Frameless Parts list Setup.How to Make your Cut-List1.Click Parts on your main tool bar.12.When you enter your Parts Cut-List Section Click on !! KCDw Euroas shown below.233.Click on Edit.
Click on Yes when you see this Box above.Part List Name1Parts list description231.Enter your new parts list name, or keep the KCDw default nameautomatically shown.2.Enter a New parts list description.3.Click Ok. When KCDw tells you it is done you can close this Section.NOTE: The Dxf check box is used if you have the KCDw CNC version. Ifyou do not check this box it can be done later.
Edit your new Cut-List121.When you see this parts Cut-list screen below, Click on the name ofyour newly copied Parts Cut-List.2.Click on Edit button to start Setting up your Cut-list.NOTE: It is very important that you setup your new copied cut-list. Neversetup the !! KCDw Euro part list. The !! KCDw Cut-List will be updated byKCDw and any information in this cut-list will be changed. Make sure to writedown the name of your cut-list and put it near your computer.
When you Select edit on your Parts cut-list you automatically enter theA-Setup file. You will see a file similar to the picture below.12431.List sections to be changed below.2.Question lines start with the letter Q.). The questions usually have adrop down list you can select. Answer these questions to start setting upyour construction method.3.Help picture area. When you click on a question line a help picturewill display for that question.4.Quick Load is used to access other essential files to set up yourconstruction.
Making changes to you’re A-Setup.Your A-Setup file is for setting up your over-all construction method.Answer all questions in this file. When you select specific construction detailsother question will appear to set up that type of construction through out yourcut-list. (Example: If you select dado construction detailed questions will beavailable to change your dado depth, width, etc.) If you do not set this sectionup, all other files will not have the appropriate questions necessary to set upyour construction method. On question lines, you can click on the line andyou will see a drop down arrow button on the right side click on the arrow tobring up a list of choices, just like above. Dowel would be selected by clickingon the word.NOTE: A-Setup should be setup completely before you go to B-CabinetConstruction.
Starting your CNC setupYou must have KCDw CNC Version set to yes to work on the machineoutput details in your cut-list. You will need to select your Cam Package beingused with your machine. KCDw sells its own Cam Package called KCDwNester. The Cam Package is the software that generates the G-Code / Nestingfor your CNC Router. The G-Machine-Export file found in Quick Loadcontains Layer and tool information for your Machine’s Cam Package.Note: Specific details for your construction will be found in Quick Load files.
B Cabinet ConstructionB-Cabinet-ConstructionWhen you have finished answering all questions in A-Setup file you can clickon your B-Cabinet-Construction in your Quick Load section. Notice howthe top of this file makes reference to Doweling Construction Setup. Dowelingwas selected in the A-Setup file as the method used to attach your Bottoms andTops to your sides.
Making changes to you’re B-Cabinet-Construction.The question 2.01 below is a question for adjusting your Side Depth. The SideDepth will be equal to the cabinet depth when the value is set to zero.Help picture AreaMake sure to read the question and look at the Help Picture Area before youmake any changes. In many cases no changes are needed. If you are not sure ofwhat the question is asking, don’t change it. Going back to the design screenand running the cut-list to check your part sizes is always a good idea.
The Question below for Back Dado Depth will adjust the width of your back.When you enter numbers in KCDw to calculate your part sizes you shouldenter a decimal or whole number in inches. If you want to enter a Metric valueyou will need to place mm after the number.For Example: 8mm (8 millimeters), 8 (8 Inch’s)Example above: How to type metric numbers in your Cut-list. Use the lettersmm directly after your number.
If you have selected in you’re a setup that you have the KCDw CNC Versionmore detailed question will be added.121.Notice below on Section 4. Back (Dado on Sides for Backs). KCDwseparates Machine questions from your regular cut-list question.2.In most cases we will have the standard question that affects the overallsize of the piece and then a Show Back, or (Shelf), (Pilot hole) .Details for CNC setup? When you answer yes, a list of details for yourCNC machine will appear. These details will set the depth, width anddiameter for your Back Rout, Shelf holes, Pilot Holes etc.
