[Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Fri May 27, 2016 3:02 pm

Sorry - I've been tied up on another custom project (got to make a living).

Hopefully I can get back to it early June.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:55 pm

Version 1.0.47 now ready for download. Fixed a few bugs.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:40 pm

I have started working on CutMaster Pro.

Mac users will have to install Parrallels, Fusion or Boot Camp. The compiler that I use just has too many bugs for proper cross platform compilation. I am, however changing the way I store data to make it simpler and safer. Once the data base is changed I will then look at completing the nested dxf output.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby juju » Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:39 pm

Wishing that read... ;)
Garry K wrote:I have started working on WindowMaster Pro.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:39 pm

Here is CutMasterPro after importing a csv file. It is now using sqlite database where you can store many projects.

The right hand corner shows thumbnails of the sheets. In this case the 4th sheet is selected (red frame around the thumbnail) and the 4th sheet is also showing in the larger bottom area.

The pink represents rotated parts.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby mariocha » Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:53 pm

Very interesting !
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:58 pm

Here is the same cutting list but in this case I've added 3 off cuts.

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Notice there are 6 thumbnails. The first is the 600 X 1220 off cut and the next 2 are the 1220 X 1220 offcuts. They will be used first.

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Here is 1 page of the cut plan report.

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby driven » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:37 pm

Garry K wrote:...Mac users will have to install Parrallels, Fusion or Boot Camp.


Garry, you do realise that's a $300+ option to do do legally on a mac...

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:56 pm

John,

That is unfortunate, but for me, reprogramming CutMaster for a Mac would around 3 months and that is not an option at this time.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sun Jun 12, 2016 8:24 pm

I'm looking at adding edging information (along with additional information) for cabmaker's parts report. This information will be imported into CutMaster Gold.

So I'm thinking of adding edging on the Materials tab and also adding more rules for edging. Essentially each edge of a part can have a different edge.

This would then allow CabMaker to adjust the texture for edging.

CutMaster Gold would adjust the width and length of parts based on the edging and will show the different edges base on color coded lines on the cut plan reports.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby abdalmalki » Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:41 pm

Great .... it would be nice if you add a hardware fittings holes to the dxf file like hinge and cam lock holes.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:19 pm

Hinge holes for sure.

CutMaster Gold will come out in several weeks with some of the final features. I will add in more over the next couple of months.

Edging is first. Then will come DXF. DXF will start out with Construction holes (usually 8 mm dowels) and with system holes (usually 5 mm drilling on 32 mm centers). Next will be the routing for backs etc.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby drake48 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:28 pm

I use Cab Maker and love it. However, the project that I'm working on is complicated and all custom, including the boxes. I've been using Cab Maker for the boxes only minus the backs and any doors etc. I’ve had a few complaints from the shop that’s cutting the material and doing the assembly. I supplied them with drawings and everything seemed fine until the cut lists were being worked out. They had to re do all my box measurements because of the way they wanted the gables to sit in the box. Basically the gables were to be sandwiched between the top and bottom, stapled and screwed from above and below.

Is there a way to set the way the gable/s are attached in the box using the form/s that is used in Cab Maker? Maybe I’ve missed something because I’ve been through the manual several times already.

I'm wondering if anyone else out there builds there boxes this way and would like to be able to set the parameters in the Cab Maker form?
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:47 am

You can do this if you want.

Set the "Side Dado / Rabbet" to the same value as the case thickness.
Does not work with Integrated Kicks.

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Fri Jun 17, 2016 3:50 pm

Working on the next version. The major changes are adding Quantity for each cabinet so that your cutting lists automatically adjust.

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The quantity field will automatically default to 1

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Here is the Cabinet listing. Notice that I changed the quantity to 5 for the Drawer bank on the left hand side.

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The new parts listing has additional fields so that Cutmaster Gold knows how to deal with the machining and edging. We are going to use short codes for edging and you can set these on your Material tab. Cutmaster will also have these short codes and you can give different colors and different edging thickness to each of the short codes. Cutmaster Gold will automatically adjust the panel width and length for edging thickness. You will also see different line colors that represent the edging.

The Part Type, Cab Type, Base and Frame Type fields are sent to cutmaster Gold so that it will know what to do with machining - drilling etc.

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:32 pm

The Web dialog interface now includes edging information. I have also fixed a number of small bugs.

Added quantity to cabinets for reporting. This adjusts the parts list quantities for cabinets.
Added more fields to parts list for Cutmaster Gold.
Added short codes and textures for edging.
Cabinet description were being randomly updated in a batch based on selection order. Fixed.
Defaults tab was not being stored with model. Fixed.
Finished panels created issues when Fillers had non zero value. Fixed.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sun Jun 26, 2016 6:13 pm

Version 1.0.49 is now available.

