Will the 3D model in CabinetVIEW automatically create cutlists in CabinetCRUNCHER?
There is no direct interface between CabinetCRUNCHER and CabinetVIEW. In other words, a change in the 3D model will not automatically change the CabinetCRUNCHER spreadsheet (and vice versa). The 3D modeling in CabinetVIEW is intended for visualization (overall cabinet concept, design and layout) while CabinetCRUNCHER is a cabinet/project calculator. For example, if you were to build a set of kitchen cabinets, you might start by building a room layout in SketchUp and add cabinet geometry using 3D models from the CabinetVIEW library. In most cases, the cabinetmaker would not worry about modeling all the intricate construction details of each individual cabinet (or you could if desired but for many cabinetmakers that would be a waste of time since most cabinets are simple structures that are mostly repeated). Once the overall project layout/design is decided and it's time to begin construction, the cabinetmaker would use CabinetCRUNCHER as a calculator to establish the detailed construction requirements for each cabinet and use the power of Excel to compile the cutlists and material requirements for the entire project.
The primary benefit of 3D modeling is to enable you to visualize your project prior to construction. Depending on your needs, you can construct 3D models that show a layout of all your cabinets in a room setting, or you can resolve basic cabinet construction issues by building a very detailed model showing actual joinery. In many cases, the cabinets in your project will use similar construction techniques therefore, we do not recommend that you spend too much time trying to be very precise all the details in your modeling. For example, once you've settled on your cabinet layout, and you've decided on your basic cabinet construction preferences, you probably will use the same basic cabinet construction for each cabinet in your project. Let's say that you are building a set of kitchen cabinets. Since most of your base and wall cabinets will be built in a very similar fashion, it would not be productive to create exact detailed construction models for each and every cabinet. This would be very time consuming. Those details can be easily established using CabinetCRUNCHER.
How many computers can I install the software on?
One registration key entitlement is provided for each software product that you purchased. Each new software installation will require a new registration key.
Do I need Microsoft Excel? Will it run on an Excel Starter Version?
Please see the Systems Requirements. The programs require a licensed version of Microsoft Excel. Microsoft Excel is typically bundled with Microsoft Office. You can find out if you have Excel on your computer by going to your control panel, select Programs, select Programs and Features, look for Microsoft Office or Microsoft Excel.
The programs ill not run on a Starter version or Trial Version of Microsoft Excel.
Error Message, "The program was unable to locate the registration key"
The registration key files were not installed in the correct location on your computer. The registration key files must be installed on your (C:) root directory as described in the Installation Instructions.
The program was installed on a new (or different) computer. In this case, a new registration key will be required to use the software.
The operating system was reinstalled on the computer, or the hard-drive or motherboard was replaced. In this case, a new registration key will be required to use the software.
The software does not save your changes
You will need to adjust your security settings as noted in the Installation Instructions.