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Old 01-11-2011, 09:40 PM
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cabinetry shop drawings require a face elevation, floor plan, and various cut profiles of the cabinetry at points were different cabinets are used. architects require this of us in order to insure we are building the cabinetry to the specifications requested. 90% of the time i am working for a regular contractor who knows our work and cuts are not needed. recently i took on some new contractors and with this came new architects. soooo they want more precise drawings! started looking to upgrade my cabnetware (4-10.000$) or purchase another software (6-10.000$) i have always had the ability to do the face and floor plans with the designer version of CW (20.000+ in 1997) and process and nest parts with cabinetparts pro. all i actually needed was the cut profiles.

so i started building a library using Aspire, drawing to size and exporting as a .dxf, now i can import .dxf and scale in Cabnetware. this might seem simple to some who are more familiar with parametric cad but i still need dumb country boy methods. the tickle of this story is i turned in a set of these drawings to a group of old cigar chewing old school architects and one of them commented to me in front of the others " McGrew you are becoming pretty proficient with that autocad ain't cha" !!

hey i ain't gonna tell him the truth
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:41 AM
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let them believe what they want.
Good for you.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:29 AM
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Cabinetmaking and cnc

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I do most all straight forward casework in Cabnetware, I outsource our larger and more intensive jobs to an excellent company specializing in the work,, nice to walk into a meeting and have an arch or gc say "man that was the best set of shop drawings I have ever received" keeps everybody on path,, "he who fails to plan is planning to Fail"

I use tony at Ulterior design, Price is right and Jobs are successful

he then sends me the dxf and we use it on the cnc to produce it as built,, as this desk was put in place the radius tile on the floor did not match, efforts were made to put this on me and I was able to show I used EXACT as drawn by architect and shops,,,,,, then they found out it was the ceiling drywall company that set the radius, floor guy did not check and followed him,,

geez it felt good to "Stick to the Plan"
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:58 AM
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Nice!

I'm surprised they didn't have you cut them a template to use for the floor and ceiling radius, to ensure a perfect match to the plans... They could have fastened the template directly to the floor, and then you could set the curved wall of your cabinet over top of the template (just adjust the height of your wall accordingly). That way the flooring guys could finish right up to the template.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:10 AM
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We did they did not use it !!! welcome to the world of General construction !!
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Old 01-13-2013, 02:16 PM
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Quick question. I work for my dad and he is a GC. On the ADA bathroom cabinet in your first post I see they requested a different kind of cabinet. We generally use the one on the right with the sloping panel. Is the other one you drew legal or what about that one did they like better? Just curious.....
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:29 PM
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the perfect ada standard is a wall hanging ceramic sink,,, that said even the slope is not a true ada,, the slope was good until they started wanting electronic soap dispensers which require changing the soap from under the countertop vs the pump type and refilling is done from above the counter..


I have had my new style pass every time so far,, wilsonart has new shallower sinks with the drain all the way at the back and vents at the side,, this is gonna change every thing !!
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:38 PM
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That set does look nice
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:54 PM
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Nice work, Jim! Having a good plan and sticking with it works almost every time.

I keep a similar 'library' of fire department emblems, logos and rank insignia. I have it all stuck in a crv file including toolpaths. When I need something I open the library file and copy and paste vectors to my new project file then import the toolpaths. It works great.
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