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Introduction to Door Pro

Door Pro offers a wide variety of options to fit the needs and requirements of all door, drawer, and drawer box manufacturers.  Whether you need cut lists, bidding, optimization, CNC, Networking, Inventory Control, or a multitude of other features, now or in the future, Door Pro is designed to grow with your company.  If you do not have a CNC router, but plan to get one in the future, then purchase Door Pro Standard and then simply upgrade to the CNC version later on for the difference in price.
 

 

Set up Door Pro to price and build doors, drawers, & drawer boxes, based upon your method of bidding & construction.  Door Pro has evolved since 1992 to accommodate all Door Companies.  Customize your cutlist reports to show the information in the format you require. Create several bidding methods for different customers to give each customer accurate bids and invoices.  Keep track of how much each customer has paid to date, how much is owed, and how much is left on each credit line.

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And if you have one or more CNC Routers, let Door Pro automatically convert your job to CNC code to have each part machined precisely how you expect them to be machined.

Door Pro CNC Software  produces the CNC code directly from the cutlist and panel optimized parts in several languages.  We support all G-Code variations, Woodwop for the Weeke and Homag, Biesseworks, Hops (Holzher), Xylog, Wincut, Shopbot native code, and HPGL.  For more information on our CNC version, see the Introduction to CNC.

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General Features of Door Pro
Door Pro, software for the Manufacturer of Cabinet Doors for other cabinet shops, produces numerous reports such as job costing, bids, confirmation reports, invoices, contracts, unlimited user-defined cutlists and panel optimization.  Data Entry allows change of door style per door, change of frame and panel material per door, construction comments per door, multiple sorting of doors in job by style, material, height, and width, and alteration of construction methods per door. If you would like to see a comparison of features of all programs, see Program Comparison.
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Supports all drawer styles and allows user-defined door style library.

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Can switch between millimeters and inches at virtually any time.

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You may create parameter-generated parts.

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Each door entry can have its own material, style and manufacturing definitions.

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Dimensioned drawing of each door.

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Up to three different sized panels per door.

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Multiple inside rails and stiles.

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Control over all part widths, insets, etc. per door.

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Automatically adjust door rails and stiles based upon the size of the door or drawer front

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Export Cutlists reports to Microsoft Excel, or to the internal Word Processor.

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All versions of Door Pro are Single User versions that must be installed on the C drive of a given computer.  Network Versions are additional cost (See the Network Module).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data Entry
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Allows change of door style per door.

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Allows change of frame and panel material per door.

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Allows construction comments per door.

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Allows multiple sorting of doors in job by style, material, height and width.

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Allows alteration of construction methods per door.

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Allows user-defined options and accessories per door.

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Door Options may be assigned during the job or always attached to the Door Style itself.
 

Note:  If you are a cabinet maker who makes his/her own doors then Cabinet Pro is the program you should be investigating.  Cabinet Pro allows the making of doors and cabinets.  Door Pro is specifically for those shops that make and sell doors - without cabinets - to other cabinet shops.  If you are a cabinet shop that also makes doors for other cabinet makers, then you may want to purchase both Cabinet Pro and Door Pro.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Security System

Both Cabinet Pro and Door Pro utilize an optional Security System where a UserID and Password can be required to use the software.  Alternatively, this option may be turned off so that a UserID and Password are not used and any particular user has full permissions to operate all aspects of the software.

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The Owner or Administrator creates a special password, referred to as a Security Key, where full access may always be granted in case the computer is locked up and inaccessible for any reason having to do with given user's ID and Password.

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Cabinet Pro LLC holds a "back door" UserID and Password that can unlock any computer, under any circumstances.

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Up to 20 users may be added to any computer, where each user has separate passwords and permissions.

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The Owner or Administrator determines which permissions each user may have when he/she logs in.

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From 1 to 13 Separate Permissions may be assigned to each user that become active when that user logs onto Cabinet Pro or Door Pro..

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These 13 permissions allow Changing CNC Setup, Changing Construction Setup, Modifying Libraries, Changing Pricing Setup, Viewing or Pricing & Bids, Printing of Graphics, Generation of CNC Code, Backing up Data, Restoring Data, Changing Inventory, Selecting Data to Restore Single Jobs, Changing Network Settings, and Editing Cabinets.

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Keeps a permanent record of all user activity such as when a cabinet was modified, inventory was changed, pricing was viewed, Network settings were changed, etc.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Networks

The Network Module allows users of Cabinet Pro and Door Pro the ability to access selected data files from one location, usually the main Server.  Normally, Cabinet Pro is a Single User program with its data files located on the local C-Drive.  This module, however, will allow all purchased seats to access the same data file from one specified location.

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All Network Settings on all computers may only be altered by a User who has been assigned Administrative Permissions (See Security System above.)

