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  1. On 4/29/2021 at 11:18 AM, javitojavitojavito said:

    - Performance: I made a test with 8 cabinets, 12 drawers and a couple hundreds cabinet connectors (cabineo and screws) and things are slowing down. Testing in in a i7 with windows, 16Gb and Radeon RX 580 8Gb. Full quality OpenGL and shadows. File is now 130 Mb. Which system would be recommended for these type of files? Maybe there are some optimization routines that should be applied?

    I would like to have a look at that file as well please. From what you are describing, it does not sound like it should be slow. I might find out why it seems to perform poorly though.

    On 4/29/2021 at 11:18 AM, javitojavitojavito said:

    - connector placement: I have nested groups for different cabinets so when double click I can isolate parts of the model and work faster. I found an issue when inserting cabinet connectors on nested groups, the connector wont align properly on the grid. See first image below. Funny thing is that if I copy the cabinet to an empty document it will allow me to insert the connectors as expected. See second image. So I ended coping and pasting cabinets back and forth to insert connectors.

    This issue should be fixed in the upcoming service pack. Thanks for reporting!

    On 4/29/2021 at 11:18 AM, javitojavitojavito said:

    - Coincident duplicates. When creating cutting list I am getting far too many connectors and fittings counts. I checked that there are no elements one of top of each other but there might slip out something when cutting and pasting. Is it possible to remove coincident duplicates in order to get those listings correct?

    I am not aware of a script to check coincident duplicates but I checked your file manually and the counts seems ok. I also created an empty file and inserted the same connectors you used and the count seemed to add up. Did you see this in the file you sent me?

    On 4/29/2021 at 11:18 AM, javitojavitojavito said:

    In summary I find Interiorcad intuitive and powerful but before presenting the tool to students next semester I would like to check that it would simplify their design workflow and reduce errors when cutting things on the CNC.

    That is our mission and it should do just that ūüôā

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  2. 12 minutes ago, Ride said:

    Following along here. A quick question about interfaces. How well does InteriorCAD interface with Biesseworks?

    It does. We supply CIX. We also interface with the more modern BSolid, also by Biesse.

  3. On 4/5/2021 at 3:03 PM, dminzner said:

    Playing around with cut lists I see they come up metric. Is there a way to have them Imperial?

    I have Interiorcad set to imperial.

    Our plan is to get up and running 100% on the software while we wait for our machine to arrive.

    We can take advantage of cut lists immediately so our guys don't have to waste time pouring over drawings.

    Not sure why they come up metric. When you first installed interiorcad you were asked to choose. Did you choose imperial then as well? Can you shoot me a document where you are getting metric units?

  4. 19 minutes ago, dminzner said:

    How about labels? Will we be able to barcode parts or is that a Homag thing? 

    Sure you want a barcode? I think QR codes are the preferred choice now but up to you. Both are no problem. Make sure you get "Cut Rite" for panel optimising. It should be supplied with your machine anyway if it's capable of nesting. We have an export for it so you get all your edgebanding information across as well. Cut Rite will create the graphic code from the information you get from interiorcad. 


  5. 9 hours ago, dminzner said:

    On Tuesday we are looking at a new Homag Router.

    Homag uses Woodwop as their machine software. We have been interfacing with Woodwop for 20+ years. No worries there. Will you be looking at a nesting-based or a point-to-point setup?

  6. 3 hours ago, dminzner said:

    We are new to Interiorcad. Currently we are 3D modeling all our cabinets and then manually creating cut lists etc.

    Our goal is to use InteriorCad to draw all our cabinet boxes and go straight to a CNC router.

    All of our projects are 100% custom and all our shop drawings are reviewed by a designer or architect.

    Many times architects will have us make very minor changes such as increasing or decreasing a cabinet by fractions of an inch.

    In theory we may have a cabinet with a vertical divider in it that needs to be moved a 1/4". Does this mean we need to completely redraw the cabinet to the new divisions for is there a way to adjust vertical divisions AFTER the cabinet is drawn?

    That's kind of the point of interiorcad ūüôā. It's very easy to do. You can use mm/inches or percentages or ratios even and you can define variable cells that will stretch and shrink.¬†Have you done the tutorial in the Vectorworks University? It explains how it's done. Let me know if you have questions.


  7. Ok, you need to turn off the contour class in the viewport. We can hide the contour in openGL and wireframe (we have assigned it a zero line thickness and a texture with 100% transparency so it does not show up but you can still select it) but not in hidden line.

