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Panel size... where!?!??!
January 25, 2015
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Sorry for the long delay – got engrossed in building!

Thank you, that worked really well. 

January 16, 2015
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Hi Matt,

The complicated point was to make it slide in and out .

I fully understand if you are running on a tight budget so

I just made a video (which is in our Extended Training) on how to make a quick fixed hanging rail:

Click here to view

hope this is helpful,

All the best,

Ness

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January 16, 2015
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I did think a hanging rail itself would be complex, hence why I said: “just a basic block where the rail is going would do to give me an idea of length and positioning”…

If I could basically just put a block attached to the inside top, running front to back, say 100mm wide, central to the space in each section, that would have been ideal.

Full membership would be great, but I’m just not in a position to commit to it at the moment. It was because I’m so tight on cash that I was searching for free furniture design software in the first place – which is how I found yours! I’m making the wardrobe from reclaimed pieces because I can’t afford to buy a “built to fit” wardrobe at the moment either!

January 15, 2015
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Hi Matt,

Sorry that the process sounds so complicated.

The problem being that just explaining in words makes it more difficult to understand whereas  seeing it done it can seem easy.

This said the actual setting up a sliding hanging rail is not straight forwards and intuitive.

If you become a full member I  could make a video t show how to do it.

You might also consider full membership as when needed you get all the drawing and cut lists to build the project from your Polyboard file.

All the best,

Ness

January 15, 2015
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That sounds horribly complicated and confusing… I think I’ll just have to work that bit out by hand. At least I can get the main panels etc. worked out though – that has helped a lot.

January 14, 2015
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Hi Matt,

If I understand correctly you want a hanging rail that slides out towards the front.

The best way to do this is to make a virtual volume with a nil panel shelf and add a drawer with only keeping the bottom.

Make the bottom thickness equal to the height of the rail and make an inner tooling  so that it’s width is the width of the rail.

Put rail material in the inner tooling and nil the rest of the bottom.

The rail will now slide in and out .

Use “single panel fittings” to set up the screw positions.

For the copy paste issues I’m sorry but it’s not possible to copy paste shelf configs you have to set them up individually.

All the best,

Ness

January 14, 2015
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Found a way around the screen capture issue. It looks like this so far…Capture.JPGImage Enlarger

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January 14, 2015
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Hi Stefan,

The website’s working fine at the moment (touch wood!) so perhaps they were doing some maintenance or repairing something. There weren’t any actual faults appearing, it was just going really really slow. The video must have been working better than the main website, because at the speed the website was going I don’t think the video would even have started playing! There’s some interaction between your web page (via your host) and vimeo (via the plugin)… maybe the video plugin was being affected by the other items on the page. When I pinged your website last night it was 963mS, which is crazy… at the moment it is 162mS which is far better!

Either way, it’s working ok now, so I could watch that video – THANK YOU!! :)

I did try to take a screen shot so you could see the in-progress… apparently that isn’t allowed, lol!

 

What I can’t seem to figure out at the moment is how I put any of my own solutions in… for example, I have a sliding hanging rail which I have built a physical prototype for, but can’t see a way of constructing that in the software. I don’t really need a full representation, just a basic block where the rail is going would do to give me an idea of length and positioning. Is there any way to do this, or do I need to just work that bit out myself?

Also, I can’t seem to copy-paste panels… for example, if I make some shelves and work out the spacing for them on one side, then want to duplicate a mirror image of that on the other, I seem to have to create them all again, where ordinarily I’d just expect to copy-paste into the gap… is this something that is only available in the paid version rather than the trial?

January 14, 2015
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Hi Matt,

Sorry you had problems with connectivity. Our website and videos are separately hosted, so it’s unlikely (but not impossible) they both failed at the same time. I cannot see any issues in our logs either so not sure where the issue was. A complete pain though.

As far as dimensions go, click here to watch a video that explains how to do it.

You’ll see that this is a work round we’ve provided for simple projects only but it might be enough depending on what you’re working on.

In fact, output of working/manufacturing documents (including dimensions of course) is the key difference between the free member version and the paid version. Professionals may go on to buy the software and have this functionality integrated.

But for everyone else, instead of buying the software, to get what you need more easily than the method shown in the video you’d need to sign up for Full membership. This includes us sending you these details free of charge for up to 1 project a month.

Hope that makes sense.

All the best, Stefan

p.s. would love to see what are you working on at the moment, if you’ve got time can you upload the design file now or when finished?

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January 13, 2015
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I’m sure what I want to do is simple, but I can’t get your video files to play and so can’t do the tutorials (they’re just buffering – there’s an issue somewhere beyond my web host as I’m on a 50Mb broadband connection and it tests at 47Mb…). I’m wondering if there’s an issue with your web host at the moment, because this website is AGONISINGLY slow right now (opening the forums took over 3 minutes). I digress…

 

All I want to do is find out the size of the panel. I’ve got dimensions ticked, which shows me the dimension of an unused are (blue) but I can’t get any sizes for the panels I’ve added (green). What’s the magic button I have to press to simply tell me the width and height of my panels!?!? I’m not worried about a material cutting list or anything – I’ll just write them down if I have to… but at the moment I’m having to try and work it out manually from the overall dimensions, and I’m sure that can’t be right!

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