Cabinet Vision software from Planit has been important in boosting both the professionalism and operating efficiency of Beaumonde Design Kitchens Forster, which serves the New South Wales mid north coast.
The Forster-Tuncurry showroom and factory uses the software program to control product design, manufacturing and project scheduling.
Owners of Beaumonde, Morgan Thompson & Anne McAnally, says Cabinet Vision is at the heart of the company’s production process.
Firstly, it provides our designers with an effective 3D presentation format to show clients how their completed kitchen will look, said Anne. We can highlight features of the kitchen and easily alter the design, allowing us to get feedback from the client in real time. This gives our company a very professional image and is much more efficient at preparing drawings.
The software program also allows Beaumonde Design Kitchens to immediately quote for the client from the chosen design.
Using our computerised libraries of standard prices, we can value the complete kitchen as well as identify the costs of specific features and the effect on the client’s budget of adding or eliminating these features, Anne said.
Once a kitchen design is agreed, Cabinet Vision produces a paper print-out that is taken to the client’s home for a check-measure process that ensures the cabinetry will be a perfect fit.
The kitchen then moves to the production stage, with the software program facilitating a clip-and-stick approach by calling on Beaumonde’s standard libraries of cabinet types.
During production, Cabinet Vision optimises the use of raw materials by creating jigsaw puzzles that enables them to get maximum use of each sheet thus reducing the number of required sheets.
Components are automatically sawed, routed and bored to the design specifications by a Biesse Rover machining centre. The final product is then assembled in the factory.
Cabinet Vision promotes efficiency at our plant by scheduling our production, so that we are neither overloaded nor under-utilised with work. This is hugely helpful, said Morgan.
Ease of use of the software program is another major benefit for Beaumonde, whose competent staff runs the software without the need for onsite IT staff.
We subscribe to Planit’s technical support program which our staff can call and ask for help on Cabinet Vision and we have found that Planit’s staff are very helpful and good at what they do, he said. This support is an absolutely critical part of the program. There is always professional back-up and you never feel you are on your own.
Engineered wholly and solely for the woodworking industry, Cabinet Vision is a screen-to-machine software.
For those workshops automating their businesses with CNC equipment, Cabinet Vision is fully integrated with the Planit CNC centre, therefore providing a complete screen-to-machine solution that confirms all parts and part operations before sending data to the factory.
Cabinet Vision is easy to set-up for the building of cabinets using favourite joinery techniques. Based on a simple wizard, it allows the creation of unlimited set-ups, mixes various settings per job and changes from one style to another instantly and allows saving of the construction methods for use over and over again.
An operator can customise cabinet sizes, shape, or any construction to suit the customer's needs. Colours and textures can be selected for the whole room or for individual cabinets and parts. Lighting and reflections can be controlled to bring these designs to life well before any manufacturing has begun.
Unlimited detailing includes the following:
- Users can configure openings and interior parts
- Placement of shelves, dividers, trays, and subassemblies
- Control of door reveals, styles, guides and other options per opening
- Materials can be changed per job, per room, per cabinet, or per part for complete control
- Cabinet shapes can be edited in plan view, elevation view or side view
- Prints are made for colour or detailed line drawings
- Instant change is facilitated between various construction settings
- Parts in part operations change instantly.