AutoCAD-based Design & Manufacturing Software for the Woodworking Industry
Microvellum Toolbox is an AutoCAD-based application used by wood product manufacturers that design and manufacture residential cabinetry, commercial casework, closets, fixtures, retail environments, and architectural millwork.
Toolbox provides you with automated tools to create 2D shop drawings, engineer smart products, optimize parts for nesting or sawing applications, produce direct machine code for CNC machinery, and so much more.
• One tool for design
• One tool for shop drawings
• One tool for presentation drawings
• One tool for engineering
• One tool for production reports
• One tool for part and panel optimization
• One tool for direct CNC machine code generation
Toolbox provides an unmatched platform for conceptual design, 3D modeling, product prototyping, and rendering. If you work with architects or if any part of your work needs to be drawn in AutoCAD, you should consider the power and flexibility of Microvellum Software.
Toolbox is built on an open architecture that is designed to make adding, upgrading and sharing projects easy. Projects can be shared between other Microvellum users, data can be easily imported from other applications via XML or CSV files. Users can create, build and save data to their libraries without limitations or special privileges.
Our product data has been pre-defined for certain cabinet construction and machining operations. The data can be controlled via simple user interfaces or modified at the formula level using basic Excel functions. The power of combining Microvellum technology with Excel-based parametric logic allows users the freedom to create without boundaries.
Solid Model Analyzer
Do you work with Inventor or Solid Works or receive models from clients of products that need manufacturing? Toolbox’s Solid Model Analyzer allows you the freedom to import models using Feature Recognition Technology to convert models into machine-ready, Microvellum products. No need to re-design, or re-engineer anything.
Microvellum is a Development Partner with Autodesk, one of the largest software companies in the world, and the developer of AutoCAD.
Microvellum’s unique formula allows you to funnel everything from design to manufacturing and purchasing to shipping using One Solution, One Database. Projects created in Toolbox are stored in the same database and are immediately available to other Microvellum applications such as Blueprint Analyzer, MicroManager and ALIS. No importing, no exporting…
Do More with Less
The openness and unrestricted access to product engineering data in Toolbox allows you to build without limitations or restrictions. So, the next time you have that custom product to build, there is no need to outsource your engineering. When you’re finished developing the product, save it back to your catalog for future projects. This freedom allows you to build more variations of products and do more work with less overhead.
The time saving benefits of Toolbox are immense. The automated tools for drafting and engineering combined with the efficient manufacturing tools allow your company to streamline operations and reduce the time spent handling redundant or manual processes.
The optimization technology developed by Microvellum allows you to reduce the amount of material used and maximize your profits. From the impressive Stay-down Nesting technology and True Shape Nesting to the innovative Scrap Management System, Microvellum can help you save material and efficiently utilize scrap.
Build More Product
Microvellum’s Toolbox software provides the foundation for your company’s growth. With unlimited potential for product data, your company is able to do more, build more, and profit more.
Too many shops utilize multiple systems to get projects completed. One for design, another for engineering, and perhaps another to communicate to their CNC equipment. This creates a disconnected process that relies on different technology often developed by different companies. Why put yourself through that hassle? Toolbox allows you to start projects at the design level – 2D, 3D – and push them through every other stage within the same application…
“It seems like everyone at Microvellum really listens to their customers and takes our feedback seriously when it comes to the software.” – Peter Kearney, Giffin Interior & Fixtures – Bridgeville, PA
“Many years ago Mission Bell made the decision to partner with Microvellum, a company that we felt had a vision of the future for our industry. We recently upgraded our solution to the latest version and have been very happy we did! We love it! Keep up the good work!”- Bev Stenehjem, Mission Bell – Morgan Hill, CA
“I work with Interior Woodworking Specialists in Redmond, WA. We have used Microvellum for several years now. Microvellum is our main hub, everything we produce goes through Microvellum. Their support is great, the software user interface keeps getting better and better. Progressive. Microvellum is very powerful and versatile. For years we had one database for estimating and one for production, not to mention our submittal drawings were just drawings. Now with Microvellum being integrated, our estimators use the same database as engineering and our submittal drawings are our engineered products. That is real easy to say, but our practical application has really saved us time – communications within our own company – and our drawings are AutoCAD based so we can work within architects drawings ensuring accuracy, function, and get along with other trades… With Microvellum you can have your product catalog tailored, create work orders, schedule projects, order and maintain materials, work with any number of your machines and assembly centers, track it through your plant, quality control aides, finishing reports, packaging, and delivery reports. Employee management, Microvellum is really reaching out to be a universal software. Nothing worse than duplicating work or having your departments having to translate each other’s work from one step to the next. One software one database. With any software, knowledge is power. Once you understand what all the buttons, switches, and pedals in your automobile do you can go anywhere.” – Justin Mason, Interior Woodworking Specialists – Redmond, WA
“After the first 90-days, we started noticing major improvements. Our design and engineering time was much shorter than before and the flow of project data to the shop floor for production was much smoother and more precise. We’ve spent quite a bit of time and effort to refine our product catalog in Microvellum and so far, the return on our efforts has been exponential.” – Brian Frazier, Proximity Furniture – Selma, NC
“In the last 8 months, we have had a 30% growth in production compared to this time last year. We are able to build more product and more variations of products utilizing our Microvellum software… it’s quite amazing. In Australia there has been a downturn in the economy, but we have been able to grow our company despite the econimic issues because of Microvellum. We even had to hire the third designer recently. – Greg Trigger, Integrity Kitchens – QLD, Australia