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12-15-2009 04:17 AM

I use cabinet planner and actually really like it. I did however notice cabinet cruncher mentioned on a forum and so I investigated it some. I really like what I see and have considered maybe using that software. There seems to be a ton of flexibility in the program, I would be able to adjust the program to accomodate my own building style. Like I use a ‘ladder’ style detached toe kick, I rabbit my backs in, I use top and bottom dados on my cabinet sides, I use face frame but I mainly use 1” frame peices in order to acheive a ‘frameless’ look, etc…

I also noticed how you can stretch partitions to change the size of openings. There seems to be a lot of upside to this program.

Any advice from those using cabinet cruncher program is appreciated.

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#1 posted 12-15-2009 07:30 AM

Cabinet View is more of a visualization of some cabinets but there is no interface with the cruncher program which is an excel spreadsheet. The models in cabinet view are not components whch means cutlist will not enumerate the parts either. The excel spread sheet requires that you manually populate the variables in the spreadsheet which will then tabulate the various parts lists.

I own CC and I find it useful but again it doesnt interface with Sketchup in anyway. I used to use the door and drawer cruncher on every job because the spread sheet calculates the door and drawer parts very nicely.


In MY OPINION you are far better off learning to build your projects with sketchup models using proper components and material assignments, learning to use cutlist and then all you have to do is select the components you wish to list and then run the cutlist plugin. Thats what I do now because…I have saved cabinets and built a database of components I use to build projects and all I have to do is import them, modify them using fredoscale (stretches and resizes nested components) copy, paste, etc just like Cabinet View SHOULD have worked but didn’t.

Once you learn to use SU and cutlist you can create csv files listing every component by material and size, run the sheet optimization plugin, make materials lists, cutlist, hardware lists.

Then after you have learned to do all this…take that 200 bucks you were going to spend on Cabinet Cruncher and send part of it to Dave Richards, Steve Racz, Chris Fullmer and Fredo6 for the inevitable time you will be asking them questions about SU and the free plugins you are going to be using.

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