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Creating Professional Shop Drawings Using SketchUp LayOut

One of the most common question’s we’re asked by professionals is how to create professional quality shop drawings from your CabWriter model. In this article, we talk about how you can do that using CabWriter and SketchUp Pro’s LayOut program and point you towards a four part video tutorial series we’ve created to show you exactly how to create shop drawings quickly and easily.

The Edit Story Stick Tool

A CabWriter user wrote and asked how to integrate three cabinets into one cabinet, at least in appearance. The center cabinet of three boxes flanked with two single box cabinets designed as wine storage. The Edit Story Stick tool is used to accomplish this.

CabWriter Comprehensive in Frameless Design

CabWriter is equally capable of drawing pure frameless or hybrid designs as face frame designs. The latter was used in the nine part CabWriter Comprehensive tutorial series. I am planning to redo CabWriter Comprehensive using the Frameless style. In this post I provide a link to a model of each style and invite you to give me input for planning the CabWriter Comprehensive Frameless series of videos.

Customizing CabWriter Drawn Cabinets

In this post I will show you how to create a diagonal end cabinet by starting with the standard base box. I demonstrate the use of several CabWriter tools that support customizing. In addition I provide 10 strategies for minimizing the amount of work required.

CabWriter Comprehensive – Part 9

We demonstrate how to create the scenes necessary for your shop drawings as well as finish construction of the walls and show you a few features of the Construct Walls tool.

CabWriter Comprehensive – Part 8

Learn how to use CabWriter’s editing tools to recover from mistakes and other problems that crop up during the drawing process.

CabWriter Comprehensive – Part 7

Clean up! That part of a modeling project where you eliminate necessary parts, customize some parts, add parts that are missing (e.g. shelves), lengthen or shorten parts, add custom parts to the CabWriter cabinets or any other editing necessary to complete the model.

Face Frame, Frameless, Overlay & Inset

Learn how CabWriter deals with face frame and frameless designs and how overlay doors fit into the overall picture.

CabWriter Comprehensive – Part 6

Learn how to use the ‘Re-Draw Selected Cabinets’ tool to change the characteristics of an existing cabinet and explore the Box Selector dialog to learn about the settings that you can change on a per box bases.

CabWriter Comprehensive – Part 5

Learn to create tall divided base cabinet, standard upper cabinet, standard diagonal corner cabinet and a four box divided upper cabinet while learning some new SketchUp tricks and CabWriter tools.