[Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:50 pm

CabMaker 4.0.138 is now available.

1) Kick Ht Override sending wrong meta data for pullouts over to cutmaster. Fixed
2) Side by side pulouts sending wrong door information over to cutmaster. Fixed
3) Creating a new library without any files causes CabMaker to not use "Save" or "Save As". Fixed
4) DXF export was adding too much to the undo stack. Fixed
5) Hinged top and hinged bottom doors had pull in wrong position. Fixed
6) Top Section door not honoring number of rows. Fixed
7) Additional panels for Shaker doors sometimes has a raised panel. Fixed
8) Added lateral adjustment to finished panels (doors)
9) Set Lateral adjustment to negative side thickness and turn off side for door to replace side.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:23 pm

CabMaker 4.0.141 is now available along with CutMaster 3.0.1.87

Version 4.0.141 – Jun 9, 2018
1. Materials editor check boxes are now showing the color.
2. Shaker style doors second panel not clearing second panel raised panel. Fixed
3. Added extend bottom in rules for microwave cabinets.
4. Side thickness now can be different from rest of case.
Version 4.0.140 – May 9, 2018
1. You can now adjust the position of Dimensions at a Cabinet Level.
2. Face Frame construction points not correct for corner cabinets. Fixed
3. Corner Cabinets dimension outline not accurate. Fixed.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:25 pm

CabMaker
Version 4.0.142 – Jun 23, 2019
1. Added middle leg check boxes cabinet parameter.

CutMaster
Version 4.0.1.88 Jun 23, 2019
1. Drawer layer names no longer can have spaces. Now converted to underscores.
2. Drawer layer names now show in applicable machining section.
3. Added machining section for drawer bottoms pocket screws.
4. Added comment / purpose for each machining section.

Please note that starting with CabMaker 4.0.142 you require CutMaster 4

CutMaster 2.0.1.57 was released on Oct 24, 2017
Major version CutMaster 3 first came out 20 months ago.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:53 pm

CabMaker 4.0.144 is now available.
Version 4.0.144 – Jun 30, 2019
1. Added Elevation Dimensioning.
2. Added optional Dual Dimensions so inches and mm will both display.
3. Added cabinet dimension overrides. You can now disable dimensions for a given
cabinet.

Version 4.0.143 – Jun 27, 2019
1. Modified startup code to guarantee that required folders exist.
2. Added automatic Backup and Restore for config folder.

Dual.png


Here is dual elevation dimensions
Override the PROJECT dimensions at the cabinet level or leave as -1 to use PROJECT settings. A value of 0 will turn off dimensions for the current cabinet.

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:24 pm

I will be releasing CabMaker 5 later today. This is because Sketchup 19.2 has just been released. CabMaker 5 will only be available at Sketchucation and on my web site.

All CabMaker 4 licensed users are entitled to a free CabMaker 5 license.

Trimble has at least 4 bugs in their Extension manager so I will only provide an extension link with cabmaker 4 on the Extension Warehouse.

1) Sketchup puts up a message "there is one extension ready to be updated" even though I have turned off "Allow checking for updates". This message only shows up if you have internet access.

2) Sketchup puts up the message even though the Extension Warehouse has an OLDER version. Essentially Sketchup isn't checking version numbers

3) Sketchup's Extension Manager wants you to click Manage and then Update. When you click Update then Sketchup deletes CabMaker 4

4) After Sketchup deletes CabMaker 4 it fails to install. This is not a true update - it is a delete and install with no rollback on failure.

My recommendation is to ignore the message and to NOT run Update. At least the annoying message disappears after a couple of seconds.

BTW - Trimble has told me they can't do anything about it. Essentially they aren't helping.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby StefanBorreGude19731973 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:24 am

I cant get the Sketchup Plugin to work.

I have downloaded the trial version and created an account. I wish to use the DXF exporter.
However, when I try to use the DXF export function in SU there is a prompt that I need to sign in using my username, login and "Hardware". I know the two first since I just registered, but I figure I need to write something in the "Hardware" field.

Help??

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:21 pm

For now leave the hardware field blank. If you have issues then email me directly via CabMaker32 and I will help you.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:42 pm

CabMaker 5 is available from my web site and from Sketchucation.

Version 5.0.146 – Jul 22, 2019
1. Added Finished Panels section in PROJECT tab.
2. Modified Frame section in Rules tab.
3. Added Clear Number in PROJECT tab.
4. Added Reverse (per cabinet) for dimensioning. works better for back to back island cabinets.
5. Created 32 metric templates complete with images.
6. Fixed Top Overhang Override coming from Rules.
7. Added auto load Finder or Windows Explorer.
8. Modified configs first time through, reports, animate, browser etc.
9. Alternate storage is now enforced as the default.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:23 pm

I have added 32 Imperial Templates and 32 Metric Templates examples to the web site for free download.
Additionally I have cleaned up material and door templates.

Does anyone want other template examples such as drawer systems?
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby NBG » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:04 pm

The 5th version is realy quicker than the 3, that's nice
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby NBG » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:45 pm

is there a way to have a hole instead of a handle? So not a profile that goes from one side of the door to the other, but just for example a rectangular hole of 120x35mm on the top of a small door.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:41 pm

Currently not. However I have had a number of requests for sliding cabinet doors.

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby NBG » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:35 pm

Would be nice indeed, the sliding doors, and those type of handle.

EDIT SEPTEMBER 2
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for the question below, I just forgot to switch from "sink" type cabinet after generating this one. So problem solved

OTher question: since i upgraded I have a problem with drawers. If I choose 1 drawer, there is no drawer box in the cabinet, so nothing happen if i click "interact".
If I choose more than 1, it's the same for top drawer, but not for the other below.
It looks like an option like "make top drawer as fixed panel" but I don't find anything like that.
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About drawer, you mentionned drawer systems template... I'd love to have Blum Legrabox. I don't know how common they are among your client though.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:53 am

You should email me directly via cabmaker32 - that is if you want quick a response.

