[Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sat Jul 15, 2017 9:04 pm

CabMaker version 2.0.90 is now available
1. Modified reports slightly to include Hanger information. Please edit existing cabinets to put into effect.
2. You now have independent settings for Fixed Shelves, Adjustable Shelves and Pullouts for Top Section of Tall Cabinets.
3. You now have pullout option for sink cabinets.
4. You now have drawers in sink cabinet. Works well for cooktops.
5. Fixed position of top hanger for base cabinets where the top is Front Stretcher.
6. Text for “Saving Options:” now changes to “Locked:” when the lock is checked. Also the label and drop down is disabled when locked.
7. You now have independent front and back dado parameters for drawer boxes and pullouts.
8. You now have a double partition option for side by side drawers but not with a 3rd middle drawer. This can reduce the number of drawer box sizes. Also it creates a more symetrical drawer front.
9. Added a bottom offset for upper cabinets (not fridge and not Tall).

CutMaster version 2.0.1.52 is now available.
1. Added Bottom Offset and Hanger Width to Miscellaneous section in General DXF tab.
2. Added Leg Levellers section and Hanging Brackets section to Connector's tab.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:45 pm

New CabMaker Version 2.0.91 – now available
1. Added Model to Cabinets tab.
2. Added drawer box back and front Offset. You can now adjust the vertical position of the
drawer box backs and fronts.
3. Modified reports slightly to include Model, Partition and Back Brace information.
4. For Frameless construction you can now adjust Top Gap for Uppers and Base
Cabinets independently.
5. For Face Frame construction you can now override the Top Rail width.
6. Fixed bug in Face Frame construction where the bottom rail is reduced and the cabinet
case extended below the frame.
7. Stretcher adjust behaved differently for various cabinets. Fixed.

New CutMaster Version 2.0.1.53 - now available
1. Added a new tab under dxf configuration called Flags.
2. Completed partitions (slide holes) and back brace (shelf supports).
3. Double click on part (1 part per dxf) and associated CAD program will start up .
4. Fixed stretcher adjust.
5. Completed Hanger drilling.
6. Added model to import (need to add column to mapping) .
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Tandem » Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:23 am

Hi Garry,

Is some sort of cutlist functionality included with CabMaker 2 or do I need CutMaster 2 to make cutlists?

Do you have plans to make a Mac version of CutMaster?
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:37 pm

CabMaker Gold includes several parts lists that you can make use of. Currently I am not considering redoing CutMaster for the Mac.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:41 pm

New work includes another way to handle corner cabinets. This separate box idea has many advantages including:

1) Better use of materials
2) Easier to handle in the shop
3) Easier to transport to work site
4) Easier to navigate boxes around corners and up stairs.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby abdalmalki » Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:58 pm

Great idea :thumb:
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:16 pm

CabMaker Version 2.0.92 is now available for download
1. Auto Drawers now available with a single drawer.
2. Added Omit Top Override.
3. Added Omit Bottom Override.
4. Added Omit Back Override.
5. Reduce Hanger Width if too wide. Works good for desk drawer.
6. Allow stretcher for partial face frame.
7. Adjust Back height and positioning when omitting bottom or top.
8. Adjust Hanger positioning when omitting bottom or top.
9. Sending Top, Bottom and Back in reports to CutMaster.
10.Send flags slide in Back, Extend Back, Sink Stretcher, Integrated Kicks.
11. Added Extend Back Uppers.
12.Now Storing Last Number and Note with PROJECT.
13.Add omit Legs at the Cabinet level.

CutMaster Version 2.0.1.54 is now available for download
1. Remembers last form size and position
2. Report preview is no longer maximized. It is now centered and aprox 800 X 600
3. Added modifier for Sides (Bottom=1, Top=2, Backs=4) These are added together
4. Modified Joinery screen - added text box to Gap line
5. Added NailerList for Dowels and Construction holes
6. Adjust Side panel for 3 drawer sink cabinet
7. Simplified General DXF screen. Removed parameters which now are sent over from
CabMaker.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Fri Sep 01, 2017 5:56 pm

CabMaker Version 2.0.93 is now ready for download
1. Tabs now have colored text. Black = Cabinets, Red = Rules, Green = Material and
Blue = Doors.
2. Tabs now display a lock graphic when templates are locked.
3. Alt – L short cut now toggles the lock for the current Tab.
4. Added a Search Filter for libraries.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:02 pm

oops - forgot to mention that The Create Button is now on all the tabs.

