The most Affordable Software in its Class!
Design and CNC Software Solution
The Cabinet Manufacturer
featuring our unique user-defined post processor!
If you speak to virtually any CNC representative, he or she will
tell you that you need to purchase at least two programs as a
cabinet or door manufacturer. You will be told that you need
to purchase a design software program to produce your 3D renderings,
shop drawings, bids, cutlists, and panel optimization. And you
will also be told that you need to purchase a CAD software
package to interpret the graphics files (DXF files) to generate the
g-code necessary to run your CNC router.
The total cost of these two programs can
be anywhere from $15,000 to $40,000!
Not any more!
In the past, we supported CNC routers via
a link to other CAD/CAM software packages, where we would output DXF files to
that software, and then the CAD/CAM software would generate the necessary g-code
to run a given CNC router. We soon found that this method of exporting to
another software package was complicated, highly inefficient, expensive, and
prone to errors - especially when either our software or the CAD/CAM software
released an update! So in late 2004, we looked for a better solution.
The solution we sought was for Cabinet Pro CNC Software to produce the g-code directly from the cutlist and panel optimized parts so that a CAD software package was not necessary.
So no longer is another
piece of software required to produce CNC code, for we have
succeeded in bypassing the exporting of DXF files to CAD/CAM and
have eliminated the need for DXF files altogether! Cabinet
does not require two or more distinct software packages to take
you from design to bidding to cutlists to optimization, and finally,
to your CNC machine.
So we are very happy to offer a truly unified approach to CNC machining with a single software program that produces 3D Renderings, shop drawings, bids, cutlists, panel optimization, and the g-code to run your CNC machine! The ramifications of this unified approach to provide CNC code without the need for additional software are numerous, and shown below.
Advantages of Handling Design,
Cutlists, Bidding, Optimization, and CNC in
Compatibility problems with other programs are completely eliminated!
There is no need for the user to purchase another program, thus saving somewhere between $5,000 and $12,000
Only one program needs to be learned and maintained, rather than two or three.
Technical Support is handled by one company, rather than two.
If there are problems with the g-code produced, there is no blaming another software program....the "buck stops here", and the problem is owned by Cabinet Pro.
Speed and efficiency are increased significantly.
Because the material for a cabinet is defined when a cabinet is first made, there is no need for double entry and we can automatically and very easily increase or decrease the various speeds of the CNC router based upon the material assigned to a given part of any particular cabinet.
In like manner, we can vary the width of a dado cut automatically, based upon the current thickness of the part that fits into that dado. This is very useful because the thickness of each batch of sheet goods that are received in the shop will vary by up to a 1/32nd of an inch! This is not a problem because the width of cut automatically adjusts for the new thickness.
Enhancements to the CNC operation, as well as design, bidding, and cutlisting enhancements, are all handled within a single software program. There is no need to go through the administrative channels of two separate companies that may have different opinions of what enhancements are appropriate and which are not.
The Software: Cabinet Pro, CNC Edition
Design Cabinets, Entertainment Centers.,
Desks, etc. in 3D
Face Frame or Frameless Cabinets
Modular or Custom Cabinets
Obtain 3D Renderings, 2D Wall Elevations, & Cabinet Shop Drawings
Generate Bids and Invoices
Generate Cutlist Reports, Material Reports, Door Reports and more...
Obtain Panel Optimization Drawings
Generate CNC Code to your CNC router and cut out optimized parts
Security system allows users to log in with restricted use of the software.
At the press of a key, convert the entire program into Spanish, Italian, German, French (Canada), English (Australia), English (Canada), English (UK), or English (USA)
In addition, all capabilities of Cabinet Pro, Std Edition are included in the CNC Edition
The CNC Operation, as processed by Cabinet Pro
When Cabinet Pro produces a cutlist, the panels are simultaneously sent to the Panel Optimizer which produces the G-Code Code behind the scenes to operate your CNC router. The Cuts that are made automatically, depending upon your setup, are as follows:
Straight Dado cuts of any width and depth
Match the grain AND grain direction of doors and drawers on a given panel.
Match grain for doors separately from drawers, or match doors and drawers together.
Drilling patterns where the holes are of the diameter of the tool being used, and the depth is variable
Circular plowing cuts, which are essentially holes larger than the bit's diameter
Arcs defined by two end points and an arc height
Horizontal Boring (at additional charge)
Up to two passes per part cut-out, where a thin skin may be left to maintain vacuum hold.
Option to leave cut-out tabs at the corners of parts for single or double pass cut-outs.
Supports variable speed spindles and tool changers.
