Optimizing Layout – Furniture Design Software

Furniture design software should optimize parts layouts. The user sent in a project because he was having some difficulty with the optimized layout diagrams.  So as I often do I imported his project and took a look at what might be wrong.  Sometimes I find things that need to be fixed in SketchList 3D furniture Read More

First Steps with Cabinet Design Software

Cabinet Design Software –  Getting started that all important first board. In in my last blog, I showed you the workspace for my actual kitchen. I’ll be adding the cabinets in that space, but it is a bit large for creating a single cabinet. No issues actually doing it, but it would involve a lot Read More

Optimizing Parts Layout – cabinet design software

SketchList 3D Cabinet Design Software – Optimizer   The optimizer in the SketchList 3D cabinet design software package saves your time laying out materials for cutting, but more importantly, saves materials by minimizing scrap. The optimizer takes each part of the project sorted by material type, name, and thickness then calculates the best combination of Read More

Shaping Boards with your cabinet design software

How to use your cabinet design software to shaping boards The shaping of boards is fundamental to woodworking. In the  SketchList 3D cabinet design software package  the term shaping really means cutting in some way. You might cut a toe kick the bottom of a kitchen cabinet side, you might cut a curve in the Read More

Documentation Video – furniture design software

To to find help for SketchList 3D  – furniture design software Sometimes I get emails asking the most basic of questions about SketchList 3D furniture design software.   I understand that when you are learning something new even things that appear basic to others might be confusing.   I’ve been working on a new series of videos Read More

Cabinet Design Software – clone function

Cabinet Design Software – using the clone functions to save time  SketchList 3D cabinet design software  allows you to make exact copies of any object in your project by using the clone function. The clone function saves time by allowing you not to redesign the same part over and over again. (Somewhat related to this Read More

Cabinet Design – grain, orientation, and materials

Cabinet Design Software – using board definition  tab to change grain, orientation and materials. Creating a new board in SketchList 3D cabinet design software establishes a definition of that board that contains information about the orientation (what it looks like from the front of the assembly), grain direction, material type (for example sheet or dimension lumber), Read More

Cabinet Design Software – doors & drawers.

How to add doors and drawers with you cabinet design software.   Lesson – creating and using containers   To enable you to become more proficient SketchList 3D cabinet design software supports multiple level containers for your designs.  A container is any object that holds or contains other objects.    The advantage of containers comes Read More

Book case sample – Woodworking Design Software

Locating multiple boards within a design. In your mind you can probably visualize that a basic bookcase has one board on either side and several shelves between them. This lesson will show you how to locate boards relative to each other in your design to ‘make’ that bookcase using our woodworking design software. Blue dots Read More

Woodworking Design Software to Resize boards

SketchList 3D –Woodworking Design Software – Resize Lesson: Changing or modifying the size of a board. In this lesson in using your woodworking design software you will learn to modify a board to meet the requirements of a design.  Please note that the techniques of changing size of a board apply to changing all of Read More