Optimized material layout saves money

Materials, stock, and optimized material layout. Introduction: SketchList 3D integrates the process of generating optimized material layout diagram with that of generating your design. One benefit of the optimized material diagrams, both for sheet good and dimension lumber, is that waste is reduced to a minimum. This saves money and material cost. The second benefit Read More

Custom Cabinet Software – Intro to SketchList 3D

Custom Cabinet Software in a few simple steps I used to train people who wanted every last detail – all the bits.  More and more I train professionals who want to get started now.  They are willing, at least at first, to gloss over the details when starting SketchList 3D.  They want a 3D image, Read More

Design Software in 3 Easy Steps

Design Software in 3 Easy Steps – Video First you insert an object or container. Second you size it. Third you locate it. An object is a board – generally speaking.  A container is a collection of objects and other containers.  For example the container Assembly can hold the containers doors and drawers — not Read More

Case good design – common error forgetting doors

Case Good Design – make sure to leave room on the front for frames and doors. Next question from a user that might apply to more than this one person who was doing a case good design…. “If I want to add the doors at the end and forgot to leave front space for them Read More

Face frames saved as standards

Face frames video when they are saved shows how they can be reused in other places.               Face frames appear in many different jobs.  Cabinets, bookcase, entertainment centers – they seem to always look better with the finished look of a frame. This video shows how to use a Read More

Casework design using standard boards.

Casework design time can be cut dramatically by re-using standard parts.   The linked in video on YouTube has three goals. Allow new users to begin designs without rally understanding the concept of board orientation. Reviewing how to use the very powerful red and blue dots editing features. Introducing a new way of designing that Read More

Re-sizing cabinet designs

Re-sizing cabinet designs – one size can indeed fit all.   In this week’s webinar we had an opportunity to discuss and use the cabinet re-sizing capability within sketch list 3-D. The users had questions about what would happen to a shape or to a data placed on a board when that board was stretched Read More

Cabinet Design Software – Quick Introduction

Last week I sent out a post with two links to instructional videos on SketchList 3D cabinet design software.  One was very long and I promised to break it into a series of shorted videos with more comments.  Cabinet design software functions best with tools that allow efficient use of assemblies in your designs.  That Read More

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