Supports Drilling Heads that are separate from the Spindle.
Supports Horizontal Boring at additional charge. (See the Horizontal Boring Add-On Module on our Price List).
Supports clockwise and counter-clockwise part cut-outs.
Supports Drilling Patterns and machining holes in door panels (See the MDF Door Module for more functionality.)
Ramping move or straight move as the method of entry when cutting dados or cutting out parts.
Allows the Post Processor to be user-defined, making the g-code output compatible with the majority of CNC routers.
Note: One CNC Post is included in the purchase of any CNC Edition. If you have two CNC routers, or a router and a panel saw, or later on require another post for the same router, then there is an additional charge for each CNC Post after the first one.
All cuts, arcs, and drilled holes may be referenced from any corner of each part, or from the center of a given part.
Dados, drilled holes, and arcs may be cut at any angle
Each cut and drilled hole may be defined as inches, feet, yards, millimeters, centimeters, decimeters, or meters, independently from other cuts and drilled holes.
Each router tool (bit) may be defined in inches, feet, yards, millimeters, centimeters, decimeters, or meters, independently from other defined tools (bits).
Cabinet Pro CNC software supports routers equipped with a tool changer. (We may need to add some code, for no additional charge, for your particular router. Check first before purchasing!)
If you do not have a tool changer, Cabinet Pro CNC allows all dado cuts and drilled holes, regardless of diameter, width of cut, or depth of cut, to be made from the same bit! This feature can save an immediate $12,000 to $15,000 by eliminating the need for a tool changer!
Process whole sheets of optimized parts or a single part chosen from a single cabinet.
Each cutting or drilling operation must be defined per part per cabinet type. Defining the operations once for an unfinished end belonging to a particular base cabinet, for example, will be defined for all base cabinets of that type, regardless of width, height, and depth.
When defining a door panel, the panel will be associated with a door style from your door library. So Cabinet Pro CNC allows parts to be associated with cabinets, as well as with door styles. (the ability to make MDF doors in Cabinet Pro is an additional charge.)
Do you manufacture face frame or frameless cabinets?
Do you make modular or highly custom cabinets? If so, then imagine a new
way of operating your cabinet shop with Cabinet Pro CNC Software:
Design kitchens, offices, entertainment centers in 3D Photo Texture mode
Email or present impressive Photo colored presentations to your customers for their approval.
Use photos of your own doors, wood grains, appliances, etc., or choose from the hundreds of photos that come standard with Cabinet Pro.
Make changes in your job, and view the immediate change in your bid. Globally change all materials used, and see the change in your 3D drawing, as well as in your invoice and cutlist - without any extra effort!
Print out dimensioned Shop Drawings, Wall Elevations, and Floorplan Views.
Print out an invoice when you and your customer are satisfied.
Print out a number of user-defined cutlists, bills of materials, assembly reports.
View the optimized sheets showing the best layout for your parts made from panel stock.
Load your CNC router with panel stock and watch the parts be automatically machined and cut out with perfection and efficiency.
Supported CNC Routers within Cabinet Pro
Supported CNC Languages: Most CNC routers read an industry standard language called "G-Code". Although most routers supported by Cabinet Pro CNC accept G-Code instructions, we also write to machines requiring other languages as well, such as Woodwop, BiesseWorks, and Shop Bot. You may customize the g-code output, since Cabinet Pro CNC allows the post processor to be user-defined.
Cabinet Pro supports all CNC routers because of the unique nature of our user-defined post processor. The Post Processor generates the code of instructions that actually tells a CNC router what to do. This code can be greatly modified by our internal user-defined post processor. So if different commands are needed, or if commands need to be ordered in a different sequence than is part of the already existing post processors listed below, this can be done very easily within Cabinet Pro (or Door Pro). We will work with someone of your choosing, who is familiar with the g-code necessary to run your machine, and within a very short time will have your g-code output matching the specific requirements of your CNC router. (Please note: Before you purchase Cabinet Pro CNC, make sure you have someone who knows what g-code commands are required by your specific machine, in order for that person to let us know how the g-code generated by our existing post processors (below) should be modified.)
Routers supported by Cabinet Pro and Door Pro
Cabinet Pro CNC and Door Pro
virtually any variation of g-code to routers that
are or are not listed below, as well as code directly to
BiesseWorks, Hops, Woodwop, and Xylog (See Below).
WoodWop (Weeke & Homag)
|Please Note: If your CNC router requires code that is unique, we may need to modify an already existing Post Processor for your specific machine. This is a relatively simple task and will be done at no additional charge, as long as you are willing to help test the modifications, and the changes are not extensive.|
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