Cabinet software – optimzing material layouts
Cabinet Software – Laying out cutting diagram
Finding and fixing optimizer issues in cabinet software.
I received an email from a user whose optimized layout diagram didn’t exactly work out for his cabinet design. I took this as an opportunity to cover some of what might go wrong when using the optimizer – since if you are a SketchList 3D user you might have experienced the REDBOXES in your cutlist plus optimized layout diagram report.
There are commonly 4 sources of this error.
- Material defined but no added to stock.
- Size of stock not fit the size of the board.
- Wrong [or no] grain direction assigned to a board.
- Wrong board orientation set for a board.
Please view the video to see the problem at hand and how I went about determining the source and fixing the issue.
There is more help on optimized layouts for cabinet design under your help menu of SketchList 3D.
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