Where sides are sandwiched between top and bottom we are now edging the right and left edges of the top and bottom
Tall cabinet top section handle not honoring defaults tab. Fixed.
New Version info was not translating. Fixed.
Pullouts for tall cabinets with frame construction were wrong size. Fixed.
Tall Upper cabinets top and mid section doors not aligned. Fixed.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:42 pm

CutMaster version 2.0.1.22 is now available from my website. (Windows ONLY)

1) Changed Database to SQLite
2) Requires free SQLite ODBC driver
3) Added edging editor (Gold)
4) Added joinery editor (Gold)
5) Now loads last job at startup
6) Batch Optimization wasn't happening on Open Job or Import. Fixed.
7) Layout wasn't preserved between sessions. Fixed.
8) Import routine now handles different field delimiters and handles commas with numbers
9) With Metric units the Summary report can optionally show meters instead of feet
10) With Metric units material usage can optionally show meters instead of feet
11) Now Storing cost as pennies etc. You must now enter pennies etc.

CutMaster requires SQLite ODBC driver. Werner has free drivers which I use. There is a 32 bit version and a 64 bit version. Both are available from my web site and there is a link to Werner's ODBC page.

SQLite Expert Personal is a richly featured Database manager and is free for both personal and commercial use. I have also put a link from my web site to the SQLite Expert web site.

Next I will update the user manual and add in language support. After that I will complete the DXF Section.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:43 pm

CabMaker Version 1.0.50 is now available for download

1. Added Horizontal Handles on PROJECT tab in Door Section.
2. Made changes to the naming on the web dialog.
3. Updated language files.
4. For Mac OSX fixed checkboxes in web dialog. Check boxes for rules now have a red border. Also fixed checkbox focus event for context sensitive help images.
5. Added mouse hover for text boxes, check boxes and drop downs. This is for users who prefer working mainly with the mouse.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby mariocha » Wed Jul 06, 2016 5:03 pm

Great release !
Graphics displaying as hovering over fields makes it much faster to understand. Almost self explanatory. :enlight:
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Fri Jul 08, 2016 6:28 pm

Anyone interested in helping out with language translation files?

I'm happy with English and French.
Russian gets updated from time to time.

More work needed on German, Polish, Portuguese and United Kingdom

I would like to see Spanish, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sat Jul 09, 2016 4:10 pm

Version 1.0.51 now available

It is now easier for Mac OSX users to distinguish between disabled and enabled controls and their labels. Disabled labels and controls are now grayed out.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Fri Jul 15, 2016 4:52 pm

I'm getting close with the DXF file export in CutMaster Gold.

1) construction holes for a split top (can be full top)
2) holes for mounting drawer slides
3) holes for hinge mounting plates
4) holes for adjustable shelves
5) construction holes for cabinet bottoms
6) construction holes for front kick
7) optional construction holes for optional stretchers

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Or pocket routing for blind dados

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And drilling for cup hinges including drilling for hinge fastners

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby abdalmalki » Fri Jul 15, 2016 5:41 pm

Excellent :thumb:
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:13 pm

Here are some of the parameters for Drawer boxes.
You can have construction holes for the drawers or rabbeted drawers.
This example shows a notch on both ends of the back for an undermount drawer slide.

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby abdalmalki » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:47 am

Garry,

It would be a nice addition if you add a Rafix connector to the optional constraction holes.
This connector type become popular in CNC cabinet manufacturing and it is very easy to draw in dxf.

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:46 pm

So I see that the diameter is 20 mm and the center is 9.5 mm from the edge and is 12.7 mm deep for 16mm thick top or 14.2 mm deep for 19 mm top.

For this connector to line up properly the 5 mm hole in the side panel needs to be offset from the top edge (center) based on top thickness - 9.5 mm.

How much play (if any) is there. Would you be using a couple or 3 dowels to align everything?
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:57 pm

Nice little connector
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby abdalmalki » Sun Jul 17, 2016 3:39 pm

No need for dowels but it can be used to give more strength to the cabinet
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:17 am

Version 1.0.52 ready for download

Added cabinet levelers. You can now have legs with or without kicks.
You control the leg and the placement by setting offsets from cabinet edge to center of leg.
If you don't want legs you just choose "No Leg"

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Legs are stored in GKWare_CabMaker\legs\ folder and are skp files.
Make sure you place the leg so that the top center is at the ORIGIN.

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