Here is the Rules Tab. Also notice the lock icon for Cabinets Templates.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:34 pm

CabMaker to CutMaster to CNC

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:09 pm

CabMaker 2 version 2.0.94 is now ready for download.
1. Double drawers was causing duplicates points in array bug. Fixed.
2. Alt – T short cut on Materials tab now toggles all the check boxes.
3. Drawers were disabled for Fridge cabinets however the drawer setting was still
honored.
4. Added Handle Orientation in the “If Different” section for Cabinets.

Version 2.0.1.55 of CutMaster is now available for download
1. Added “Save” button for Options form.
2. Added Scoring Depth.
3. Added PartType to Dxf.csv file
4. Fixed flags bug. Flags were not set during import when called from CabMaker
5. Added Symbols to edging form. This is used for DXF labeling.
6. Added labeling location to Flags tab. There are 8 possible locations for labels including
none.
7. Added DXF labeling. Each part gets a scored label.
8. DXF Rules are now global and are now read and written only to the default rule set
regardless on which rule is current.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:21 pm

You can now move cabinets into a group and they will stay there after an edit.

Also just added some more flexibility for sink cabinets
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:47 pm

I'm starting to work on creating a library of tutorial videos. I'm trying to keep them short and have each one focus on specific training.

Initial Setup - 3:22


Project Settings - 2:45


Editing Cabinets - 2:26


Paste In Place - 2:56


Modify Layer Names - 2:37
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:42 pm

CabMaker version 2.0.96 is available for download
1. Cabinets will now remain inside a group after an edit.
2. Added Top Drawer Option for Sinks. You can now have a Tip Out Tray with a pair of
Sink Stretchers. You can also omit the top drawer for farm style sinks.
3. Added a Sink Stretcher auto checkbox. The Stretcher width will automatically adjust
based on the height of the top drawer.
4. Added a Sink Stretcher override. If set – this value takes precedence over the standard
Sink Stretcher Width. Set to -1 to ignore the override. A setting of 0 is valid.
5. Fixed bug which affected placement of doors and drawers with plain panels and bottom extruded handles.

CutMaster versin 2.0.1.56 is available for download
1. Added double sink stretchers for Tip Out Tray.
2. Fixed Dowel locations for Sink Stretchers and for Integrated Kicks.
3. Modified DXF to support 2D labelling
4. Modified Joinery Form
5. Modified Options
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:51 pm

CabMaker version 2.0.97 is available for download
1. Fixed bug for users that have a non 0 value for Base Top Gap and want side by side drawers.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:41 pm

I'm considering a bit of cleanup with CabMaker which will change the behavior of adjustable shelves and pullouts. I'd like to hear back from users that work with templates and see if these changes are going to be an issue.

Essentially I'd like to change the spacing so that they are all a bit more consistent

Fixed shelves use the number you enter and position the top of the shelf from the bottom of the opening.

fixed spacing.jpg


Adjustable shelf spacing currently works this way

adj shel spacing.jpg


It seems to me that the adjustable shelf spacing should be the same as the Fixed. That is from the bottom of the opening to the top of the shelf


Pullout spacing currently works this way. I think it may be better to have the spacing from the bottom of the opening to the bottom of the pullout. This allows you to change pullout heights while maintaining the position of the bottom.

pullout spacing.jpg
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:14 pm

The main reason for wanting feedback is I want to make these 4 sections totally consistent.

main spacing.jpg


I've had requests for more control over the placement and size for the middle section of tall cabinets. As you can see - the items in outlined in red are consistent in look and feel. I think that they should also be consistent in how they work.

The only real problem is that this change will break user templates.

So is it worth it?

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby mpoole32 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:04 am

I've got + or - 20 templates and don't see it as any problem having to revisit each of them. Small price to pay for all of the added functionality you are adding.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby pfnt » Sat Oct 14, 2017 12:21 am

I can say this one is inconsistent with the spacing of fixed vs. adjustable. I really do prefer to space any shelving fixed or otherwise with equal dimension between the shelf panels. I know the dimension of the shelf or pullout...what I need is to have however many shelves I call for spaced evenly from top to bottom. There is the occasional time that I would prefer to have unequal spacing but that is rare. Equal spacing is always the preferred method.

