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

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

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

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

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