November 27, 2018 at 4:39 pm #18339
Is there any plans to build in a costing tool or is there something everyone is already using with sketchup ?November 27, 2018 at 7:32 pm #18340
We don’t have any plans to build an estimating tool into CabWriter; it’s out of the scope of what we set out to do and there are other tools out there. The one to look at it Cutlist Plus fx. In addition to advanced cutlisting features, plywood optimization, and label printing, it also has a robust estimating and costing functionality to help you track your labor, material, and other project costs.
GregNovember 27, 2018 at 7:40 pm #18341
I figured as much but I thought I would ask, I wasn’t sure how well cutlist plus could handle that. also do you have any recommendations for rendering after the drawings to make it look more photo like.
JeremyNovember 28, 2018 at 8:29 pm #18364
I think Cutlist Plus is well regarded in terms of those functions; it would be worth a look. The only rendering software I’ve played with is one called Twilight, which one of our other customers uses. All of the rendering software is very involved and I just haven’t had time to master it. They have a free version and a paid version; I’ve just played with the free one. I got it to render, but haven’t yet got the hang of doing the proper lighting and material setup.
GregDecember 20, 2018 at 11:37 am #19556
Do you use the cutlist plus for estimating.
I watched a few videos but it seems like it maybe to basic for a complete cost of a kitchen unless I just put a total number in of what I think it should be,December 20, 2018 at 4:48 pm #19562
I don’t personally use it for estimating. I have a set of spreadsheets that I’ve created over the years to help me. I’m sure Cutlist Plus would work, I just haven’t had the time or motivation to go there.
GregDecember 24, 2018 at 2:53 pm #19804
Just curious on how you do your spreadsheet do you have a charge for each piece needed or use a sq foot or liner foot price and add in all the hardware and such .
Thanks and have a Merry Christmas
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