Library Based System Appeals
James Yang set up J J Cabinets & Stone on Auckland’s North Shore a little over a year ago. Starting with a panel saw he has been producing kitchens, wardrobes and vanities for builder clients in the North Shore Albany area. The purchase of a Masterwood CNC machining centre late last year from Machines R Us moved the firms manufacturing up a level and required James to have a closer look at supporting software.
“Rodney Skinner from Machines R Us was good with his advice suggesting a couple of options for me to look at that would suit our operation and the machine. As I went through them Cabinet Vision immediately struck me as one that required a serious look as its library set up seemed an easy one to use.
“And so it was – I have a building and drafting background and am familiar with Auto Cad but had never used a design and manufacturing package like Cabinet Vision before so was pleased when I found that setting up and implementing it was relatively straight forward “Once I had contacted Phil Smith of Joinery It who distribute and support Cabinet Vision in New Zealand it all came together pretty easily.
“We had three or four meetings to determine our requirements and the way in which we manufacture which allowed Phil to set up our library. Then we spent three days together where I was able to familiarise myself with the programme under his direct supervision.
“The setup of our library means all we are really required to do is drag out a similar cabinet make any dimensional adjustments required and we are ready to go. Any issues that have come up since initial training have largely been handled online. Phil or his off sider Jason are able take remote control of the computer and we can watch as our queries are answered while we speak on the telephone. Three months into using Cabinet Vision I am a fairly confident user and require little support in day to day use.
“Cabinet Vision has really simplified our manufacturing and planning process and along with the Masterwood has meant we are well positioned to take advantage of the strong housing market in the Albany area.”
J J Cabinets & Stone
8 Colway Place
Landline: 09 441 6678