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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    North East Saskatchewan

    cabinet design software

    Hello all looking for input

    I'm a one man cabinet shop I use computer software to design and generate cut lists. The program i'm useing does not work all the time will miss parts and make parts to large. I'm looking to upgrade to a better solution what would you suggest or what do you use?

    I have been looking around and like what I see in KCD systems cabinet builder does anyone have this or use it?

    thanks Kirk

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    South Central Pennsylvania, USA
    Just saw this plugin for SketchUp awhile back:

    I have to admit that I haven't gotten around to downloading it and trying it out to see if the "two cabinet limit" on the cheap version is going to be an obstacle or not. The subscription service for the full version is ridiculous for anyone other than a production cabinet shop (and only un-ridiculous to them if the software is really good).

    [EDIT] Just went back and browsed through the website. Initially I thought the cutlist feature was built in - now see that is a link to Cutlist Pro. Here is a video overview of the program:
    Last edited by Thomas Bank; 11-21-2011 at 10:28 AM.

  3. #3
    I use EasyCab

    Easy to use, they have a CNC and tablesaw version. give the free demo a try. it practically builds the cabinets for you.
    next to no learning curve. also gives a nice 3D rendering and many options for cut list breakdown

    I have the tablesaw version and can export to cutlist pro with out issue for sheet goods layout

    you can get started for around $115. here is a hint, add it to your cart then use the back bbutton or exit with out buying and it will offer you a 15% discount., make sure you are not blocking pop ups

    I do not know anyone at or work for easycab. just a happy customer

  4. #4
    The only ones I'm very familiar with are expensive programs like Cabinet Vision and Cabnetware (Approx. $10K for one seat).

    The only inexpensive program I know of is eCabinets from Thermwood. Last time I checked, it was free. I've never used it, but I have poked around in it a bit.

    Just curious about your current program. PM me about that...
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    North East Saskatchewan
    I did end up renting the KCD software love it simple to use I will continue to rent it. so far i have found no bugs and the customer service is first class

  6. #6
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    Apr 2009
    Sykesville, MD
    Could you tell me what version do you have?


  7. #8
    Has anyone tried cabinet planner?
    I looked around his website today and it appears to be pretty good for a small shop or hobbyist.

  8. #9
    Hiya Gents...I am a newbie here, so not quite sure how valid my info is. i have used ecabinets for about four years and have had good luck with it. It does have a few glitches, which for the most part (not always though) are my fault. It is a totally free program from Thermwood that is very flexible. It generates great cutlists and once you learn the ropes it is somewhat easy to navigate. Here are some recent renderings that I did with it.


  9. #10
    i have CW and CV along with kcdw,cabinetpro, cabinetplanner and a few others, this is the future of cabinet software, it was written by originators of some of the best Cabinet software on the market and they have really done this right,, the way i see it it will cost as much as i charge for 1 lin foot of wall cabinet per month.

  10. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Wichita Kansas
    I have been using Cabinet Cruncher for several years and am very happy with it. It is kind of clunky but now most of the bugs have been exterminated. Customer service is the guy that wrote the programs and English is his first language. It does cabinets of all types, drawers, doors cut lists.

    On the cut list each part is assigned an identifying number. You can print these to stickers that you put on each piece as you cut. A poor man's bar coding ( but easier to read).

    It it also will provide cost estimates based on the coat of the materials including hardware.

    Although I never used it, it will also generate Sketchup images of the final product.

    Good do product, excellent customer support, reasonable price.


  11. #12
    I remember this software fro a long time ago, Obviously it has Improved,, the litmus test on a CNC is will it export Gcode or a DXF requiring a cam software for production ?

  12. #13
    I also own a small cabinet shop, and when it got more and more difficult to deal with all the orders and customers and I decided to find a software to make my work easier.
    I come across online soft for designing cabinets and calculating their cost, it's called Online 3D kitchen constructor. At first I used the cheapest package. I liked it but wanted more opportunities and more featuers, so I switched to the business version.

    I've used the soft for 2 years and I am completely satisfied. It's not expensive, but for the business like mine it's quite enough.

    Here's a link by the way:
    Last edited by Lee Schierer; 12-08-2015 at 7:47 AM.

  13. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Ft. Wayne, IN
    I use software from
    It's simple to use, accurate, has a wide assortment of cabinets system libraries, gives very complete cut lists, and it's free.
    Yup, free. It's part of a cooperative. All you have to do is join, which is also free.
    Although I don't use it, there are even CNC designs available.
    Last edited by Stew Hagerty; 12-08-2015 at 1:51 PM.
    "I've cut the dang thing three times and it's STILL too darn short"
    Name withheld to protect the guilty

    Stew Hagerty

  14. #15
    I believe that you can only use eCabinet for CNC use for free with a Thermwood. I think it's $1500 to output code to a Shopbot. Not sure if it'll output to any other machines?


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