Agile cabinetry software speeds conventional production using parametric designs
July 6, 2016 | 4:06 pm CDT
KCD, IWF 2016
Agile Shop Software from KCD

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ATLANTA -  KCD Software will showcase the Cabinotch Cabinet Box System in Booth 1507 at IWF Atlanta. KCD has integrated a 2D and 3D Design to Cabinotch Manufacturing Option within its software options, a a full Cabinotch-based faceframe kitchen will be on display.
 
Cabinotch provides snap-together cabinets that can be specified to 1/1000-inch sizing, eliminating the need to build in filler strips between cabinets. Its custom joined cabinetry is specified amd sold online; the KCD option outputs the order directly, allowing cabinetmakers to specify nearly limitless faceframe configurations, Vertical partitions, extended stile options, wood species, and an integrated One-Click Quoting Tool will a be showcased.
 
Cabinotch snap-together face-frrame joint
 
"Using Cabinotch is a real alternative to purchasing a CNC machine – no investment, no dust, no additional personnel, lower liability, more creative freedom and more space in the shop… you don’t have to think long to realize that it’s going to give you a big edge,”says Ken Frye of KCD Software. 
 
KCD will also be showcasing its Agile Shop technology, with a faster and easier design process with thousands of parametric custom options, The application now has refined 2D and 3D graphics, optimized mobile touchscreen features such as integrated image capture that can include handwritten notes to streamline job specification. Built-in lean manufacturing options include direct to CNC manufacturing, our output to Cabinotch or to a conventional cut list, to optimize shop workflow. Free live technical support is included with all products, which have no fees or optional upgrades. 
 

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