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Stephan Moenninghoff

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  1. 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?

  2. 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. 


  3. 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?

  4. 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 🙂. 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.


  5. 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.

  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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. 

  10. 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.



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    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.

  11. 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, 😁 , upload what you tried here (the documents from your user folder) and I will have a look.

  12. Just now, Nicolas Goutte said:


    Not quite: group and thickness together must be unique.

    Only if you use the dialog (in the full version), right? I have found that using the spreadsheet it can be duplicated. Anyway, best to play it safe and not have a duplicate combination there. What I meant to say was: You can put anything in there. That column is not used for the current system any more. it is a legacy field.

  13. 1 minute ago, Ash said:

    I understand the need to add my first line. I just can do not have a clue how Texture and new material name is read by the program. I do not see my new line in the pop-up menu for materials and types. Please see attached and advise.


    Texture is the name of the Renderworks texture. The material name is in the first columns, under #Item-No. Thickness is also important because it will govern the physical thickness of each material in the model. You can ignore Group.

  14. 6 hours ago, Boh said:

    Thanks Stephan. Is there anything I can do to stop it? We don't use Interiorcad enough to warrant these classes popping up in every file. Cheers.

    We use these classes to create the grid surfaces between custom parts when we place fittings. Obviously, with most fittings, they go *between* two custom parts, so if we kept the custom parts visible, you wouldn't be able to place the fittings. These classes create the blue grids and at the same time grey out the parts proper. Users have got quite creative in the past with these classes, renaming them, making them visible, giving them different attributes etc. This could break the function, so we are creating these classes from scratch every time a new document is opened.

  15. Great example and -finally- fully supported by interiorcad 2021. I have set a frame up for you with a standard pre-supplied profile. You can find the profile now in your document under interiorcad > profiles. It is not a plain profile yet. You need to edit the 2D component of the profile and change the polyline to become square instead of profiled, whilst keeping the dado. You need to edit both the profile and the counter profile (the one with the - C suffix). You NEVER use the counter profile. It is used by interiorcad automatically when you set the joint for stile and rail to "counter profile".


    You can add the profile to your user folder. We will soon add it to the dialog under interiorcad > Fittings > Edit / Adapt Fittings Library but it already works if you go through the Finder / Explorer.


    Let me know if this works for you!



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