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Allows the selection of what information should be accessed via the Network, such as Inventory, Jobs, Customers, and the Door Style Library.

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Each station, or user, may select from where information is being accessed, either the network drive or the local drive.

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All backups are stored on each local drive so as to ensure each user's data is safe and able to be restored.

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Backups are restored on the local drive, where only the Administrator may transfer selected information to the Network drive.

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Allows all data to be transferred from the Network drive to the local drive, for those times a user prefers working from his own local drive.

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Each station may elect to use the Network drive or the local drive when accessing data.  This allows each user to work independently from the Network drive.

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All Bidding, Cutlist, and CNC information is stored on the local drive in order to avoid unwanted modification of vital setup files.

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Each station may individually switch back and forth from using the local drive or the network drive.

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Allows UserID & Passwords for each user to have restricted use of Cabinet Pro or Door Pro (See the Security System above).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cutlist Features

View Sample Reports

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Unlimited User-Defined Manufacturing Reports

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Material lists, parts lists, assembly lists and edge banding reports for entire job.

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Produces door & individual part labels.

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You may either consolidate all doors into one report or generate separate reports per door style.

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Reports may be printed in either millimeters or inches per column of same report.

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Heavy & light designations (for example: "7/32" may be represented as "3/16+", or "7/32").

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Multiple sorts according to door style, panel material, panel thickness, door width and door height in any order.

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Bill of material and lineal foot summary reports for panels & lumber by material or by part.

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Allows report on all parts and materials or selected parts and materials.

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Milling dimensions or finished dimensions may appear on different reports.

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Can print out machining notes for parts and template to be used for cathedral doors.

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Panel Optimization available at additional cost.

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CNC capabilities available at additional cost (see below).
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bidding Features
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User-Defined Financial Reports

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Provides job costing & financial analysis of a job – including comparison of current bid with expected bid.

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Prints an invoice, bid, packing list, confirmation repot and contract for a job.

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The bid that is printed can be turned into an invoice, analysis, confirmation report or contract at any time.

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Figures cost of materials, hardware, labor, accessories, installation, finishing, freight, taxes, etc.

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Allows user definitions of all labor activities and costs.

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Allows user-defined charges that are either taxable or not taxable.

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Adjusts bid to allow for actual labor spent vs. estimated labor.

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Determines Door costs by numerous methods such as sq. ft. charges (or sq. m), plus style upcharge, United Inch method, Flat rate + Style Upcharge + Cost/Lineal Inch over a standard height.

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Allows discounts per customer, or specific pricing per customer.

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The 3 Added Door Charge options below can be global or assigned to specific door styles.

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Added Door Charges based upon width and height, where a flat charge is added to the price of a door.

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Added Door Charges based upon width and height, where width & height factors are added together and then multiplied by the price of the door.

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Added Door Charges based upon width and height, where a flat charge is added to the price of a door with width as a subset of height.

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If pricing is based upon material, then Door Pro allows basing your charge upon Door Panel material, Frame Material, or both independently.

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Numerous methods of pricing drawer boxes.

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Separate markups for material, accessories, hardware, options, and the door, drawer, or drawer box themselves.

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May choose to apply the General Markup to Finish costs, Accessories, and User Defined Charges.

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Packaging Charges, Freight Charges, Sales Tax, Discount Percentage, Overhead Charges, User-Defined Taxes to incorporate multiple Canadian taxes.

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Calculates Profit, where profit is defined as the difference between what the job is sold for and what the job actually cost.

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Extract the doors and drawers from jobs designed by customers owning Cabinet Pro and emailed to your email account.

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Recommend a Cabinet Shop to receive an additional discount, and extract their doors for jobs emailed to you.  See our Company Policies on this topic.)

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Customization per Company Available (Most customization of Door Pro is free of charge.  Company-specific customization is at additional cost).
 


 


The ONLY Software in its Class, completely set apart from any other Door Manufacturing Software!

Door Pro CNC comes with all features of Door Pro Standard, discussed above, as well as the CNC features discussed below.

 

 

CNC Features
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Create Machining for a single Door Style, and Door Pro will shrink or enlarge the machining based upon door dimensions

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Place machining for each door style, including pull and hinge holes

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Grain Match doors and drawers if doors are drawn as part of a cabinet.

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Panel Optimizer will optimize all door panels according to user preferences

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Multiple Door Styles per sheet, or single door style per sheet

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Supports shaping MDF Doors, including Cathedral and rounded doors

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Select a Panel, Frame, or Edge Detail at Order Entry, and have the corresponding machining occur automatically

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Writes CNC Code directly to your CNC Router without requiring any other program!

