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CabinetSense

5/7/15       
Jonathan Mahnken

Is there anyone using this program who likes it. I am trying to download a trial and am having trouble

5/8/15       #2: CabinetSense ...
Fred Wholley  Member

Website: kcdsoftware.com

Hi Jonathan,

I saw your post about Cabinet Sense and the difficulty you are having. I work for KCD Software we have an Evaluation $95 for 31 days. You can rent our software whenever you need it and with the Evaluation we will turn on the Parts and Pricing for a FREE Evaluation too. Any questions please call and before you put any money down you can view our Training videos online or call up,508-760-1140 and ask for a FREE online demonstration.

Have GREAT Weekend

5/19/15       #3: CabinetSense ...
Dropout Member

Don't know about the trial but I've been using it since it became available. I do several kitchens a week with it.

5/19/15       #4: CabinetSense ...
Jonathan Mahnken

To dropout. I am pretty green to all design programs. I would like your over all opinion of Cabinet Sense. Do you find that it is flexible enough to do custom work. Do you run a cnc with it or just manual operations. Are there any pointers that you could give a newbie in order to get a jump start?

5/20/15       #5: CabinetSense ...
Dropout Member

Don't know what yo mean by custom but I regularly do angled and tapered cabinets.

CNC only. I didn't own a table saw for the first 2 years of business.

Not sure what to suggest to make it easier. Sorry.

5/21/15       #6: CabinetSense ...
JP Member

Jonathan,

I am a one man custom cabinet shop. Everything I do is custom and requires special changes. I now use Cabinet Vision and have for about 5 years..

I used CabinetPro for several years and tried KCD. Back then, neither worked for me. Just couldn't edit a cabinet as much as I needed. Cabinet Vision solved that for me. BUT! Cabinet Vision has a very steep learning curve and is expensive. Enough said about Cabinet Vision.

I suspect you too need to be able to edit an individual cabinet right down to each part. Can CabinetSense do this? I watched a few videos. It looks like it is based on Sketchup. If that is the case, can you edit a cabinet in Sketchup and import back to CabinetSense? If so, it looks promising. I like the idea of renting also. You can walk away if not satisfied. How is support? I have found that support is everything with a program that runs my business. I pay $1000.00 a year, but it can be a life saver.

Just some thoughts here. Hope it works for you.

5/21/15       #7: CabinetSense ...
Dropout Member

What editing do you want to do?

http://www.cabinetsensesoftware.com/gallery

The top RTA display units are mine. The other stuff on the page is way cooler though.

5/21/15       #8: CabinetSense ...
JP Member

Dropout,

I do a lot of one of a kind cabinets. With islands, it is not unusual to have multiple faces. Many times all four faces. I can make it with one cabinet, use the back as a divider, so the drawer guides keep their intelligence. Control the openings, Add parts, change parts, edit the parts, change the materials used for each part.

If it can be drawn in pencil, I can do it in Cabinet Vision. And then all goes to the cut list and assembly sheets. I feel the only limitation is my imagination.

So the ability to edit parts and cabinets is very important to custom cabinets.

5/21/15       #9: CabinetSense ...
Dropout Member

Post a pic - I'll see if I can do it.

5/21/15       #10: CabinetSense ...
JP Member

The cabinet on the right is 1 cabinet with two faces and a partition separating the sections. Cabinet has kept intelligence and can be changes in size in any direction, still keeping the section proportion .


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5/21/15       #11: CabinetSense ...
JP Member

Cabinet vision renderings


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5/21/15       #12: CabinetSense ...
yaakov

if you talking about real custom option
i dont think any sw can do as polyboard
every thing and very very easy
i can do any nomber of side(not only 4) and divied any nombers of diivision inside


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5/21/15       #13: CabinetSense ...
yaakov

4 side ,fronts ,can be 10 side...


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5/21/15       #14: CabinetSense ...
Jonathan Mahnken

PolyBoard looks pretty cool. can you work in imperial or metric only. the only thing I saw lacking in the demonstrations was the ability to add wall stiles to the cabinetry, is this possible? What does the cost convert to here in the states

5/21/15       #15: CabinetSense ...
yaakov Member

can work with inches
what do you mean "to add wall stiles"?
about cost ,what machine do you use,and what level do you need(nesting ,beam saw,only cut list....)


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5/21/15       #16: CabinetSense ...
Jonathan Mahnken

wall stiles or "scribes" to fit to the wall so you get a tight fit with the cabinet. Right now I would just need to design and cutlist, but I am looking into nested cnc so would need that option as well

5/21/15       #17: CabinetSense ...
yaakov Member

do you mean that its like "magnet"?


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5/21/15       #18: CabinetSense ...
Jonathan Mahnken

No how do you get a tight fit between two walls without a scribe. No two walls are ever plumb with each other so you would have to undersize the cabinets or have a stile which you could trim to fit

5/21/15       #19: CabinetSense ...
yaakov Member

you can asighn 2 element in the project
its can be 2 cabinet or cabinet and wall
then right click ,add filler
then you get the


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2/20/17       #20: CabinetSense ...
woodshop

So how do you handle 2 sided machining with cabinetsense or polyboard?

2/20/17       #21: CabinetSense ...
Dropout Member

CS has an option for one side drilling. I use that. For instance, a partition with drawers on one side and doors on the other will drill from the drawer side and the drawer boxes and slides will hide the fact that the hinge holes are all the way through.

2/20/17       #22: CabinetSense ...
yaakov katz

hi woodshop
in pb package (we sell pb+knest as one package)you can chose any method you want:
1. first cut then each part need to drill by

individual program with bar-code
2.grove+drill first back side then add 2 line
as refernce then rotate all "big panel "
drill + groove first side then nest
3.cut dril first dise ,then export to second
cnc like ptp programs for driling ,grovng..
4. merge the drilling that have same
position on both sides as one side threw
drill

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