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Stephan Moenninghoff

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  1. 4 hours ago, jgmrussell said:

    Thank you for your reply earlier to my questions. Is this the place to post?

    Yes, it is. Thanks for your questions!

    4 hours ago, jgmrussell said:

    I do see 'counter profile' as you suggested for the extra length on rails to accommodate the tenons. Where do you input the extra length?

    The extra length for the rail? It is added automaticall by choosing a profiled connection:


    The profiles with the '- C' appended should not actually show up, please don't use those. They get assigned automatically. This is where the length gets added (unless you mean some length on top of that for sizing the parts. That is not possible yet but a longstanding wish, also for mitered boards)

    5 hours ago, jgmrussell said:

    Once it is make and attached to cabinet, how do you make it show when you print out the board list?

    It will automatically be included as long as it has been assigned a material. Go to interiorcad -> export -> cutting list. This will create a csv file with all parts included.

    We have planned to add finished sides as a new part type for the cabinet for later this year / early next year.

  2. Hi Michael,

    you are certainly diving in at the deep end. 🙂



    1.  the door on the side of the upper cabinet over the sink

    -> Draw a cabinet with that type of door and hide all the parts you don't need (that is everything except the door and face frame) . You can do that by switching those parts off inside the configuration dialog. Hide the side panel of the cabinet. Replace with the door.

    2.  the corner legs on the cooktop cabinet

    -> That's a modelling challenge rather than an interiorcad question. Easy boolean operation between two extrudes.

    3.  the double pulls on the drawers

    -> Ah, good point, we need to add the second handle back for drawers. You can either

    1. place one handle with an offset. This will import that handle into your document. Then, with the symbol insertion tool, add the second handle. It will even connect with the drawer front and add the drillings. 
    2. Or, create a double handle as a single symbol. 

    4.  the hood enclosure. Not even sure how to start that one :-).

    -> you could use single framed fronts (with hidden cabinet parts) as well or model from scratch. Obviously, those X-es need to be added in manually. You could also use a Marionette object and add that to the cabinet. (Yes, interiorcad supports adding Marionettes to all of its boxes!)

    5.  the glass doors with muntins.

    -> Sorry, no muntins yet but on the near-term radar. You can either add them via Marionette or model them otherwise.

    6.  the arched toe on the sink cabinet.

    -> You can either

    1. Delete the plinth, add an extra box and create a framed front, hide the stiles and bottom rail and set the top rail to 'arched'
    2. Use an interiorcad contour to create the routing in the plinth. That is much quicker but not as parametric. If you resize the cabinet, you need to adjust the routing.

    Let us see what you created when you've finished!



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  3. 5 minutes ago, Florian Stroh said:

    how is it about to built large cabinets. is it possible to separate the elements and let the middle sides run trough like in the classic KG?

    You can do that already, except the UI sucks. We are going to introduce a new way of doing this. And this time, it will be for both vertical and horizontal partitions, not just vertical. 

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  4. Ah, it looks like the class that the profiles are kept in needs to be hidden in the viewport. Look for "XG-Custom Part Routing-Profile" and hide it. We have also identified a problem whereby profiles get applied to the wrong part if you have more than one frame in the same cabinet. This will be resolved soon. I will post a new build once it's done!


    You cannot create L-shaped cabinets with the current version. It is one of the bigger stories we will tackle for the forthcoming releases. (not just L-shaped cabinets. Corner situations in general).

  5. 20 hours ago, Kevin K said:


    This is slightly off topic, but still relevant.

    You seem to be the go to person for anything InteriorCad, so I have a burning question, and have had this question for about 18 years now.

    How is it InteriorCad can control the direction of wood grain around door and drawer profiles/frames and VW can't?

    I will say this is soooo irritating and disappointing to me,  and quite frankly, the main reason I did not upgrade to VW 2021. I do a lot of rendering and it is beyond the pale that when dealing with door and window casing/trim that has a wood grained texture, you can choose either a horizontal or vertical direction for the direction of the texture.....which is untenable.


    Wood grain on a horizontal piece of trim does NOT run vertically. Maybe on Earth 2, but not in our world.

