Closet Design Software Requires Flexibility – Not Boxes
I was at a woodworking show a few years back. It was one of the first I went to since started SketchList. Even though I was ‘on business’ I was like a kid in a candy shop. Although I was there to check things out and look for opportunities — I kept wanting to grab my wallet and buy some cool new tool (toy?).
In one vendor session the marketing guy from the big cabinet software company was doing his pitch — great slides, nice pictures, nice guy although his suit seemed a little bit out of place in that particular room 🙂 But he was good. The only glitch was one woman who kept interrupting with comments like “oh sure” and “won’t work in my business”. The presenter did a good job trying to answer questions but she just wasn’t happy.
I bumped into her and her partner at a coffee break. Asking why she was a bit upset and she went on about how closets aren’t kitchens. She told me there are no standards, no plumb or level surfaces, and no real thought going into the closet space before it was to be equipped. She mentioned the cabinet programs they tried in their business but concluded that because that type of software worked by trying to place boxes in a space – they didn’t offer the flexibility she needed. She said she almost needed to design from the level of a board. BINGO – “That’s what SketchList 3D does” said I!!! thinking for sure she’d grab for her walet – as I had been tempted to do so many times that weekend. But alas no. She had me pegged for a software salesman. Possibly in her mind just below a congressman in terms of trust 🙁
But it is true that SketchList 3D – as closet design software– does provide the detail and flexibility needed. The sample image in this post was done entirely with SketchList 3D — the cabinet units, the baskets, doors, drawers, and the metal lazy Susan storage rack. Even the support footers underneath the cabinets that help overcome situations where floors refuse to be level.
Now if you design, manufacture, or otherwise implement closet solutions, you may sell off the shelf merchandise or use existing designs in your work. SketchList 3D can handle those as well. You simply create and define anything you want and store them as standard objects that can be called into any assembly or project.
In addition to that, this closet design software provides high quality 3D images, shop drawings, parts and cut lists, purchase lists, and optimize material cutting diagrams — as an integrated, one step approach to design.
SketchList 3D users report that their prospects ‘are blown away with the 3D images’ that can be generated onsite in a very short period of time. If you are looking to increase your competitive edge, download and try the free demo of SketchList 3D. We will even design your first job with you — just to show you how easy it can be.