It seems there isn't a single repository for helpful resources for Cabinet Vision. Although Hexagon has a pretty good library of online videos, UCS's, catalogs and libraries found in the eSupport section of the Hexagon website, most of their resources are for subscribers only. Consequently, non-subscribers are left to wade through YouTube and various other websites scattered around the internet.
Cabinet Vision Videos
We have cataloged over 100 videos that are publicly available on YouTube and Vimeo. We're organizing and tagging videos with relevant Cabinet Vision topics and arranging them by author and Cabinet Vision version. The mission of this library of videos is to help the Cabinet Vision user community by aggregating these publicly shared resources in one place. Check back here from time to time and you'll get access to the videos and other forthcoming valuable Cabinet Vision resources.
Craftsman Engineering blog
Have a look at the Craftsman Engineering blog. Most of the content on the blog is original stuff by Craftsman Engineering. And, from time to time, we might repost something we find interesting and we hope you'll find it interesting and useful as well. And if you don't subscribe to our blog, you'll likely be plagued with all sorts of Cabinet Vision problems...we're just sayin'!
Other Online Resources
There are a few websites and apps out there that I want to draw your attention to:
3D Warehouse - 3D Warehouse is a website of searchable, pre-made 3D models that works seamlessly with SketchUp. 3D Warehouse is a tremendous resource and online community for anyone who creates or uses 3D models. With the 3D Warehouse, you can
- Download models. Maybe you need a component to complete your own 3D model. Or a specific paint color to illustrate a design. Or a woodworking project model that illustrates how the finished piece comes together. You can find all these and more in 3D Warehouse.
- Save models you find as Favorites so you can easily find them again.
- Curate public collections of models or materials and save private folders. 3D Warehouse features make it easy to find, save, and share 3D Warehouse models.
- Upload models that you've created. Whether you're a hobbyist or a professional, you can share your models for others to download. If you like, you can let other users leave comments about your models, too.
- Connect with other 3D Warehouse users. If you like a model you've downloaded or have questions about how it was created, you can read and add comments about the model or contact the model's creator by email if they allow it. If you create 3D models professionally, you can use 3D Warehouse to show off your work and network with other SketchUp users online.
Sketchup - SketchUp is a program used for a wide range of 3D modeling projects like architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, and video game design, to name a few of its uses. The program includes drawing layout functionality, surface rendering, and supports third-party plugins from the Extension Warehouse.
Solid Setup is at the top of my list when it comes to finding resources like hardware and materials that a lot of us use but can't find it on the eSupport. It's an online store-type website and it's packed full of good stuff. I recommend Solid Setup to my clients.
There's another Cabinet Vision store that is gaining a lot of traction, in my opinion. It's the CV App Store. There's another website out there with a similar name that has nothing to do with Cabinet Vision so if you land on that page, come back here for the real-deal link. The link I shared is a good one as of this writing. I believe the CV App Store is hosted by Joinery IT Limited in New Zealand. I believe they are the Cabinet Vision partners/resellers in NZ.
Allmoxy - Allmoxy is an innovative web based software platform that allows your business to accept online sales/bids, automate your office, collect your money, serve your customers, manage your supplies, manage your employees, and monitor your business. With direct import/export capabilities with CABINET VISION jobs, Allmoxy can help you truly automate your business.
ClosetPro Software - ClosetPro Software is a responsive, web-based closet design tool that allows you to quickly and accurately build and price a closet on any device, and then view your closet design immediately in 3D. ClosetPro Software is intended for use by closet parts / closet suppliers and closet retailers that need a simple, yet powerful, front end closet design tool for their Dealers & Salespeople to use. ClosetPro answers the question that you hear from every prospective Dealer: How do I submit a closet design or order?
VORTEK Spaces - Our award-winning 3D presentation software is for design professionals, sales reps and account managers that are not 3D rendering experts: kitchen designers, interior designers, woodworkers and architects. Design professionals can use their favorite CAD software to design, and then use VORTEK Spaces to present. Your vision, your ideas and projects deserved to be presented live in a stunning way: live 3D walkthroughs, images, videos, 360 videos, virtual reality (VR) and much more!
Innergy ERP - INNERGY empowers our users by providing solutions that solve problems of Custom Manufacturing, Millwork and Cabinet Shops. We are a software that connects all workflow processes together into one streamlined system.
Cabinet Vision Training
Cabinet Vision training is a huge part of what we do here at Craftsman Engineering. There are other training resources out there too...Hexagon for one.
Our approach to training is much different than Hexagon's. The big difference is that ALL of our training is personalized, one-on-one training with a seasoned cabinet industry professional. We tailor each session around your skill level, your learning style, your shop's work flow, your version of the software and your "pain points".
Every shop has their own workflows and their own twist on how to use Cabinet Vision and we respect that. Our goal is to help you become more efficient and profitable as a Cabinet Vision user within the bounds of your own workflows.
Cabinet Vision Consulting
Not every Cabinet Vision "use case" fits nicely into a training rubric. In some situations, you just have to pull out the "big guns". With Craftsman Engineering's consulting services, we'll help you navigate through some pretty tricky waters. Our consulting skill set crosses many cabinet shop discipline boundaries and we work as team with you, your vendors and technicians, and with Hexagon.
Consider contacting Craftsman Engineering for:
- Product Catalogs
- Cabinet Vision best practices
- IT and Operations
- Biesse Winstore, Stiles Intellistore (Storeteq) integrations
- ERP systems integrations
- Online Security