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  • #8900
    kbranch
    Spectator

    Have you given any consideration to a tool that can add counter tops?

    #8902
    chiefwoodworker
    Keymaster

    Hi Kevin,

    No, I hadn’t. It seems to me that countertops are easily drawn with native SketchUp tools. Simply outline the cabinet edges with the Line tool, or use the rectangle tool, Use the Move tool to pull the front edges out the overhang amount, and then the Push/Pull tool to give it thickness. Are you thinking of a situation that is more difficult than that? Our goal from the beginning was to let SketchUp do what it does best and only add capability where SketchUp is missing it. But I would like to hear your comments if you think we should consider it.

    Joe…..

    #8914
    kbranch
    Spectator

    Hi Joe – I am in total agreement that the native sketchup tools suffice for counter top creation. Since CabWriter knows where the back, front, and probably the sides of the cabinets are, as well as the specified thickness of the counter top it may be something to consider for the future. I would see one variable as the overhang on front and sides, and also on the back if an island or peninsula, and also edge and corner treatments. If this was managed in CabWriter it would speed up the creation of renderings when you are sitting in front of a client. Food for thought.

    #8929
    chiefwoodworker
    Keymaster

    My vision for CabWriter has always been that the designer would sit with the client and draw the cabinets in real time, and the client could see and make changes in real time. In that sense drawing the countertops might make sense. I’ll put it on the wish list and see where it goes.

    Joe….

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