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

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 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

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

Documentation Video – furniture design software

To to find help for SketchList 3D  – furniture design software Sometimes I get emails asking the most basic of questions about SketchList 3D furniture design software.   I understand that when you are learning something new even things that appear basic to others might be confusing.   I’ve been working on a new series of videos Read More

Cabinet Design Software – clone function

Cabinet Design Software – using the clone functions to save time  SketchList 3D cabinet design software  allows you to make exact copies of any object in your project by using the clone function. The clone function saves time by allowing you not to redesign the same part over and over again. (Somewhat related to this Read More

Cabinet Design – grain, orientation, and materials

Cabinet Design Software – using board definition  tab to change grain, orientation and materials. Creating a new board in SketchList 3D cabinet design software establishes a definition of that board that contains information about the orientation (what it looks like from the front of the assembly), grain direction, material type (for example sheet or dimension lumber), 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