Kitchen Cabinet Design Software for fast design cabinet boxes.
Each week I train new users of SketchList 3D.
I think a problem in these sessions is that the “student” is anxious to get into the details – probably too quickly. We create an assembly, insert a board and begin applying joinery, contours, drilling holes, and shaping that board as necessary. I understand that all of these details need to be included in the design. But I think some idea of context would help understand what we are doing.
Take a look at the forest before carving a corbel from a tree…
I decided to put together a video creating cabinets – boxes really – in a way of quickly creating more of a context for our work.
You are designing a cabinet for a kitchen or maybe a wall unit for an entertainment center.
Get started with some broad strokes to create size and locate the boxes that are going build. These make up the foundation of your design.
It is really very easy to go back in and apply the details later. Because SketchList 3D has the ability to clone, clone and space, clone and merge, or save objects as standards to be used over and over. You can quickly apply the details everywhere needed in the design.
This video shows one way to do make quick boxes. Create an assembly and click as many of the different types of board (shelf, side, back) as you need. Then use the spreadsheet and name each board. At this point you can use the spreadsheet size and locate the boards, or you can use the blue dot and red dot techniques of sizing and locating objects.
At the end of the video I show the shop line, optimized layout diagrams, and partners/Cutlass reports that were generated as part of this design. Remember records are totally integrated and are created during the design process.
Watch the video and see if this isn’t a quicker way to get started.
As always contact me directly if you have any questions, comments, or problems.