Boards and Materials and… Cabinet Design Software
I received an email from a user that taught me a few things. He was ‘frustrated’ and needed some advice. When we spoke he said he found the relationship between boards and materials confusing. What I learned is that what is obvious to some is not to others. SO I decided to make a video explaining the relationship between boards and materials.
Boards – we’re beginning to call them parts – are three dimensional objects in your design. They can be shelves, or rails and stiles, or dividers – or anything.
Material is the stuff boards (parts) come from. It can be anything (wood, stone, glass….) of any size. A material has a width and length which you change when you ‘cut’ boards from that material. You set the thickness when you define a material and can’t change that. Someday we’ll make that possible!