View Full Version : Who is flexcabs

03-05-2007, 12:56 AM
Anyone know anything about the software? Who is behind it? Is it one of you ShopBotters?
It sounds too good to be true.

03-05-2007, 01:47 AM

Nice stuff. Roger if you try it out let me know how it runs, I'd hate to be the first to try it.

does look too good to be true

03-05-2007, 02:05 AM
You buy it and let me know.

03-05-2007, 06:25 AM
It may be a great piece of work but, no address? no phone?, no name of person? I am automatically suspicious of offers that don't give you the option of calling someone and asking them about it directly.

03-05-2007, 07:54 AM

Thanks for the link, interesting site.
Just sent them an email with some questions, will post their response when received.


03-05-2007, 09:54 AM
see post below on woodweb. Looks like an Australian company with some not so positive impressions so buyer beware.

03-05-2007, 10:22 AM
Looks like Jacko is in on it. The e-mail that I got about it was a product anoncement. Because it is not out yet. BUY NOW FOR A LOWER PRICE thing.
Looks like it may be a scam.
Some things are too good to be true.

03-05-2007, 10:56 AM
Ok, so you guys beat me to it. I'm putting an announcement post together to post on here today. This is the software that I had mentioned about a month back. It's something that I wrote for myself and have been using for over a year now. I finally decided to commercialize it and add some more functionality.

I'm a regular on the forum so you know I exist, I just haven't made a general announcement yet anywhere so I don't have much contact info on the site. I'm trying to keep it relatively low-key until it's released. I'm giving ShopBotters the jump on this since it's the community I'm from and it's the machine I test everything on.

Not sure what that Australian thing on WoodWeb is about. I've only had the site up since Midnight last Friday so I can't have a bad reputation yet! :-)

I'll post in the product suppliers section later today.

On the topic of the "buy it cheaper now" issue, it's not a scam, just a way to try to let the initial people get in early. I'd like to form a core group of users who use it right away and can help get the product as full featured as possible. Since I am licensing some components in the software I can't give it away to the initial group (I'd like to if I could do it financially) but I figured the next best thing would be to give the upgraded Pro version as a free upgrade and then provide free upgrades for life for the initial users.

Please check back this afternoon for my post, and thanks for the ealy interest!

03-05-2007, 12:51 PM
I was hoping it was you Patrick, but it was very suspicious, you did not sign the e-mail.
Sign me up, I'll take a copy.

(sorry about the scam thing, didn't know who it was)

03-05-2007, 02:35 PM
No problem Roger, better safe than sorry. I made of the mistake of making the e-mail generic when I should have personalized everything to make sure people knew who I was. I also got caught a little off guard because I thought it would just slowly build up and I could do a sort of "soft start" but instead I've been hammered. It's a good problem to have though so I won't complain!

I'll close out this thread by saying that the "official" announcement will be posted over on the Products/Suppliers List topic around 4pm today.

03-05-2007, 07:11 PM
Patrick: You have allayed my suspicions. Here's to a "better" mousetrap.
I'll post further specific comments in response to your other post.


03-06-2007, 12:14 AM
Patrick. I am a cabinet builder and wondering if there are renderings that can be done for clients or how does it differ from Cabinet parts pro.

I currently use KCDW but I refuse to pay them the $8k upgrade, I just cant see paying extortion.

My thoughts are if you have good software then make it reasonably affordable and allow it open source plugins and everyone in the business will use it.

Is there a demo or?

03-06-2007, 10:56 PM

wow, this is cool. Um, does it work well on smaller machines? I have a 32x32 pr32. I've always wanted cabinet software but nothing (affordable) seems to like benchtops, even if the largest panel needed was much smaller than the max (even including offset for bits).

btw, when does the trial period end?


03-08-2007, 06:28 AM
Well' I thought there for a minute that I was going to be the first to get burned. This is my first post & I am glad that it is not about how I got burned. I bought it on blind faith & can't wait for it. Now I need that new PRS so that I can start asking dumb questions.

03-08-2007, 10:13 AM
Danny and John, to make sure we stay within the forum guidelines since this is not a ShopBot product, I'm responding to your questions by e-mail. If anyone else has specific questions, please feel free to e-mail them to info@flexcabs.com (mailto:info@flexcabs.com)

Thanks guys!

03-08-2007, 01:37 PM
I'm in too. We'll see how it goes.


03-08-2007, 03:14 PM
Since ECabinets is a free program, I wonder how they will respond to the ability to being able to utilize their software on other machines? From a shopbot owner's prespective, i am thrilled at the ability to utilize more software for my machine. However, is there any legal ramifications if i use software that was intended for another machine? My gut feeling is that this shouldn't be a problem and is basically a non-issue. The legalistic side of me is still pondering this.

03-08-2007, 04:43 PM
I don't see a legal problem here. If we were trying to crack the code that e-cabinets puts out to the Thermwood machine that would be a big problem, but using the list of cabinet sizes that they output to Excel, I don't think is a problem. Maybe, maybe Thermwood might not like it but it should be legal.

03-16-2007, 04:17 PM
Anyone gotten their beta passwords yet? I haven't.

03-16-2007, 04:59 PM
No word here either.

03-16-2007, 08:36 PM
Nothing yet. Patrick said it would be this week.

03-22-2007, 12:20 AM
I emailed 2x but no answer.. Has anyone tried this software or?

03-22-2007, 06:01 AM
I received an email on March 12th confirming my payment and the promise of the questionaire. I emailed him on the 20th asking for an update. Haven't heard anything.
By my count their are at least 4 of us... how many others purchased this software??

03-22-2007, 10:02 AM
Danny and Kevin, you will have e-mail shortly.

Some family illness issues caused me to be out of pocket for awhile but I'm back and everything's ok now so we're getting back on track.

03-22-2007, 10:59 AM
Sorry to hear that

03-22-2007, 12:38 PM
I'm in as well - glad to hear you are back to work Patrick

Gary Campbell
04-28-2007, 04:39 PM
To All:
Has anyone been using the software? I emailed the website, but no response for days now.