Entries by chiefwoodworker

Creating A Component Library

I am often asked “How do I create my own components library?”. This post will explain in detail. After reading this post and watching the video, you might also want to see a related blog called Creating a Library of Moldings & Trim. Location of Component Folders Components are stored in the Components libraries accessed […]

Helpful CabWriter Documents

CabWriter 2.0 will be released before the end of July. We are working on an extensive user’s guide to be completed soon after that. In the mean time, we will be releasing parts of that guide in stand alone PDF format, so you will have that information as quickly as possible. With the CabWriter 2.0.0 […]

CabWriter 2.0 for Furniture Design? Yup!

Many of you are familiar with our SketchUp extension called CabWriter. If not, you might want to visit our CabWriter website. CabWriter is a parameter driven CAD tool for drawing kitchen cabinets, entertainment centers, vanities, tool cabinet etc.. It also produces the cut lists, drawings and DXF files necessary to build the cabinets either by […]

Coming This Summer: CabWriter 2.0.0

CabWriter 2.0.0 is nearing its introduction this summer. Beta testers have been busy using it, reporting bugs and helping to define its new capabilities. We thought it time to let non-beta testers in on some of the upcoming features in in CabWriter 2.0.0. CabWriter Software, LLC is officially announcing today that anyone who purchases a CabWriter 1.0.0 license or higher between now and the release of CabWriter 2.0.0, will receive a free upgrade license to the equivalent 2.0.0 license.

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 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.