CabWriter updates cabinet design extensions for SketchUp

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CabWriter, a developer of cabinet design software, has released Version 2.0 of its CabWriter Pro, CabWriter Home and CabWriter CNC programs.

CabWriter’s software builds on the ease of use and 3D modeling capability of SketchUp by adding parametric cabinet design and drawing, advanced cut list capabilities, professional shop drawing generation, and CNC integration, according to the company.

Professional woodworkers Greg Larson and Joe Zeh created CabWriter with the goal of doing what the competitors’ software can do but at a much lower price point.

“I think we’ve really hit a sweet spot,” says Larson, president of CabWriter and director of the New England School of Architectural Woodworking in East Hampton, Mass.

“We can’t do everything the big boys can do but we can do a very large portion of what a small shop needs and there aren’t a lot of options for the small shop at a price they can afford. That’s one of the reasons we did it. SketchUp is getting so popular out there in the woodworking industry we’re taking advantage of everything they offer to make it useful to woodworkers.”

CabWriter 2.0 offers new carcass construction methods including dado, rabbet and qualified tenons, more sophisticated CNC integration, as well as more choices for door, drawer front and panel construction.

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This article originally appeared in the September 2018 issue.

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