To Err is Human

Sometimes you do things like misplace a dado… …fortunately for us, SketchList 3D makes fixing errors pretty painless! In my last blog, we had completed our cabinet side and mirrored it. This time around we will complete the box ready to add doors and other details. This may seem like an involved process, but we Read More

Cabinet Calculator Excel Like in SketchList 3D

SketchList 3D contains a cabinet calculator excel like function. When designing with SketchList 3D you operate on both an individual object (for example a board) and multiple objects. The multiple objects are located together in relationship to one another according to the plan for any given assembly. Operating on an individual object level you can Read More

Optimized Material Layout Diagrams

Optimized Material Layout Diagrams and Cut List Reports how to…. A user called me the last week asking about the optimized material layout diagrams in SketchList 3D. One of the main attractions for SketchList for this user was the ability to save time and money by generating layout diagrams. The other question on his mind Read More

Optimizing Layout – Furniture Design Software

Furniture design software should optimize parts layouts. The user sent in a project because he was having some difficulty with the optimized layout diagrams.  So as I often do I imported his project and took a look at what might be wrong.  Sometimes I find things that need to be fixed in SketchList 3D furniture Read More

First Steps with Cabinet Design Software

Cabinet Design Software –  Getting started that all important first board. In in my last blog, I showed you the workspace for my actual kitchen. I’ll be adding the cabinets in that space, but it is a bit large for creating a single cabinet. No issues actually doing it, but it would involve a lot Read More

Optimizing Parts Layout – cabinet design software

SketchList 3D Cabinet Design Software – Optimizer   The optimizer in the SketchList 3D cabinet design software package saves your time laying out materials for cutting, but more importantly, saves materials by minimizing scrap. The optimizer takes each part of the project sorted by material type, name, and thickness then calculates the best combination of Read More

Shaping Boards with your cabinet design software

How to use your cabinet design software to shaping boards The shaping of boards is fundamental to woodworking. In the  SketchList 3D cabinet design software package  the term shaping really means cutting in some way. You might cut a toe kick the bottom of a kitchen cabinet side, you might cut a curve in the Read More