How Using Different Views Can Transform Your Designs

Woodworking design software can make the design process more efficient, precise and ultimately help create beautiful and functional pieces. One of the challenges of using CAD programs, however, is navigating through the different layers in the design process. Fortunately, SketchList 3D cabinet design software has developed an intuitive system for designing that doesn’t rely on layers, but rather on levels or subassemblies.


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SketchList 3D: An Alternative to Layer-based Design

SketchList 3D’s cabinet design software is a powerful tool that can help you create custom furniture designs. Unlike other CAD programs that use layers, SketchList 3D uses levels or subassemblies. The advantage of this system is that it allows you to work on different parts of a design with more precision and control.

Each level or subassembly represents a different level of detail, such as doors, drawers, assemblies, or projects. This system enables users to design in a more intuitive way, without having to keep track of layers or other complex design concepts.


Viewing Your Design: Exploding, Wireframe, and Deleting Boards

While SketchList 3D’s system of levels and subassemblies is a great way to design furniture, there are times when you need to see the inner workings of your design. There are three different ways to accomplish this:


1. Exploding the View of Your Design

Exploding the view of your design can be a great way to get a closer look at all of the different components of your project. This view allows you to see all of the pieces in your design at once, giving you a better sense of how everything fits together.


2. Viewing Your Design as a Wireframe

Viewing your design as a wireframe can be helpful when you need to see through all of the boards in your project. This view allows you to see the internal structure of your design, which can be helpful when you’re trying to visualize how everything fits together.


3. Deleting Boards to Take a Peek Inside

A third option is to delete a board to take a peek inside your design. While this method might seem counterintuitive, it can be a helpful way to see what’s going on inside your project. Simply delete the board that’s blocking your view, and then do a control Z or undo action to replace the board when you’re finished.


In Summary

Using woodworking design software can be a great way to create beautiful and functional pieces of furniture. SketchList 3D’s system of levels and subassemblies offers an intuitive way to design without relying on complex layer-based systems.


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