[Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:42 pm

I've added a strategy for users who like to work with templates and fixed sizes. Templates are in library folders and have file extensions of .txt

So if you have a base sink cabinet with 2 doors you could name it somethiing like BSD This means there will be a file named BSD.txt If you want to provide a number of widths then you simply create a text file called BSD.dat and in it you would have 1 line:

widths=30|36|42|48

I'm also supporting heights and depths

Now CabMaker will give you a drop down list with these 4 widths for template BSD. All other templates that do not have a corresponding file with a line for widths will give you a text box and you enter a width.

I've also added a parameter that allows you to override the insertion height for upper cabinets (or leave as -1 to use the height in the rules)

There have been several requests to set drawer box heights. I am now working on this feature that will override the drawer box adjustment in the rules.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:37 pm

You can now type in the drawer box height (to the right of the drawer front spacing) or leave it as -1 which means the rule for drawer height adjustment is in effect.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:54 pm

1.0.64 is now available for download.

You can now override the widths of the shelves for the Top and Mid sections of tall cabinets.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:39 pm

Version 1.0.65 fixes an issue where I have exceeded the amount of data that can be sent between sketchup and the cabmaker dialog. I am now splitting up the data into several chunks instead of one long string. Turns out you can now set decimal inches or decimal mm to as many decimal points as you want without an ill effect.

I am now working on version 1.0.66 which treats blind cabinets the same way as other corner cabinets. You will be able to properly adjust the width of blind panels.

I'm also looking into adding a mid rail to 5 piece doors that are taller than X and I will default this to 1200 mm or 48"

A user wanted to build medicine cabinet using face frame construction and have the frame overhang both sides, top and bottom.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Fri Jan 20, 2017 6:33 pm

version 1.0.66 is now available from my web site.

1. Blind cabinets now work with Depth and Depth Right.
2. Mid Stretchers did not adjust for integrated kicks. Fixed.
3. Missed graphics for drawer box height overrides and for Mid Stretchers. Fixed.
4. Added Top Rail Overhang at the cabinet level. This works well for medicine cabinets.
5. Added Mid Rail for Shaker and Square door types – more coming.
6. Extruded handles using textures was not loading . Fixed.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:58 am

BTW - there is a new setting in Edit Config which will turn back on the door and drawer opening and closing.

It is called Animate Doors

I had to do this because Sketchup's own Dynamic Components were creating stack issues and weren't allowing cabmaker to make it through their review process. This strategy has now made it through.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Mon Jan 23, 2017 5:01 pm

CutMaster version 2.0.1.34 is now available.

1. Stretcher Construction and Dowel holes were not recognizing more than 1 hole. Fixed.
2. With multiple rules Cutmaster would sometimes use the wrong rule. Fixed.
3. With Full Dado's Cutmaster was running a zero depth rout. Removed.
4. Labels were only printing in millimeters even when inches is selected. Fixed.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby mariocha » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:23 pm

Garry K wrote:BTW - there is a new setting in Edit Config which will turn back on the door and drawer opening and closing.

It is called Animate Doors

I had to do this because Sketchup's own Dynamic Components were creating stack issues and weren't allowing cabmaker to make it through their review process. This strategy has now made it through.

I think one has to close the model and reopen for it to work.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:35 am

Yes Mario - you are correct.

The next version of CabMaker includes a few small fixes that are of concern for Cutmaster users. Additionally there is a simplification for creating new material templates.

Notice that all materials have a checkbox.

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Now when you apply a change on a checked material that change is then applied to all materials that have a check mark.

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:43 pm

New version of CabMaker 1.0.67 and Cutmaster 2.0.1.35 are now available.

CabMaker
- For Frameless Overlay added Force Full Side Gaps (left, right, both or none) This is helpful when a cabinet such as an upper cabinet goes beside a deep pantry etc.

CutMaster now has fully synchronized cutplan, Dxf View, labels and Dxf Files.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:07 pm

I'm working on version 1.0.68

You can now have a stile profile for embossed shaker stile doors

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You can now set drawer box dado's independently for drawer box sides and drawer box fronts and backs. Here are some of the many possibilities.

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I'm now working on completing mid rails for tall doors.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:40 pm

These are all the tall door choices where you can have a mid rail

The first 5 are embossed doors where the door is a 1 piece door.
Then next 5 were a 5 piece door and are now a 7 piece door.
The last 3 currently can only be created as a 5 piece door.

The mid rail is currently precisely in the middle of the door. If users want to be able to set the lower panel height then please respond with that request.

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:48 pm

This next version is a major update.

1) It will support SU 2016 and SU 2017
2) It will be signed which means a change in storing templates. All supplied templates will stay in the folders I am currently using. All "Save" and "Save As" templates will go into a new folder called "storage". This accomplishes 2 things. It will get around the Invalid Signature which happens when one of the original files get changed and it will get around templates being over written during an update.

I am currently looking at making changes to licensing. I welcome feedback.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:12 pm

Version 2.0.69 will be available this weekend and the licensing is as follows.

Anyone with a CabMaker license purchased within the last 4 months (based on release date of CabMaker 2) will have their license transferred for free upon request.

Anyone with a CabMaker license purchased within the last year may purchase an upgrade for 50% of the going rate.

