#2406
chiefwoodworker
Keymaster

Hi zorsim,

I appreciate your offer of help and your feedback. I can (and will) fix the DXF output too.

Coming up with a metric set of defaults should be easy from a communications standpoint. We don’t have to involve Excel or any other program besides CabWriter. Change any or all settings you want in the CabWriter Settings dialog box. Then simply use the “Save CabWriter Defaults” tool to save those setting in a file with a meaningful file name. At anytime in the future you can load those defaults into the CabWriter Settings dialog box with the “Open and Load CabWriter Defaults” tool and provide the desired file name. Send that file to me via the Forum or directly to jpz@srww.com . When you use the “Save CabWriter Defaults” tool it stores the saved file in your Plugins folder at:

Plugins\cabwriter\cabwriter_defaults

The full address on my Windows 10 machine is:

C:\Users\Joe\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 2017\SketchUp\Plugins\cabwriter\cabwriter_defaults

Once we settle on a complete set of defaults I will either distribute this file, or files if we want a frameles and face frame set, with CabWriter included in the installation file.

Also, I don’t know if you are aware of this, but every part of every cabinet has stored in it the DNA for its creation. That DNA has two components: the defaults used to draw it and the instructions for building that specific cabinet (e.g.draw bank base with two drawers). So you can click on any CabWriter part for a cabinet and use the “Retrieve Cabinets Defaults” tool to load the CabWriter Settings used in that cabinet. So, for example, if you are working on a new project and recall an old project that utilized a set of defaults you wish to use but never saved them, simply open the old project, select a part, use the “Retrieve Cabinets Defaults” tool to load them followed by the “Save CabWriter Defaults” tool to save them. Now you can close the old model file. In the new project use the “Open and Load CabWriter Defaults” tool to place them in the CabWriter settings for the new project.

Joe…