Using sketchup's dynamic components to create a small kitchen

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Blog entry by jterry7484 posted 06-04-2011 04:40 AM 7508 reads 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone!

I’ve created a series of dynamic components for sketchup that allow you to quickly create a set of cabinets. It allows for overlay, inset, inset with bead and many more options.

I wanted to see what everyone thought, so I’ve made a quick video of these components in action.

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#1 posted 06-04-2011 05:36 AM

Interesting. I’ll be looking into dynamic components. Is this SU model available for viewing?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#2 posted 06-05-2011 12:57 AM

Very interesting. As fast as the video ran, it was a little tough figuring out the dynamic properties you were adjusting. As a professional cabinet maker, I would be interested in more information about the capabilities of what you are offering and the cost of the offering.

Thank you.

-- Don, Diamond Lake Custom Woodworks - - "If you make something idiot proof, all they do is make a better idiot"

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#3 posted 06-05-2011 01:09 AM

I think it would be better to explain what you are doing. Anyone who can follow what you are doing without explanation, could also probably do it themselves.
You did ask…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#4 posted 06-05-2011 11:03 PM

Very nice video but I will totally pass on the music, could not stand the noise.I guess I am showing my age.

-- TheOldTimer,Chandler Arizona

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#5 posted 06-06-2011 06:25 PM

can these be used in the free version of SU?

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#6 posted 06-07-2011 01:46 PM

sarhss – Yes these can be used with the free version of sketchup.

TheOldTimer – sorry for the choice of music

DLCW, jm82435 – I’ve made a new video showing more detail.

Thanks everyone for the feedback.

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Will Stokes

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#7 posted 06-07-2011 04:17 PM

I liked the music :-)

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#8 posted 06-08-2011 11:26 PM

Pretty slick. Are you planning on adding this to the Google 3D Warehouse or is this something you’re soliciting feedback to in order to package as a commercial application for sale?

-- Mike Minneapolis, MN

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#9 posted 06-09-2011 12:21 AM

Michael – I’m not sure what I want to do. I’ve put a lot of work into this, so I’d like to make a little money off of it, but on the other hand I’m not sure if it’s something that people will want to pay for.

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#10 posted 06-10-2011 05:41 PM

jterry7484, working in the software industry myself, I have a bit of background on this, so I’ll give you my 2 cents. My take is that if you charged for non-commercial use, it might not be something that you make a lot of money on, mostly because there probably aren’t enough people building enough kitchen cabinets on a regular basis to justify the cost, especially with other very nice shareware options out there. However, selling it as an add-on for commercial use would certainly make some sense. I’m sure you might have a target audience in that realm that would be able to justify the cost if they see value in it. Of course, you could just try to sell it for something like a $5 paypal donation (assuming you don’t have a huge amount of time invested) and see if it gets any traction. In that scenario, you might miss out making more money that might be possible in a commercial setting.

-- Mike Minneapolis, MN

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#11 posted 06-27-2011 01:10 AM

So, when can I buy it? :)

-- Jesse --

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