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

Woodworking Design Comments

Woodworking Comments from Terry “I’ve been using SketchList for a VERY short time, less than a month. I have some experience with 2D drawing from working 35 years as engineer, but I do have some wood working experience, about 50 years. But I’m far from being a journeyman. Now that I’m retired I’m working on 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

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

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

Book case sample – Woodworking Design Software

Locating multiple boards within a design. In your mind you can probably visualize that a basic bookcase has one board on either side and several shelves between them. This lesson will show you how to locate boards relative to each other in your design to ‘make’ that bookcase using our woodworking design software. Blue dots Read More