Go through the list of questions in your B-Cabinet-Construction file to set upyour standard cabinet construction details. It is very easy to over think a simplequestion. You are setting up the Rule not the exception. Always ask yourselfwhat I normally do, (The Rule). After you finish the B-Cabinet-Constructionfile leave your cut-list and run some cabinets. You should expect to have to goback into your cut-list many times to make changes. If you make a mistake itsok, you can go back to correct it. If you make to many changes at once you willfind it’s harder to remember where you last made changes.How to check your changes you made to your cut-list5188.8.131.52.5.6.Make sure you have your shop standards set properly.Place a wall on your design screenPlace a standard base cabinet and wall cabinet on your wallClick on Parts and select your cut-list methodChoose the Assembly Printed Report on the right of your screen andchoose Calculate.If you want to view your parts on the screen skip step 5 and click onCalculate.
Check your part sizes12Assembly printout for a Base cabinet1.2.Unit 2Part line for your Bottom
Screen view of your parts below. Notice unit number is on the far left.What to do if a Part is the wrong size?1. Make a note of the part name and current size, and then write the correctsize. You should also note which unit is incorrect with other importantdetails. Example: Unit 2, Base Cab 18” wide by 24”deep 34½” high etc.2. Go back to your design screen and double check your unit to see if it is thesize you wrote down, if everything looks correct on your design follow thisExample. On Unit 2 your bottom depth is incorrect. The bottom iscurrently calculating at 16 ½” x 24” and you want it to be16 ½” x 23 3/4”. Go to your B-Cabinet Construction to the Bottom Topand spanner section. You will see a question for Base Cabinet BottomDepth. Your Bottom is how much less the depth of your cabinet. Changethe 0 to .25. If you are not sure where to make your changes use theReference guide.3. Run your cut-list again to see that your change worked.
4. Lets say you have not set up your drawer parts in your cut-list and younotice your drawer parts are incorrect don’t worry about checking the sizesuntil you have setup your drawer construction sectionSetting your Materials in C-MaterialAfter you have corrected your latest changes you will want to continuesetting up your cut-list. C-Material is your next setup file.1C-Material File1.Click on C-Material.prt in your Quick Load2.At first setup Material Scheme 1, we have made this file with theeasiest way to manage your materials for your parts. In most casesusing other material schemes is not necessary. The first two questionsfor now should be skipped.
C-Material Continued1.Go through and answer the questions. The drop down questions willhave names that put your materials in categories, the specific speciesor color can be included on your customer heading. If you needmore flexibility use Material Schemes 2 through 4.
D-Drawer Setup11.Select D-Drawers.prt in your Quick Load section.2.Go through and Setup your most common drawer construction first.Start at the top and work your way down the questions. When you havecompleted the D-Drawer setup go back to your design screen and placea 3 drawer base on it. Check your parts materials and Drawer parts foraccuracy by running your cut-list. Return to correct any incorrectsettings.
Setting up your Doors11.Select E-Doors.prt in your Quick Load section2.Go through and answer all questions that pertain to you.
Setting up your 45 and LazySusan Corners11.Select F-45-Lazysusan-Corners.prt in your Quick Load section2.Go through and answer all questions that pertain to you. Skip Sectionsthat do not apply.
Setting up your G-Machine Export file (CNC only)11.Select G-Machine-Export.prt file in your Quick Load section (CNCOnly). Make sure you have selected the CAM package you will beusing in A-Setup. In many cases no changes will be needed to the GMachine-Export file. If you are unsure do not make any changes andtry running your cut-list with a simple base or wall cabinet. Theinclude DXF output check box should be selected.
Setting up your H-Drawer Pullouts1.Select H-Drawer-Pullouts in your Quick Load section and go throughyour list of questions to setup.Other parts you may want to setup.Sections below can be accessed by selecting File (upper left corner in your Cut-List) and clickingon the file name you want.1.Fillers: Found in AA-Filler.Prt2.Radius Shelf units: Found in AA-Radius-Shelf.prt.3.Fluted Pilasters: Found in AA-Miscellaneous.prt.