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Cabnetware software

Fedi Geczy Member

Website: http://designcraftinc.com


I have a very old version of Cabnetware, 4.3, probably from the late nineties. I am totally happy and satisfied with it and have no intention to change.

My door supplier informed me that from July I will not be able to use their ordering software, unless I upgrade to Windows10. Currently I am running Windows 7.

Does anyone know if Cabnetware will run on Windows 10? My old contact from Cabnetware/Planit/etc. is probably retired or dead by now.



2/17/21       #2: Cabnetware software ...
Paul Downs

Maybe you should just get another computer for placing orders. I have an old Mac running a piece of software I love - and another that I keep up to date and use for 98% of my work.

2/17/21       #3: Cabnetware software ...
Tom C

I have been a cabnetware user since it came out on DOS !
Retired it-
Been using Mozaik for 20+ months now. Took a bit of a learning curve. Got several hours of training.
Would not go back!
I see now it was like before I had an Edgebander-Slow - lots of hand work !

Got rid of my old windows 7 Laptop, Now have a Dell Latitude 5510 Laptop & 2 - 27" screens in front of me. So much faster !
Windows 10, Meet up and Zoom meetings. Just transferring files faster and less printer hassles now also...
Mozaik plans of a recent project-"Customer version".

If you insist upon using the old clunker...
Maybe Jim can help..


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2/18/21       #4: Cabnetware software ...
Karl E Brogger  Member

Website: http://www.sogncabinets.com

It'll likely run on Windows 10. Up unto two years ago, I was using it on that operating system.

Running two separate computers would be an option.

You could switch door suppliers.

Why are you hesitant about getting rid of an ancient version of cabnetware?

2/18/21       #5: Cabnetware software ...
Fedi Geczy Member

Website: http://designcraftinc.com


Thank you for the responses.

I am looking into getting a second computer and leaving the old Cabnetware on the old computer and moving everything else to a new laptop, like Paul suggested.

I use the Cabnetware for basic presentations. We have plenty of available pictures to discuss details with clients and I'm not interested new features beyond a basic rendering. Most of my clients have no way to understand architectural drawings.

Door supplier question: I am a loyal type and have been with Conestoga for over 20 years and they have been very good to me.

Mozaik and others: at the current workload I see no window for a new learning curve. I am subbing out as much as I can and still work 6-7 days a week. I'm lucky in that I still enjoy it and wouldn't want to do anything else. I will send a question to Jim at Dieboldt, I appreciate that suggestion, I had no idea the site exists.

2/18/21       #6: Cabnetware software ...
james e mcgrew  Member

Website: mcgrewwoodwork.com

Cabnetware since 1996 still use sparingly for importing dxfs and creaing submittals, Moziak for cabinet cnc operations i need to learn to use moziak more for the submittals then

I have v 12 and was on W10 before that happened

2/24/21       #7: Cabnetware software ...

After using cabnetware for 20 plus years with well over $20,000 invested switching to Mozaik was the best thing we could have done. Even cabnetware will do so much more than design. The few hours that you take to setup cutlist and perimeters will save you 100's of hours in the shop. Some times you have to slow down to speed up in the end.

2/28/21       #8: Cabnetware software ...
D Conti

Like everyone else, i ran cabnetware for years. I still have it on one computer in my office. Mozaik is the way to go, it is like bringing cabnetware into 2021. It is by far the most customer orintated software that I have ever used. There is a learning curve like all software. When i bought a new cnc machine I could not justify the investment with using a unsupported software program, no matter how much I liked it. If the software crashed I would be out of production. Once I got into Mozaik i really like the program and glad I made the switch. I think you will to if you give it a chance. I am a old wood worker and as much as we resist and hate change there are times when it is by far the best decision.

3/15/21       #9: Cabnetware software ...
cowolter Member

Three years ago when I've used version 8 at first the program was working fine with 10 and then after I installed a newer build for windows the problem started. I talked to Cabinetware tech support and they asked me what was windows 10. I explained it was the next operating system for windows. I was surprised to say the least he was unaware of windows 10.

8/16/22       #10: Cabnetware software ...
Dean Grubb

Hey fellow woodworkers, I bought both versions of cabnetware back in the day. Never used the framed portion. Can someone please advise on how to switch over from Euro version.

Thank you in advance.

10/2/22       #11: Cabnetware software ...
Jim Diebolt

Website: https://forum.designsbydiebolt.com/viewforum.php?f...

I have Versions 7.0 through V-14.0 all running on Windows 11. I don't know about V-4.3 but I would give it a try and see what happens.

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