As a cabinet maker we provide consistent spacing (cutmaster settings) with the pin holes for the end user to make adjustment to their desire. However in graphic presentation equal spacing looks better.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby bernd_cnx » Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:58 am

Mostly we have holelines 32 mm distance and let the customers decide, where to put their adjustable shelves.
Pullouts and shelves should be equal for presentation.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:30 pm

You have the choice for adjustable shelves to be spaced equal. Just give it a number and don't fill in the positional information.

With pullouts you can do the same - just fill in the number of pullouts. There is a setting in the rules which will provide that amount of space between pullouts.

However fixed shelves require you to place them exactly where they need to go.

adjustable.jpg


The question is for those of you who want CutMaster to drill small clusters of holes you get to place the shelves precisely where you want them. In this case you can optionally fill out the positional information for adjustable shelves and pullouts and additionally adjust each and every pullout height and depth.

So again I refer to the first 3 images where I have put in the dimensions. The dimensions you see is how you must fill in the positional information. This is the part that I am considering making more consistent.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby mariocha » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:46 pm

Making this consistent is a pretty good idea.
After thinking about it, I realize that I like to input the space I want between each. If the spaces all start from the bottom of the opening, I have to calculate what is the space left between each. If there is only 2 shelves, ok, but with 5 or 6, calculations would slow down the process.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:14 pm

Currently with adjustable shelves if you want 6 inch space between shelves and you are using 3/4 inch material then you would enter 5 for number of shelves and 6 3/4 inches for the first position. Leave the rest of the spaces at 0. CabMaker will then position all shelves with 6 inches of space between them.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:48 pm

What I think I'm hearing is that users would like to control the space between the shelves.

With first cabinet the user types in 6 and cabmaker calculates the spacing and positions the shelves evenly within the opening.

With the second cabinet the user types in 6 and types in 6 inches in the first positional spot and cabmaker spaces places each shelf so that there is 6 inches between shelves.

With the third cabinet the user types in 6 and then 12 inches in the first positional spot and 6 inches in the second. CabMaker then places the first shelf with a 12 inch space and all the rest with a 6 inch space.

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:08 pm

CabMaker version 2.0.98 is now available for download

1. Added Fixed count for Fixed shelves
2. Modified the way fixed shelves and adjustable shelves work. They are not consistent.
3. Added overrides at the cabinet level for legs.
4. You can now adjust left and right Finished panels independently.
5. Added bottom offset for Finished Backs.
6. You can now control adjustable shelves, fixed shelves and pullouts for Mid section of
Tall cabinets.
7. Added an Extend Kicks. You can now choose to have them extende out to the fillers or
not.
8. Added Sink Stretchers to materials. You can now create Sink cabinet without drawer
fronts and independently texture the Sink Stretcher.
9. Added a rule for edging Sink Stretchers.

CutMaster version 2.0.1.57 is now available for download

1. Parts are now clickable
2. Added CAD support for current parts or nested dxf for Gold version.
3. Added Auto Depth for drilling.
4. Added an Edge Banding usage report in Gold version.
5. Completed Dxf Tall Partition for Tall cabinets in Gold version.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Antonis777 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:08 pm

Hello, could you please help me? I downloaded cabmaker 2.0.98 trial version for sketchup 2016 and when I try to make a cabinet I get an error ''nil can't be coerced into float''. I don't know how to solve this. Very glad if you helped. Thank you.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Antonis777 » Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:09 pm

Hello, could you please help me? I downloaded cabmaker 2.0.98 trial version for sketchup 2016 and when I try to make a cabinet I get an error ''nil can't be coerced into float''. I don't know how to solve this. Very glad if you helped. Thank you.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:17 pm

Antonis - Please email me at gkernan@telus.net and I will be happy to help.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:37 pm

You can now adjust pullout width and position using hinge allowance. The red arrows are showing the extra clearance for hinges.

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:18 pm

Here is an example of the new drawer system where you can specify at the project level a system for drawers and pullouts

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You will be able to (very soon) add finished fronts to pullouts

pullouts with fronts.png
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