    There are painful workarounds to resolve this, but I refuse to take all the time necessary to procure that. I have brought this up for years to the VW powers that be and I still have not received a coherent response as to why this situation has not been addressed. Honestly, it cheapens exponentially the software, which basically is a very good product,  in my view.

    I thought you may have some sage advice regarding this situation, since I can't get diddly-squat from the folks at VW.

    If you can possibly shed some light on this, I will gladly reward you by sending you that 3d greek salad you had commented on. 🙂


    Kevin, the answer is quite simple:- interiorcad's objects are all designed to be actually manufactured. Therefore, grain direction is absolutely crucial to every single piece because if you flip grain direction for a piece, its length and width will also flip in the parts list. Vectorworks' doors are not designed to be manufactured so the focus is not on that level of detail. Evidently, Vectorworks has been focusing more on interior design of late and I imagine that comments from interior designers might lead to some improvements in this area.

  6. 1 minute ago, Habitat43 said:

    @Stephan Moenninghoff holly @&$&!! Lol you’re the man!!! We did it!! You’re are free of my questions.... for now 🙂


    will I be able to request a demo of the new versions next week?


    you know I never checked there bc when I see the word “material” I think in the texture not in the actual wood piece. Thanks a lot. 

    You are very welcome. interiorcad has always looked at materials as a combination of the actual physical material (and its thickness, cost, grain direction etc.) PLUS the Renderworks texture. We have quite a lot of users who actually produce the cabinets and parts that they model in Vectorworks so it needs to be a one-stop solution.

    Anyway, thanks for persevering. I think you have identified a few places where our UX is plain lousy and I have an idea how to fix that.

  7. 8 minutes ago, Habitat43 said:

    @Stephan Moenninghoff sorry i see that. But how do I make my cabinet to use that piece of 1.496 instead of ,787?

    Click on the label-link. In the dialog that pops up, start typing the material in the search field (in your case, "Chipboard-38"). The choice of materials will narrow down as you type more characters. Double-click "Chipboard-38" and you're all set. (I sincererely hope that you are but let me now if not) 🙂

  8. I can see what you are doing there. You are trying to assign a one-off material. That's perfectly fine when you want one individual piece to have a different material than what has been assigned to that type of part in general. 

    Try this: go to the "Construction" tab and assign a material to the shelf (or fixed shelf, I cannot really see which one it is).

    That should give you what you need.

  9. 13 hours ago, Habitat43 said:

    where do I change the piece of wood from one thickness to another one?

    I see the problem. The label for the material is actually a link that can be clicked on. Enabled links will be shown in blue. You have selected a part that does not (yet) exist in your cabinet model. Click on side/stile and the labels should turn blue and become clickable.

  10. @Habitat43 so you have two questions:


    1.) How to change the thickness of a material? You seem to have found the master data. Any material you have defined in the master data can be used anywhere in the cabinet and also in a standalone part. Assign the material to the parts (last page in the cabinet object's dialog) and you should be all set. 

    2.) You want framed fronts. This will be possible in the upcoming version of interiorcad (2021) which we will release very shortly. You will also be able to use profiles for stiles and rails and for the panel.

  11. BTW the object arrays are all done via Marionette. Each green box has a Marionette of just a single symbol which is scaled, rotated and displaced with controlled random values. It's the next best thing to a real gravity and collision control function which Vectorworks does not have. 

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  12. 2 minutes ago, Kevin K said:

    Ok, thanks for confirming that.

    I guess for the time being I will just stick with my '3d greek salads' and using the frame tool in IC XS to make any custom fronts. 😞

    There is more than just framed fronts though. You can probably guess what this means:

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  13. 2 minutes ago, Kevin K said:

    Stephan, do you know if InteriorCad XS V 2021 will work with VW 2020? Or will it only work with VW 2021??

    I didn't upgrade to 2021 this year for several reasons....I am sort of boycotting.


    Hi Kevin, you will need Vectorworks 2021 for interior xs 2021 to run. 2021 actually makes a few things a lot snappier, especially redraw and OpenGL so don't hold back!

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