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Which is the best woodworking software program?

10/16/19       
Frank K. Solomon  Member

Hello friends,
I am looking for suggestions on a user-friendly software program for woodworking.

Regards,
Frank

10/16/19       #2: Which is the best woodworking softw ...
james e mcgrew  Member

Website: mcgrewwoodwork.com

Woodwork or Cabinetry, I use Vcarvepro and aspire for most cad work to CNC and Moziak for Cabinets

10/16/19       #3: Which is the best woodworking softw ...
David R Sochar Member

What is the best tool in your shop? Your favorite bone? Best Music?

Meaningless questions. Slightly more meaningful questions follow:
Are you designing?
Are you drafting?
Are you estimating?
Are you specifying?
Are you communicating with other design professionals?
Are you designing production?
Are you selling?
Are you tracking inventory?
Are you bookkeeping?
Are you chasing bad debt?
Are you asking questions on a public forum?

10/16/19       #4: Which is the best woodworking softw ...
MarkB Member

I think most of David's mentions are valid to an extent. A ton depends on what your doing. If your a small one man shop doing one-of's and only drawing for your own needs the options will be far different from someone (even a one man shop) that needs to provide drawings to customers, feed drawings to the shop floor, or generate files for CNC.

More info would be necessary. That said, the archives here are riddled with the same question even recently. Using the search feature can get you a ton of good information.

10/17/19       #5: Which is the best woodworking softw ...
Hiral Patel  Member

Website: http://www.hitechcaddservices.com

There are many woodworking software is in the top list like Solid works, Autodesk inventor, AutoCAD, Sketchup pro. But Autodesk inventor being the most adopted by the furniture designers because it is convenient and delivers 3D rendering images.
There are also many benefits of using Autodesk Inventor:
- It is flexible and versatile
- Additional woodworking Plug-ins are available
- Generation of models and drawings automated (iLogic), etc.
and more..

I think the following article will help you to get more information.

Inventor benefits to woodworking ind.

10/17/19       #6: Which is the best woodworking softw ...
pat gilbert

FWIW

The most popular is Cabinet Visioin for residential work

The most popular is Microvellum for commercial work

Others are KCDW, Keytrix, Cabmaker, Mozaik, et.al.

It depends on what you do

10/18/19       #7: Which is the best woodworking softw ...
cabinetmaker

we use cabinetvision for both residential and commercial

we also have a corian shop we use it for that and a plam top shop use it for that too

12/8/19       #8: Which is the best woodworking softw ...
Dave Edgerton  Member

I like mozaik. works with sketchup and makes cutlists. quite economical for a good program.

8/8/21       #9: Which is the best woodworking softw ...
Hannah Member

Website: http://camcad.com

I found a good read here maybe this can help https://camcad.com/news/cad/woodworking-design-software/

Woodworking Software in 2021

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