Grained Drawer fronts in Drawing properties.

Grained Drawer Fronts in Drawing Properties

Grained Drawer Fronts

(Library Version 10.0.0 Build 10 and later)

Inside CabMaster there are settings to be able to combine the drawer fronts of a single drawer cabinet into a single drawerbank, which will hold them in a block to preserve the pattern of the grain. But there is several methods you can use to the process the resulting bank.

Firstly in the Drawing Properties you will need to specify that you are requiring Drawer Fronts to come as a drawerbank. In the “Materials-Advanced” section you have a choice about the drawerbank in the “Drawer Bank” area to “Use Full Door for Drawer Fronts”.

This option makes the drawers on a single cabinet become a complete door with recut values to break into separate parts. Now this recutting can be completed with a CNC router bit, or a Panel Saw manually. See below for how to do each method.

Option 1: For all CabMaster Pro, or CL users with the ability to create a board report will need to change the value of the “Saw blade thickness used to cut up drawer banks” to the value of the Panel Saw blade thickness.


Result: the Drawer bank will be reported as the total of each drawer size, plus Xmm between each drawer, where X is the thickness of the saw blade thickness.

Option 2: For all CabMaster Machining Premium customers wanting to Cut the Drawer bank on the CNC, but recut the drawers manually with a Panel Saw afterwards then they need to apply the value of the Saw blade as above in the Construction Standard. Also they need to change the settings in the “Mach. General” and under the “Face” options turn off the “Cut Drawerbanks”. 

Result: the CNC will cutout the entire door which is each drawer size, plus Xmm between each drawer, where X is the thickness of the saw blade thickness, which will then need to be put through the Panel saw to break into individual fronts.

Option 3: For All CabMaster Machining Premium customers wanting to completely cut the Drawer bank and the recuts on the CNC. You will need to make sure the “Cut Drawerbank” is switched on in the Mach.General area under Face, and also set the diameter of the CNC Router bit in the “Mach. General” under the “Tool” tab.


Result: the CNC will cutout the entire door, and recut it into individual pieces, note that there will only be 1 label created for this item as it is only a single item that has multiple cut lines across it.
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