I haven't used Cabinet Pro in over 6 years and I'm sure it has changed some in that time. I found at the time it limited me in the way I constructed my cabinets. Because of this I tried another program and it has been fine for the way I build. I make only custom cabinets, so detail is important.
Frank and Eliana Jimenez are wonderful to work with and I do miss their personal, but professional work relationship.
As I said, I'm sure the program has been improved over the years, since Frank is always working with improvements.
Just remember that with support, you get what you pay for. It's the same with any company you deal with. If you ask, the Jimenez's will be open and honest about their support.
I have been using Cabinet Pro for more than 10 years. It is a great program and has served us well. Frank and Eliana are indeed wonderful people. As far as options goes, the program is great for doing custom cabinets, one off pieces, doors and drawers, drawings, reports ect. I have the CNC version but am not currently running a CNC. We wanted the cnc version to become familiar with it before going the cnc route. (not sure if cnc is for us at this time)
The question you need to answer for yourself is, What options am I looking for and what are my needs? Get with Frank and explain your needs and he can direct you in the right direction. Cabinet Pro is an extremely honest company.
As to our experience using the program, we are very pleased. Cabinet Pro has served us very well. We have not found any instances where the program wasn't able to meet our building methods. I am sure there are some but we have not experienced them.
The tech support is great and updates are regular. I know there are other programs that have more bells and whistles but Cabinet Pro works well for us.
I have been using Cabinet Pro for a couple years. Overall I'am happy with the program. Although it seems to have a lot of bugs that I'm always fidgeting with. It allows a lot more design flexibility than some of the other programs that I tried, although it is very limited for items like turned legs, multiple mouldings, etc. I'am also disappointed with the dimensioning. It does well with dimensions on elevation drawings but the plan view dimensions are terrible. I often draw up a plan view in AutoCAD and then the print the rest in Cabinetpro. The cut list and estimate portions are great. I liked the cabinet Vision program considerably more but I couldn't afford the cost that program. If cutlist and bidding isn't important, then I would go with a different program. If they're important then Cabinetpro will be a good program but not the best in my opinion.
Jeff: The fixing of bugs always has priority over development with us at Cabinet Pro LLC. If you are experiencing any bugs with our current version, please give me a call. If it is truly a program glitch, it will be fixed asap. If it is a user problem, then I will guide you to rectify the problem.
Jeff: You are probably receiving "terrible" dimensioning of the floorplan because you are not pressing the FINISH button after dimensioning. This is required if using WINDOWS 10 and will clean up the dimensions so they don't look "terrible." :)
You may have to use the Magnifying glass buttons to either enlarge or decrease the size of the drawing. But feel free to contact me if you continue to have problems. Remember: technical support via email is FREE even if you are using an old version of Cabinet Pro.
I was just trying to give an honest review of the program based on my opinion and experience. I appreciate that you're constantly working to improve the program. One such glitch was every time I downloaded an update it seemed to change random user preferences so I would have to look things over extra well after a download. On my most recent download I see that it stated that there was a fix to this problem, that's great!! I'm well aware of how to "finish" a drawing. The problems I speak of are more along the lines of overlapping dimensions or the lack of needed dimensioning for other contractors/ countertop fabricators etc. I have called and discussed this with you in the past and although I have seen improvement I still feel the need to draw the plan views in AutoCad. As stated, overall I'm happy with the program. I find it to be so much faster then drawing everything in AutoCAD as I did prior. I also love having cutsheets and pricing already calculated as soon as the drawings are completed. So again, I was just trying to give an honest assessment, pointing out the pros and cons from my experience.
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