Anyone with a CabMaker license purchased more than 1 year ago my purchase an upgrade for 75% of the going rate.

The paypal purchasing options will be on my web site.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:59 pm

CabMaker 2.0.69 is available on my web site.

Please note that this major version is a signed plugin using the more current encryption and only works with SU 2016 and SU 2017

There is a new storage system that prevents updates from overwritting your templates.
There is a template importer that you can use to copy your CabMaker 1 templates over to CabMaker 2
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby abdalmalki » Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:06 pm

Waiting for Upgrade button :D
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:18 pm

The upgrade buttons are now available.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby pfnt » Wed Feb 15, 2017 8:54 pm

Just wanted to show the first complete kitchen I've rendered with podium using the CabMaker plug-in in SketchUp Pro. Garry has been extremely attentive and responsive to all of my needs during the process of learning how the plug-in operates as well as making changes and upgrades to specific items needed to make this plug-in the best kitchen cabinet builder.

Thank you Garry for a job well done and better yet for creating such a robust and scalable plug-in for SketchUp.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby dthai315 » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:35 pm

I've been using cab maker for a couple of weeks to build cabinets/kitchens for my work and I have to say this plugin is a HUGE time saver. I used to model everything from scratch and really was waisting time. The manual that comes with the plugin is very detailed and thought out. Every detail is taken to consideration. I ran into licensing issues multiple times, while using the plugin and I was amazed at the speed of feedback and response from the maker Garry. He helped reset my account when I got a new computer and then help me take the steps to make sure my license stay current. I'm glad to know that if I run into any future problems I know Garry is just an email away. Great job on the plugin and thanks!

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Quick thanks to Garry

Postby tomclark » Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:39 pm

I am a small custom homebuilder with a particular interest in kitchens and baths. About 3 years ago I did a search for software that could generate dxf files that I could forward to my local cnc shop. At time all I could find were programs starting in the 10,000 range.

I think I cam across Garry's youtube channel a couple of years ago which led me to his outstanding software. I immediately purchased his cabinet software and have bombarded him with questions and requests. Garry has always responded with great patience and grace.

I just wanted to take a moment to thank him for making this powerful tool accessible people like me at such an unbelievable price.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby utiler » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:53 am

pfnt wrote:Just wanted to show the first complete kitchen I've rendered with podium using the CabMaker plug-in in SketchUp Pro. Garry has been extremely attentive and responsive to all of my needs during the process of learning how the plug-in operates as well as making changes and upgrades to specific items needed to make this plug-in the best kitchen cabinet builder.

Thank you Garry for a job well done and better yet for creating such a robust and scalable plug-in for SketchUp.


Good work, mate but that fella with the wine seems to short to be drinking!! :lol:
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:06 pm

I've been working on version 2.0.70

Added Side Gap for Frameless Overlay construction.

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Added more control for doors. Handles by default are centered in the stiles. Now you can adjust the position on a door style basis.

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You now can adjust the thickness of panels (especially good with Shaker style doors)

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And you can adjust how far the panel is set back.

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:09 pm

I'm now working on adding Beaded frames. You can add your own beading profiles.

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Here is a cabinet with a beaded frame and shaker style doors.

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Alex532 » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:39 am

I bought CabMaker and CutMaster just 3 months ago. I guess it's awesome soft and costs pretty small money. It's perfect for small cabinet companies. I've already cut few jobs and it's working good. From the beginning, I've recognized few problems and contacted with Garry. Actually, I expected poor service, but Garry easy goes to the contact. He added to CabMaker the front dado option and for CutMuster couple useful options for Dxf files. So now a nesting program for my CNC recognizes even machining operations (by layer's names) and I really save my time. I like that updates come very often and the programs are getting better and better. Thank you, Garry, for your job. Keep moving forward.

P.S. Can you make adjustable sizes of the labels and space between labels because they don't set properly on paper's sheets. I already tried to change margins but it doesn't help.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:37 pm

Alex - please provide me with your printer model and the labels you are using (manufacturer and part number). If you could provide exact measurements in mm for the labels and all margins.

The problem is that most printers can't print to the absolute edge and some label companies produce labels without margins. Are you using A4 or letter labels?

The model might give us that information.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby dpaul » Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:56 pm

I have all of Gary's plugins and know how well designed for professional output they are. Gary is also attentive and highly responsive to requests or potential issues (very few---if any).

I just noticed beaded frames are now available. This capability (plus all the others coming at us in a steady stream) takes CABMAKER to a whole new level of sophisticated detail and options. Superb.

Happy to always be upgrading too........:)
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:03 pm

Version 2.0.70 is now available from my website

The beaded frames are not finished so they aren't in the plugin.
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:37 pm

I have now finished the beaded frames. I have included a simple bead. Users can add additional beads if they wish.

Version 2.0.71 will be available shortly. Just finishing up with the documentation.

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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:50 pm

Version 2.0.71 is now available on my website
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Re: [Plugin] GKWare Cabinet Maker

Postby Garry K » Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:57 pm

The various parts of the beaded frame are now solid (has volume) which could help in determining amount of finished material.

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Here are the parts in an exploded view.

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CabMaker's profile builder now has another category for beads for frames. The important part is the profile needs to be the same as the thickness of the frame. This allows the cleanup to work properly and the back edge is then removed to create a true solid.

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