Rockler is excited to introduce SketchList 3D, a new three-dimensional project planning program specifically created for woodworkers! With SketchList, you can have the design capabilities of a professional in your very own woodshop at an affordable price.
One big difference between SketchList and another, similarly-named product is this: SketchList 3D makes it easy to create detailed visualizations and accurate designs for your woodworking projects, even if you have no previous computer design experience.
The software lets users “build” three-dimensional project plans with virtual boards — as opposed to flat lines — for more accurate, realistic designs. (This also makes it easy – and fun – to experiment with different designs).
And get this – SketchList 3D knows woodworking! It’s programmed with built-in shortcuts that automatically incorporate common woodworking elements: doors, drawers, custom joinery and edge treatments, for example. Simply enter the dimensions and select the desired options (dado joints, for instance); SketchList 3D instantly adjusts the design! Unlike other design software that is more geared toward creating a presentation, SketchList actually gathers the size and material-type of each piece and automatically generates a Purchase List, an optimized Cut List and Layout Diagrams for your project! And because it’s fully integrated, every design change you make automatically updates the lists and diagrams.
For a program with such broad capability, SketchList 3D is remarkably user-friendly. There’s no need to spend hours learning complicated design programming! Simple graphics and intuitive menus make it very easy to navigate, while interfaces you’re already familiar with (like spreadsheets and data entry forms) mean you’ll be able to start entering your project as soon as you download the software. This is not a generic design software. This is software that’s specifically designed for you, the woodworker. We’d really like for you to try it out, so we are offering a free, full-featured trial version of SketchList 3D at Rockler.com. During the 14-day trial period SketchList performs exactly the same as the purchased version, which retails for $199.99. The software is currently compatible with Microsoft Windows XP and Vista only. For lots more information, including video demos of the software, click over to SketchList 3D on Rockler.com. After you try it out, come back and leave a comment telling us how you liked it. Once you try it, you’ll agree – it’s made for you!