same dedication to your success that we have done for them.

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Powerful 3D Wood Design Features: SketchList Version 5

  • Easy-to-use app navigation
  • One-click sizing, cloning, spacing, and mirroring
  • Realistic project renderings
  • Templates library
  • One-click contours, holes, joints, and lines
  • Customizable interface
  • Drag and snap objects
  • Cutting guidance for CNC machines
  • Automated cut list report

Use Our Cutting-Edge 3D Wood Design Software to:

Generate quality models fast

SketchList 3D makes pen and paper design and rendering a thing of the past. Create sketches, copy designs from project to project, work with virtual 3D boards, and design custom contours, joinery, and boards with a few mouse clicks—all with instant visual feedback guides to direct you from the design stage to cutting your wood.

Create and use standard objects

Gain inspiration from our vast library of materials, objects, and projects. You can also custom build your own hardware, materials, boards, and more to save you precious project time.

Run accurate reports

Reports are automatically generated and modified as you develop your project. They provide complete parts and cut lists for CNC machines, shop drawings, and material layout diagrams. Customize and standardize information that you want to display in each report to keep all of your project work highly-accurate.

Spot mistakes early on

Avoid pesky project mistakes by visualizing your design, making edits, and producing accurate cut lists before cutting anything. SketchList 3D gives you control over every board, cut, angle, and hole in your design with just a click of a button and allows you to produce accurate one-off designs effortlessly. Don’t be afraid to try a new design out—SketchList will help you envision it before investing resources.

Save time and money

With templates, reports, spreadsheets, and productivity tools, every tweak you make to your wood design is instantly reflected throughout the whole project. Be prepared to boost revenue and minimize waste with the optimized cutting layout. Our 3D wood design software will streamline your whole production, enabling you to produce more, quicker.

Design materials to promote your business

With SketchList 3D, you can quickly create and share a variety of materials to sell your services to potential customers, including stunning before and after images, multiple design model options, spreadsheets, custom reports, and more. Use these to land clients and to share your work with your social networks or on your website.

Free Online Woodworking Workshop with SketchList 3D

Learn how to use SketchList 3D like a pro

See demonstrations of our custom woodworking software

Start creating better designs faster

Become a part of our woodworking community

Share your project success with other woodworking enthusiasts

What our Users are Saying About SketchList

85% of responders

said they'd recommend SketchList to friends and family

Robert Thsuster

The trial version was very helpful in one of my larger jobs and the finished product was spot-on
for the on-site install. The two floor registers fell right into place with the breakfast nook seating! The client LOVED the piece and we’re in conversation for another large job.

Adam Harris

SketchList 3D Pro is a really good CAD software for the DIY set. There are a few things that they could have included to make life easier for non-professionals, but it’s still got a lot of versatility so that you don’t need to be a cabinet maker to make use of it. All in all, I highly recommend this software, and will now be using it as my primary go-to when I need to work with cabinets.

Don Neil

Easy to use, very nice rendering and really helpful towards creating my material list, along with
minimizing waste with the cut lists and diagrams.

John R.

Ease of use… works like a woodworker thinks rather than how a programmer thinks.

Craig R.

Very good support along with online education videos.

Frank Willingham

I looked for years for a design woodworking software program that would easily capture a design and enable modifications. I tried Autocad, Designcad, and Sketchup. As a result of my experience. I found all of these programs are very complicated, expensive, and carry a huge learning curve. Sketchlist has captured the best of these programs from a woodworker’s perspective. Furthermore it is easy to input dimensions and make adjustments as needed.
Whether it is a simple box design or the molding that surrounds it, SketchList makes it easy.
And it is very affordable.

Lee Peterson

SketchList 3D Professional offers me all the features I could possibly use. It is particularly
useful in estimating how much material I will need for each project, and for providing cutting layouts. Because I find it to be very accurate on material costs I feel comfortable with that part of my bids.

John Lansing

I am sorry it took me so long to purchase your design software, but boy when I did, the business boomed! I’ve been using your cabinet design software now quite extensively. I have designed and quoted on 4 jobs in the first month of receiving it and have successfully won 3 of those jobs. The fourth one was actually put on hold because of the customers situation!

Mike Oldak

SketchList is unbelievable! I’ve use this cabinet design software package and it really pays off.
Just the optimization of the cuts for the 4×8 sheets of plywood was worth the price. Saving even a sheet now and then pays for the software. I give the local wood shop my cutting diagrams and have them do all of that for me. This was especially important as my small shop didn’t handle large 4×8 sheets easily. Feel free to use the photos I sent if you like as examples of what can be done with SketchList on a first try.

Fred Eisis

Our shop uses SketchList everyday, sometimes even directly with our customers standing over our shoulder. Most of all we love the design features that are related just to woodworking and the photo backgrounds from clients are an amazing feature. Furthermore we’re thinking of using the 3D PDF on a touch screen in our showroom.

Dan Longiaru

I used your software for a wall unit for one of my clients. Up to now we’ve done everything with pen and paper. The 3D renderings absolutely blew them away. In addition, your software guided me in a detailed technical discussion with the clients about their requirements. Since that type of discussion sometimes uncovers requirements that affected the contract price — better to find out sooner than later.

John Canning

I am a brand-new customer and, after 30 minutes, have fallen in love with SketchList Hobby. Your program is exactly what I needed – and it is so easy to use. In my first 30 minutes of use, I learned all about SketchList Hobby as I entered my current project. It’s just a simple crate, but it has to be exactly right in order to protect the contents that will be stored within. As I learned more about the program, and took advantage of the different views and tools, I found more than one math error I made when I was working with pencil and paper. I am in love with the program and am now searching for an excuse to upgrade to the Pro version.

Everything You Need to Streamline Your Designs

SketchList is the most complete woodworking design program on the market. It covers every aspect of:

And it lets you build three-dimensional models of your designs with stunning life-like detail.

Simply use the three steps - insert a board, cut it to size, and locate it - to create your model with all the reports and drawings you need to win bids and get started with your project!

Try The 30 Day Free Trial

Nearly 5,000 people, just like you, have trusted us to help them transform their woodworking workflow and reach their goals. Join the SketchList community and reignite your passion for woodworking.

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