INTERIORCAD FOR VECTORWORKS
FOR CABINET MAKERS WHO NEED TO DESIGN AND BUILD CABINETS
Interiorcad has been created for companies looking to create comprehensive design drawings from presentation to production. Interiorcad 2017 is now available, to work with Vectorworks 2017 and make the most of this powerful combination.
Vectorworks interiorcad adds cabinet and furnture design tools to the architectural tools, 2D drafting, 3D modelling, rendering (with Renderworks) that come with Vectorworks Architect. In addition, you can interface with other programs through Vectorworks’ built-in import/export filters, send pdfs or Quicktime movies to your clients or generate DWG/DXF files to exchange documents with the AutoCAD world. interiorcad relies on Vectorworks as its CAD engine because it is the most flexible and easy to use 2D/3D design and rendering tool available.
interiorcad has all the features necessary for the complete range of tasks required in modern furniture design and production via CNC software.
The core tool is the Cabinet 3D tool which enables design of cabinets to any dimension. Standard construction styles are embedded within the tool as well as a range of fittings and fixtures widely used in the industry. It's also possible to create non-rectangular cabinets, for example, cabinets that need to fit into a roof space or around other architectural elements, or that need a polygonal base shape.
The advanced front design component of the Cabinet 3D Tool enables you to subdivide a cabinet into multiple boxes or shelves, and place partitions, shelves, stretchers and drawers. You can define recesses for parts or complete boxes. Subdivide each box again and again. There are no limits to the cabinet's front design. You can customise the material of each part of your design to create something unique to meet the design brief.
For those unique design elements that the parametric Cabinet 3D Tool isn't able to produce, use the Custom Parts tool. This will enable you model just about anything you need and add it to the cabinet. Then place multiple dowels, screws or hinges on your designs with a single click. interiorcad’s grid technology takes care of placing the fittings on all equivalent joints. This enables you to place all fittings of a given type on your cabinets in one operation while still being able to fully customise the placement and drillings for each individual fitting.
Interiorcad includes tools for customising the surface of each part of a cabinet or piece of furniture, with tools for creating drillings, routings, centre punches, and mitres. You can create grid drillings efficiently with the Hole Line tool and subdivide or combine lines.
HINGES, CONNECTORS, DRAWER RUNNERS
All fittings are displayed in full detail in 3D, including drillings and any other required millwork. These are fully customisable in your design. Designing cabinets with a non-rectangular base shape requires specialised hinge hardware. Interiorcad 2017 offers full support for angled hinges, even using angled spacers to accommodate the design.
- Specialised drawer tool to create both drawer systems and wooden drawers
- Häfele (inlcuding Blum & Grass) drawer box systems included
- Hettich, Blum and Grass hinges included
- Hettich and Häfele connectors included
Any milling can be customised to accommodate special requirements, for example, the need to increase the drilling depth recommended by the supplier.
Add custom fittings to your library at any time. More standard fittings will be added to the library in 2016 and can be downloaded with no additional charge.
STREAMLINED TEXTURES & MATERIALS FOR CABINET MAKER AND CUSTOM PARTS
Vectorworks includes Renderworks which is a cut-down version of the industry-leading CINEMA 4D rendering engine. Built in to the Vectorworks workspace, it makes the production of amazing visuals easy. A new collection of wood textures and material sets enables you to take full advantage of these great capabilities to create stunning rendered images and even simple animation of your designs.
If you need the bill of materials to be compatible with other specialised industry software packages, e.g. for cutting optimisation, Vectorworks offers the ability to export your data in standard data formats like Excel or CSV, but also a wide range of preconfigured interfaces to standard industry software packages. Note that the range of export formats available differs between Vectorworks Fundamentals and Vectorworks Architect. We recommend Vectorworks Architect to work with Interiorcad.
EXTENSION TO ENABLE CNC SUPPORT WITH VECTORWOP
With the addition of a VectorWOP licence, Interiorcad includes the ability to output CNC to a variety of formats:
- DXF 2D
- Xilog Plus
Note: to enable CNC export from Interiorcad, you will need to purchase a VectorWOP licence. Please contact us to find out more.
WHICH VECTORWORKS LICENCE DOES INTERIORCAD REQUIRE?
While Interiorcad will run happily on Vectorworks Fundamentals, we recommend that you purchase Vectorworks Architect with Renderworks, to really make the most of the soffware. Remember, Vectorworks Fundamentals cannot import a PDF, and is the most basic version of Vectorworks. If you're in any doubt, give us a call to talk through your needs. NOTE: Currently Interiorcad does not officially support Project Sharing in Vectorworks. However, in tests, the latest maintenance release of Interiorcad seems to work in a Project Sharing environment.