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Panel Optimization and Nesting
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Allows for both Ripping Kerf and Crosscut Kerf (or CNC tool)

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Use for a Panel Saw and/or for the CNC Router

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Allows custom adjustment for width and length of parts optimized

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Allows maximum and minimum part widths and lengths to be optimized

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Automatic entry of all appropriate panels into the optimizer!

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Allows numerous sub-rips within each rip.

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Initial cutoffs for width and length per panel.

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Allows no grouping so that maximum optimization is achieved.

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Allows grouping by part, so that all like parts are optimized on the same sheet(s), if possible.

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Allows grouping by cabinet, so that all parts of a given cabinet are optimized on the same sheet(s), if possible.

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If grouped, the optimizer allows groups to be mixed on the same sheet or not.

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Links door panels to their corresponding drawer fronts!

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Allows saving of DXF files

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Automatically generates CNC Code to machine and cut out parts for nested-based CNC routers

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May assign one part per sheet for Point-to-Point machines

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Prints report on optimized parts, including percent yield.

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Match the grain AND grain direction of doors and drawers on a given panel.

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Match grain for doors separately from drawers, or match doors and drawers together.

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Rotate Parts on a panel

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Move parts to another location on the same panel or move parts to a different panel

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Create General Optimization rules and/or create panel optimization rules per material

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Panels are automatically optimized according to your specifications while obtaining a cutlist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MDF Doors and Door Processing
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Allows automatic machining upon the application of frame details, edge details, and panel details (sometimes referred to as "profiles")

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Allows machining of panels to be linked to a Door Style from the Door Library, rather than to a Cabinet from the Cabinet Library.

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Allows the machining of drilling patterns, holes, straight cuts, u-cuts, rectangle cuts, and arcs` as required per door style

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Allows the machining of cathedral arches, as well as single oval-shaped arches.

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Allows the look of multiple "panels" on a single door with different machining per "panel".

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Drills door pull holes for user-defined styles

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Bores out and drills holes hinge holes

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Optional laminate plus overlap per door

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Multiple edge banding thicknesses per side of doors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The CNC Operation, as processed by Door Pro
When Door 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:
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Straight Dado cuts of any width and depth

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Dado may be cut at any angle with any corner of the part being the reference point

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Drilling patterns where the holes can be of any diameter and depth

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Circular plowing cuts, which are essentially holes larger than the bit's diameter

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Arcs defined by two end points and an arc height

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Profile Cut where each part is cut.

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All cuts and drilled holes may be referenced from any corner of each part

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Each cut and drilled hole may be defined as inches, feet, yards, millimeters, centimeters, decimeters, or meters.

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Each router bit may be defined as inches, feet, yards, millimeters, centimeters, decimeters, or meters.

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Door Pro CNC  software supports routers equipped with a tool changer.

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Door 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 if you do not have a tool changer.

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The only operations Door Pro CNC software will allow are those needed by Door manufacturers, such as dado and rabbet cuts, drilled hole patterns, plowed holes larger than the diameter of a given bit, arc cuts, and profile cuts (cutting out the part itself).

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Each cutting or drilling operation may be defined per door style.  Defining the operations once for a given door style will be defined for all doors of that door style, regardless of width and height.  Click the picture below to see an example of this parametric machining.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Supported CNC Routers within Cabinet Pro and Door 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 Wincut.  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 that use Woodwop, Biesseworks, Wincut, Xylog, or any variation of g-code. Because Cabinet Pro's post processor is user-defined, the CNC code can be greatly modified, if necessary.  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. 

 

Some CNC Routers supported by Cabinet Pro and Door Pro
(Please note: Cabinet Pro LLC does not endorse any particular router.  Those shown below are listed here for informational purposes only.)

Cabinet Pro CNC and Door Pro CNC writes 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).

 

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Anderson
Apex
Axyz
Biesse
BiesseWorks (Biesse)
Boxford
Busellato
Cam Solutions
Camaster
CamTech
CamWood
CNT Motion
CNC Warehouse
Cosmec
DMS
Eagle Eye
Excitech
Fagor
Flexicam
FullTech
 
Giben G2
Giotto
Hendrick
Haas
Holzher
Homag
HOPS (Holzher)
Industrial
Komo
Laguna
Larken
Mach3
Masterwood
Morbidelli
Motion Master
MultiCam
NewCNC
NexTech
Omnitech
Onsrud
Patriot
 
Pacer
Pratika
Pratix
Precix
Roctech
Sanyou
Sharp
Shoda
Shop Bot
Shop Sabre
Smart ER
SNX
Techno
Tekcel
Thermwood
User-Defined Routers
Vetor
WartHog
Weeke
WinCNC
WoodWop (Weeke & Homag)
Xylog (Morbidelli)
 

Please Note:  If your CNC router requires code that is unique or slightly different from the posts listed above, 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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