  8. 6 hours ago, Ride said:

    @Stephan Moenninghoff - can you tell me how to notch this partition? I have a sink going here and want to show the cutout.

    Of course I can tell you: use a Contour 3D object. Please make sure you have ticked the "3D Details" checkbox in the Object Info Palette of the cabinet object. The notch will not show up otherwise.

    You can skip the "convert to polygons"-part if you're not bothered about CNC output. I do that to get rid of the extra side. It is not required.


    6 hours ago, Ride said:

    Also - how is the InteriorCAD manual coming along? I asked some time ago and I think you said it was not far away.

    Yes, the tutorial on the Vectorworks University. Glad you mention it. It is done: https://university.vectorworks.net/course/index.php?search=interiorcad-basic-workflow-2021. Enjoy!

    We have also updated the interiorcad manual: https://conf.extragroup.de:8443/im/latest



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  9. You cannot use a hash placeholder when you use proportional division. It is not logical. Which proportion of the total height should the hash occupy? You have ratios of divisions so if you have a total of four boxes, you can input 1:2:2.4:3 but you cannot use a hash. 

    You can use a hash if you use percentages: 30%;30%;10%;# will work for example.

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  10. You need to check "Ridimensiona oggetto" and then make it stretch. You don't need to use a Marionette any more for this, did you know? You can use two rod bearings (as blue symbols) and an extrude (also a blue symbol) and interiorcad will reshape the extrude to fit the width. No clothes and no clothes hangers (yet), obviously...

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  11. 2 hours ago, Daisy Y said:

    Thanks Nicolas! The first point helps a little, it lets me edit the frame that goes round the outside but it doesn't allow me to create a detail style of door I can apply to different units (ie, with mini sub rails that divide up the door creating a sort of grid look over the door). Perhaps this isn't a possible feature available yet?

    Can you show us what you have in mind? Maybe we can integrate it or maybe you can already do it. 

  12. 10 minutes ago, Daisy Y said:

    @Stephan Moenninghoff Thank you for the previous reply! I'm having another issue, I'm saving symbols within symbols (ie. the symbol of a drawer type within the symbol of a full cabinet) and when I close my program and reopen the file it has converted the symbols (drawers) within the main symbol (cabinet) into a group and so lost its symbol nature and ability to edit symbol capabilities. I'm also getting this error message when opening the file, " Some object connections are broken in the current document" , asking me to repair items. I'm not sure why this message is appearing or if it's anything to do with my symbol-within-symbol issue.



    Screenshot 2021-03-01 at 12.43.24.png

    That's interesting. I don't think converting drawers into symbols is a good idea, they need to live inside the main symbol as groups/plugin objects. You can attach the file here if you like and I will have someone take a look.

  13. 21 hours ago, Daisy Y said:

    @Stephan Moenninghoff I want to use a leg on my cabinets that isn't in the standard library of parts that came with the software. How do I go about adding this? The leg is a Hafele part that comes as a foot shaft and foot plug top.

    Links to the parts here: 




    Will I need to model something up myself to represent these and then add that as a part in my part library? Or is there a place to download this product and upload it into my library?



    Hi Daisy, it's easily possible with interiorcad's built-in "Edit / Adapt Fitting Libraries" command. Go to interiorcad and then Fittings:


    From the next dialog, you choose feet and mounting plates (and, if required, accessories and / or glides). 


    When you choose each command for the first time, interiorcad will create a new document with a sample fitting. When you save it, it will be placed¬†in your user folder (¬†/Users/<your user name>/Library/Application Support/Vectorworks/2021/Libraries/Defaults/Custom Part/Leg Feet/Leg Feet - Custom.vwx)¬†or, if you're on Windows in C:\Users\<your user name>\AppData\Roaming\Nemetschek\Vectorworks\2021\Libraries\Defaults\Custom Part\Leg Feet\Leg Feet - Custom.vwx¬†(or Leg Mounting Plates). Edit the sample fitting geometry and replace the sample geometry with your own geometry. Add drillings if required. make sure you don't ungroup anything. Work inside the groups because there are Vectorworks Record Formats attached to the enclosing groups. If you do it like that you'll be fine. If it does not work, which is to be expected, because it never works the first time around, ūüėĀ¬†, upload what you tried here (the documents from your user folder) and I will have a look.


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