The manual states that a cabinet drawer height of 0 - means do not include a drawer box. Set it to -1 if you want CabMaker to calculate drawer box heights. There are situations where users do NOT want a drawer box since they want to use other specialized hardware.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:16 pm

Getting ready to release CabMaker 5.0.147 and CutMaster 4.0.1.90

CabMaker
1) Fixed PROJECT tab Finished Panels section.
2) Added Rotation Group for CutMaster
3) Cleaned up Finished Panels and Finished Backs for Door Panel parameter.

CutMaster
1) Added User Flag (Rotation Group). You can now allow various parts to rotate which increases yield.
There are 4 settings
0 - use sheet grain
1 - do not rotate
2 - can rotate
3 - must rotate

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby NBG » Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:39 pm

HEllo,

I can't figure out how to add a simple color to CAbmaker. I'm trying to follow the steps described in the manual (page 206), I already did it with a texture, but I'm stuck at step 1 because it's not a texture but a color this time.

When I go in sketchup in the materials panel, if I right click on the color I want to add to cabmaker, I can't select "export texture image". It's grayed out.

If I choose a material which is clearly a texture (wood, metal...) the option is available.

any workaround?

I'm trying to add a black that's a bit "less black" as the one in cabmaker is black as this new M.I.T. material, and make every details invisibles, even with shadows.
And I want a real anthracite gray too. the dark gray is not very dark.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby NBG » Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:36 am

Hello,

I got an error: "undefined method '[]=' for nil:NilClass" while trying to select the "omit drawer front" option for a sink cabinet.

So the cabinet exist. It is defined as a sink cabinet. It has 2 drawers. So far so good. But if I edit it and try to change juste that, I get this error.

If I choose tip ou tray it works, but not "omit..."

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:34 pm

Martin,

As previously stated - for support please email me directly.

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:16 pm

Working on new version of CutMaster with an optimized parts distribution.
You can now set a sliding window which forces cabinet parts to complete machining in cabinet number order.

With total disregard to cabinet number priority the tightest packing is 34 sheets for 32 cabinets with 3 drawer parts on sheet 34.

When honoring cabinet number priority (in this case the sliding window is set to 8) we still only require 34 sheets but there are now 13 parts on sheet 34.

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Here is the analysis of the 32 cabinets and their parts and the distribution of those parts onto sheets of material

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:20 pm

Notice that cabinet 1 has 15 parts and is completed by sheet 9

Cabinet 32 has 7 parts and starts on sheet 24 and is completed on sheet 34.

The whole idea here is to drastically reduce handling of large parts and to allow the completion of cabinets sooner. Although the material yield is a bit lower the labor savings should be substantial.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:01 am

Adding and removing colors is quite simple
Here are a few lines from colors.txt
Make sure you copy the file and put it into the config folder

1) The first line is a new color that shows up as pink_1 where the actual color is rgb the final = sign separates the rgb value from the opacity (optional).
2) The second line is also a new color but this time shows up as pink_2 where the actual color comes from the hex value. Again opacity follows the second = sign (optional)
3) The third line is a texture (because it isn't an internet named color) and needs to be included in the textures.txt file where it will be specified as a bmp or a jpg
4) The fourth line is an internet color

pink_1=255,176,216=0.99
pink_2=#FFFACD=0.99
brushed_aluminum
aqua

Just omit internet colors and or textures from this file and your drop down list will be paired down. Also note that the order of colors / textures in the drop down list follows the order that they are in the colors.txt file.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sat Sep 28, 2019 5:23 pm

I was able to duplicate the nil class error when choosing 'Omit Drawer Front'. The fix will be in the next release which is fairly soon.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:51 pm

I've been asked to show a tighter distribution. It adds a sheet of material but cabinets come off the CNC sooner.

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:23 pm

CabMaker 5.0.148 and CutMaster 4.0.1.90 are now available from my website

CabMaker
1. Added rotation group to Cabinets 2 tab

CutMaster
1. Added Sliding window for Cabinet number priority optimization.
2. Added Rotation control during import.
3. Added Rotation Drop Down for each part.
4. Added narrow part layer name modifier.
5. Fixed Tall cabinets - no longer drilling hinge holes twice.
6. Fixed Backs with notches for hanging brackets.
7. Added option to jump to first thumbnail after optimize.
8. Fixed Off cuts.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:00 pm

CutMaster 4.0.1.91 is now available.

1. Added parts padding for small parts with area less than x. This is to help isolate small parts because vacuum is often insufficient especially when small parts are at the outside edge of a sheet of nested parts.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:01 pm

I've had a request to handle face frame cabinets for angled corners differently. Please respond if any of you are interested.

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby NBG » Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:00 pm

HEllo,

I just discovered that you could use the same sketchup licence on 2 computers provided that you don't use both at the same time. This is great news to me.

So I was wondering if it was something that you could consider for CAbmaker? I'm pretty sure that almost every pro here would love to be able to do that (desk comptuer and laptopt, or laptop and home computer).
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:20 pm

I decided long ago to keep prices low so that hobbyists and retirees could afford a license.

I also decided that companies that wanted my plugins on a second computer could afford a second license (my prices are quite low) or they can put a single license on their laptop and use that in the office.

I also provide perpetual license so users do not have to upgrade if they do not want to. I give new users free upgrade if they purchased a license within 3 months of a new major release. I offer users free updates for any release while still in the same major version. And I offer a discount for users that have purchased the last major version more than 3 months ago (moving 3 to 4 etc)

If anyone is confused by this then please email me.
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