(1) Click File, then New Project or click the icon . A form will become visible on the screen.
Select the dimensional notation for the project. The notation can be modified at any time.
(2) A second form will become visible on the program screen.
For first time users its recommended to use an existing material. Select from the list, one
of the pre-defined materials in the Materials Library. Apple Ply or Solid Birch Parts. Now click the
Apply Selected Materials button.
(3) A third form will become visible. This is an application help form. It directs first time users to additional sections of the program that
require user input. DrawerCut has pre-defined all the values in the tabbed control at the bottom of the application screen. Please review all
dimensions and select your own to suite your methods of construction. This form can be disabled once you have become familiar with the
basic steps required to use DrawerCut.
(4)Select the first tab: Part Options. Choose a drawer front from the first set of radio buttons: Applied Front, Integral or No Front
Now, select from the bottom set of radio buttons, the size of the applied or integral front. A Front Overlay, will size the front larger then the
opening of the cabinet. Front Inset will size the front smaller then the opening of cabinet.
Move to the right to the Drawer Joinery Options. Select one of the available bottom options.
Enter your dimensions in the text boxes in the final section : Drawer Box Sizer. This section of the program allows you to set all the clearance
dimensions for the drawer.Go to one of the tabs, named (Lock) (Butt) (Rebate 1) (Rebate 2) or (Dovetail). Enter the dimensions for the selected
drawer type. All your changes are saved automatically for future projects.
Note: If you only use one type of drawer for all your projects. Much of this setup will not be necessary in the future.
We are ready to enter drawer dimensions. Go the Data Entry section. Select a drawer type from: Select Drawer Type.
Enter a descriptive name that uniquely defines the drawer. i.e: 1,2,3. Note: The program will add the type of drawer automatically to the cut list. Lock 1, Lock 2
Enter the quantity of drawers.
Enter the Opening Width of the rough opening.
Enter the Opening Height of the rough opening.
When entering the depth of drawer, enter the finished overall length of the drawer.
Enter any Notes or additional descriptions.
Click the Add Task button. Your drawer parts are now listed in the grid.
Congratulations, you're now using DrawerCut. The parts of the drawers are listed in the grid. This tutorial was a quick overview of DrawerCut. For more detailed
help, please refer to our other topics. It is recommended to review Materials Setup.