Beginner's Guide

This page will walk you through the basic steps on how to use Pro100 as a beginner. We assume you already installed the program and ready to go. This applies to both demo and full versions.

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Angled Cabinets

Kitchens with unique layouts and design have their own sets of challenges. Choosing a corner base cabinet is the biggest challenge. 

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Generate Cut List | Pro100

Pro100 is an excellent tool if you are a cabinet  or closet maker. You can generate a cut list by just a simple click of a mouse once your project is complete.

How to Get the Most Out of Pro100

1. Use Pro100's Cut List feature to quickly and easily generate a complete list of materials for any project.
2. Take advantage of Pro100’s customizable options such as selecting the type of wood, edge profile and hardware for each project, to create an accurate cut list.
3. Utilize the built-in search function to quickly locate material types, sizes and lengths you need for your project.
4. Estimate the total cost of materials needed for the entire project in real-time with Pro100’s integrated pricing system.
5. Print or export your cut list into other formats such as CSV or HTML to share with team members or suppliers if necessary.
6. Save time by using Pro100’s ‘Total project' feature which automatically calculates all the parts and pieces needed based on the dimensions of your design

Pro100 will allow you to form a cut list for any kind of cabinet or design. Before you begin taking advantage of this cut list feature, there are certain straightforward guidelines to follow: This only applies to those with an active license for the full version. Please keep in mind that this option is not available with the demo-version.

Which Cut List Program Should I use?

The answer to this question depends on your personal preferences and requirements. Generally, there are several cut list programs available on the market, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. For example, Pro100 Cut List Gold Optimizer is a popular program that allows users to quickly generate detailed reports for their cutting projects. It is easy to use, has a large library of materials, and provides a variety of customization options. On the other hand, there are another popular choice that offers advanced features such as automatic nesting algorithms and multi-criteria optimization. Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide which cut list program best suits your needs and budget. Consider all of your options before making a decision—you may find that one program works better than another in certain scenarios or project types.

Cut List Plus (Gold or Platinum Edition)

This is a third party program that we sell together with PRO100 if you are a cabinet maker or you need to generate cut list. It seamlessly work with pro100 and will save you a lot of time and money. After you generate a cut list from pro100, you can import the csv file into the gold optimizer. The main goal is to quickly estimate job costs without spending hours doing it the traditional way. Create layout optimized diagrams to ensure the most efficienct use of your materials. Download Cut List Plus Guide

Cut List Gold Optimizer quickly generates optimized sheet layouts that make the most efficient use of your plywood panels and lumber.

For additional $295 or $397.25 depending on what version, you can purchase and get it installed today. Bundle this together with PRO100 to effectively achieve your goal. Read more detailed tutorials on the for Cut List Gold Optimizer. Since the data exported from Pro100 does not specify a material type for each part (i.e., rough lumber, dimensioned lumber or sheet good), Cut List Plus will figure it out based on your Raw Materials database. That means you must have already set up your Raw Materials list in Cut List Plus before importing the parts. The default value of the sheet is good.

Using the Cut List Plus to Generate Cut List. 

Cut List Plus is a great tool for generating cut lists. It provides a comprehensive list of components needed for the project, as well as precise measurements and angles that need to be cut. Cut List Plus also helps by providing detailed diagrams that show where the cuts should be made. This makes it easier to make sure everything fits together correctly.

Additionally, Cut List Plus can generate detailed reports that make it easy to track the cost of materials and labor associated with each project. This makes it an invaluable tool for anyone who needs to create accurate cut lists quickly and efficiently. See the basic steps on how to generate cabinet cut list. 

  • Export a parts list from Pro100 as a CSV file.
  • In CutList Plus, go to File>Import Parts... and select the CSV file you created in step 1.
  • Set up the CutList Plus Import Wizard as shown below, then click "Finish". 

Edge Banding with Cut List Plus

If you choose to apply a binding material to the edges of your plywood components, CutList Plus fx can calculate the necessary amounts automatically. It will also indicate which edges require the banding on its cutting diagrams.
If you utilise a banding of considerable thickness, CutList Plus fx will accommodate accordingly when constructing the layout diagrams.

Watch this video to understand how it works.Watch this video to understand how it works. It goes over the steps of working with edge banding in the program. It will cover topics from getting started with your raw components to adding banding to elements, viewing banding reports as well as BOMs.

Additionally, you will also learn how to tailor the display of banding information on part listings and cutting graphs. This feature is accessible in the Gold and Platinum Editions.

 

Using Pro100 software to generate cut list (Without Cut List Plus)

 

Cut List and Reports

Pro100 will let you build a virtual cabinet the way you would in your shop. What you see is what you get, it is that simple. You build the cabinet using whatever method you want because when you create a part for your cabinet in Pro100, you are creating your cut list. It does not matter the construction standards you are using, if you follow some simple rules you can change the size of the cabinet and the cut list is updated. 

 

Cabinet Pricing

This program will let you price your cabinets per piece or linear footage or square footage. See the steps shown in the video below. 

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