The Beginning of SketchList 3D
While building a breakfront to display artwork and store dishes several years ago, Dave Rozewski realized that most of the design packages available online at the time were hard to learn and didn’t meet the specific needs of woodworkers. After this experience, he embarked on building an easy-to-use furniture design software that allowed woodworkers to build photorealistic furniture models in minutes. That’s how Sketchlist 3D came to be and over the years, SketchList 3D has evolved into the perfect solution for anyone creating custom designs in wood.
User-Friendly Furniture Design Software
Designing with SketchList 3D is like building with your hands, not programming a computer – you see what you plan to make instantly. This software has eliminated the limits of CAD programs to become the first 3D modeling program specifically for woodworkers.
Common woodworking functions are reduced to just a couple of clicks. Contours, joinery, shaping, hardware, doors, drawers and cabinets. A process that usually takes a long time in CAD, can now all be built in a matter of a few clicks. Additionally, the models designed within the software encompass the task of reporting – integrated and automated. Any change in the design instantly appears in all the reports.
Our innovation continues. Because we listen to our customers. We understand how they work, what they like in our software, and what can be better. Then, we incorporate their best ideas and suggestions into SketchList 3D.
What Users Say About SketchList 3D
I craft custom sized display cases and display case stands, tables, and display cabinets. When I receive a request for a quote on an item, I also generate a model rendering of the item using SketchList, and send this picture to the prospective customer along with the quote. I have received several positive comments back from customers who liked being able to get an idea of what the item would look like. I also use the parts list report as a reference when I start cutting the pieces that make up the item.Bill Boyd
I have used a great many different CAD programs over my 25 years in this business, and SketchList Pro 3D is one of the most intuitive I have seen for cabinet makers.
This system is certainly different from the many CAD programs I have used in the past, but that is just because I am “re-training”. Really, most CAD programs work pretty much the same and once you know one, the only differences are features. SketchList Pro will be easier for woodworkers to learn since EVERYTHING is designed from boards, just like you are already used to. It is a subtle but very important distinction in my opinion.
It works like you do. Not with lines on virtual paper but by assembling individual boards and panels into recognizable objects. These can then be saved and placed into a known work space just as you would on the job site. I know of no other program that gives you both 3D renderings to sell the job to a client AND the cut lists, shop drawings, and optimized material layouts to build the job with should you win the bid.Ralph Bagnall
We Believe In
- Customer-focused outlook in every aspect of the business
- Everything should make sense to a woodworker
- Satisfaction guaranteed
A Special Thank You
We would like to issue a special thank you to Henry Scanzano, Yixinhuang, Betim Mehmeti, & The Creative Fund by BackerKit for backing the SketchList 3D Version 5 Kickstarter. Their donation helps fund free access to over 400 Canadian woodshop instructors whose classes are affected by COVID-19. Thank you for investing in the future of woodworking!