Without drafting just by entering data and replacing dynamic components of your choice from the "DDC library" anyone not only the professionals among us could get fast accurate and beautiful results.
Using the DDC does not require knowledge of three dimensional design nor prior knowledge on
Dynamic Components. A basic knowledge in Sketchup is enough.
DDC for SketchUp users A unique furniture and kitchensDesign tool
What is the DDC actually?
The DDC (an acronym for Dynamic Designed Components) is a kind of plugin for SKETCHUP
which was developed in order to help in furniture and kitchens design.
The DDC gives almost all the solutions for those planning cabinets of any kind.
This plugin knows to produce three-dimensional planning of kitchens cabinets, bathroom cabinets, wardrobes, closets, chests, dressers, bookcases, armoires, sideboards
and all other types of storage units of various types
not by connecting lines and ordinary planning in three-dimensions
but by length, width and depth commands of every element of the cabinet components.
The DDC includes a basic three-dimensional Dynamic Cabinet which is the main component built with dynamic components. In addition a wide selection of 3d dynamic replaceable cabinet elements (315 components)
which are located within the DDC library.
This dynamic components are programmed to change according to each parameter automatically.
Any change in the data of one component creates a chain reaction and all the other cabinet components adjust accordingly without any distortion and by keeping the proportions.
Why should you use the DDC?
►Hours of planning will become minutes with the DDC. ►The DDC will do all the long and grueling technical work for you.
►You can adjust the DDC cabinet to your desired measurements and needs in just a few seconds. ►You can change the dimensions of your DDC furniture without any distortion. ►You can swap components from the extensive and growing library. ► You can replace the cabinet parts with different parts of your choosing from the DDC library and the DDCcabinet will adjustitself automatically.
► You can create from the DDC cabinet with the help of the varied components library endless designs fordifferentpurposes.
►You can modify and replace the internal parts of cabinet according to your needs.
► You can add the cabinet measurements to the design with a single click.
► You can create high level designs without any effort. ► You can get the advantage of achieving the perfect design for you by trial and error - making as many attempts as you want without any effort.
►You can create unique and original furniture designs of your own.
► You can make impressive detailed woodworking programs. ► The DDC cabinet is prepared and adjusted to CUT LIST 4.1. ► You can expand your design skills by examining several styles. ► You can discover ideas and combinations that you never imagined before. ► Rendered DDC seems more realistic.
► There is a link to the related tutorials and galleries from the "COMPONENT OPTION" window
withinSKETCHUPduringthe course ofwork.
The DDC is not based on a library of prebuilt cabinets but on a library of dynamic components and a working-method
that reminds an artist's work with clay.
You can change their dimensions, You can replace each component with another component of your choosing from the library, You can change location, rotate, and even distort some of them
but the best of all is that you can do it all and more
as much as you want because It's so easy and everything happens in few clicks.
Working with the DDC will change your way of thinking and your course of action in design work in many ways.
Whether you're an expert in Sketchup or just a novice
learn this new technique and you will be able to produce beautiful original and even complex designs of your own in no time.
No less important is the planning time which changes from very substantial to almost insignificant.
Commandsare carried outin secondsandthe adjustment of the entire cabinet isdoneautomatically.
The design options which are created by the changes in proportions along with the numerous combinations
of the different and various components are endless.
The DDC cabinet and all its dynamic components come in a zip skp file and they are
ready for use in the Sketchup pro version as well as in the free version.
See an example for a quick design
See the principle in working with the DDC
Designing a piece of furniture in less than 2 minutes
using DDC for Sketchup
DDC - A powerfull design tool for Sketchup users
The DDC cabinet & The DDC library
There are currently 315 Dynamic Components in the DDC library.
The DDC Cabinet is the main component and you can change it to your liking and your needs quickly and easily just by entering the desired data such as length, width, depth and height into the "COMPONENT OPTION" tables as you work. In addition you have the the ability to change the design dramatically by the option to choose any one of the dynamic components which are located in the library.
Each of these components is a dynamic component by itself and therefore can be easily modified too by changing its dimensions (length, width, height, depth).
You can change the location, change the direction and even distort most of them and thereby create many and varied design options. These capabilities give you the possibility to reach a vast number of designs while you plan and design the cabinets you need. Not only by using the 315th components as they are but with the changes you can make on each one of them the possibilities are endless. All these acts are done very easily by just a few clicks.
These changes Includes more then just changing the dimensions of the component.
For instance in components which have a pattern like the raised panel it is possible by a simple command and a single mouse click to multiply or minimize the pattern to your liking and by doing so changing the design
and nature of the cabinet completely.
Every action is done by a number of mouse clicks or by the simple act of inputting data. Within seconds not only that the replacement / changes in the components you wanted is performed - but the whole cabinet adjusts itself automatically to the new component data
by maintains its own basic data. Everything is performed accurately within seconds and without any distortions.
►Who can use the DDC ?Anyone who has basic knowledge in Sketchup. Using the DDC does not require knowledge of three dimensional design nor prior knowledge on the use of Dynamic Components.
Anyone can get excellent results.
The DDC also adapted to the free version of Sketchup. (search "proless")
►How does it work ?The DDC Cabinet and all its replaceable components are programmed to be dynamic components that are related in synergetic relationship and work in full cooperation.
►What can I plan with the DDC ?Any kind of storage furniture such as kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, wardrobes, chests, dressers, armoires, sideboards, commercial display cabinets, cupboards, closets, chest of drawers, bookshelvesetc.
►How do I start working with the DDC ?After downloading the DDC files drag the DDC cabinet from the "COMPONENTS" window to the Sketchup desktop. Open the "COMPONENT OPTIONS" window and start typing the desired measurement - that's all. No use of Sketchup commands. Write down your measurements or select one of the conditions issued in the "COMPONENT OPTIONS" page and the cabinet changes and gets a new shape in a second.
►What style of design can be designed with the DDC ?Feel free and release yourself from previous rules and conditioning. Try any combination you want.
►Is there Help?While working with the DDC online help and guidance are available at every stage and for every possible command. You'll find help in the "COMPONENT OPTIONS" pages - in your Sketchup.You can also always access the training videos at this site or in YOUTUBE.
Besides we are always ready to support you in every stage.
►Who would benefit by using the DDC ?Anyone who wants to plan and design according to his needs with ease and save many unnecessary working hours. Anyone who feels or wants to feel creative. Designers and architects, carpenters, students, rendering artists and even amateurs who want to test their abilities.
Some of our tutorial videos
Bathroom cabinet design
with Dynamic Designed Components