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Stephan Moenninghoff

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  1. Can You send me your profiles? I will have a look if you want.
  2. That's the issue here. CNC equipment expects only arcs and corner vertices. This is the same across the board, from the smallest model-building CNC to large nesting CNCs in the furniture industry. interiorcad automatically converts beziers to arcs when a custom part is created from a curve. If you want higher fidelity, your best strategy is to draw the primitive again, using only arcs and corner vertices.
  3. In case you haven't had a good look at the interiorcad Custom Part - here's a little inspiration:
  4. Excellent summary of board types, @mgebel. To add to that:- there are seven board types with only three different patterns. Solid type Solid Wood Glass Plywood Laminated Wood Composite type Melamin Faced Veneered Standard 1. The first group can not receive edge banding or any covering at all but has variable thickness. This means you can adjust the thickness of these materials in the OIP. 2. The second group receives edge banding but not coverings. You should not set the thickness of the coverings to 0 in the Master Data setup because it will not render well. Any thickness you assign to a covering will not be added on to the material (as @mgebel already pointed out) so, give it at least 0.1 of a mm. 3. Standard Materials like chipboard or mdf expect to be either edge-banded or coated or covered/veneered. All coverings will add their assigned thickness to the total thickness of the finished material. So, if you have an 18mm board and you add on 0.5mm on both sides, you end up with 19mm finished thickness. @Habitat43 you do not need to go to such lenghts if you want to simply explode a cabinet object. Just ungroup the cabinet. The first ungroup will decompose the cabinet into custom parts. All custom parts are still intact and can be assigned a material, edge banding, fittings etc. They cannot be reshaped as a cabinet any more, that's all. This is a great way to overcome any limitations of the cabinet object without destroying cutting list or cnc information. If you want to go further, first make sue that "3D Details" is disabled for the cabinet in the OIP before you ungroup the top level cabinet (because that will get rid of all physical representations of coverings and edge bandings.). Then, ungroup and then, ungroup again. You end up with generic solids that can be easily textured (but have no meta-information any more) A more recommended workflow is to use the Search and Replace command in the cabinet dialog which you can apply to just textures, ignoring the material data .The Search dialog will automatically list all materials and textures that are being used for the edited cabinet.There is also a standalone command unter the interiorcad menu to search and replace all cabinets in the document. That's even faster than decomposing and manually assigning the textures.
  5. It never expires but you may find it tedious to keep working around the one-cabinet limit eventually :-).
  6. Textures and materials are one entity in interiorcad. Each material has a texture and a thickness assigned to it as well as a 'material type' So, we discriminate between melamin faced, solid wood, raw, etc. In order to change a texture, you must define the texture for the material used for construction. This is necessary to ensure that cutting lists are always up-to-date and no material can be assigned that is either anonymous or has the wrong constructive thickness. Go to interiorcad -> Master Data -> Boards and define your materials there. Likewise for edge banding and coverings/veneers. On a second note we do realise that we are thinking too much like a joiner/cabinet maker rather than a designer and we think a future version might support double-clicking a texture in the Resource Manager and just pouring that texture over the entire cabinet, even before a proper material gets assigned. This is very much an experimental idea tough and not guaranteed to be implemented.
  7. BTW check out my Marionette "Kitchen Shelf". It will make it a lot easier to place and distribute items in your cabinets.
  8. Of course. Let me have your social media links please! That is fine but maybe you are not using the EAP to its full potential in this case? You can convert the path to a NURBS before you start and then place a working plane at the end. You can actually click on the end point of a NURBS curve with the WP tool and the WP will be placed perpendicular to the path. Then, you draw your profile on the WP and when you perform the extrusion, you check "Fix Profile".
  9. Lovely stuff. Would it be objectionable if I put this up on our render gallery? Could you contact Sven Biermann please for subscritions? His email is sven.biermann@extragroup.de. Thanks and keep it coming!
  10. Yes, it is. Thanks for your questions! 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) 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.
  11. 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 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. 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 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' 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! HTH
  12. 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.
  13. Hi interiorcad users, here's a little show-reel I made to summarize interiorcad 2021's new features. Let me know if you have questions. Looking forward to your comments!
  14. Hi Annabel, here you go: https://downloads.extragroup.de/en/interiorcad/interiorcad2021-E-Win.zip https://downloads.extragroup.de/en/interiorcad/interiorcad2021-E-MacOS.zip
  15. 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).
  16. Apparently so. Cheers for confirming, @Senthil Prabu! We were just wondering why this was not announced with more fanfare. It seems like a big deal. Anyway: THANKS! 🙂
  17. @Bas Vellekoop That does indeed look like an undocumented feature. I just checked this with a geometry several levels deep and even a symbol within a symbol and I was not able to break it. This is quite unexpected. But very welcome.
  18. What is a bevel corner to you? We support custom profiles for both inside and outside edges of a stile or rail. You can make that a bevel.
  19. 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.
  20. Yeah, should be ok. Message me off list and I will put something together for you.
  21. 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.
  22. 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) 🙂
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