Images of slabs on countertop drawings

Images of slabs on countertop drawings

In CounterGo, you can now include images when you’re doing a layout of countertops on slabs. For natural stone with lots of movement, this lets you figure out if the seams will work. And, having an image will help your customers visualize their countertops.

Here’s how it works.

First, draw out a countertop, using steps 1-4. Then, on Step 5, you can choose an image for a slab when you’re showing the layout. If you click on the grey box that represents the slabs, you’ll see a choice to edit the Slab Properties...

Slab properties

Then, click the Browse… button to choose a slab image.
Browse for slab images

Once you’ve chosen a slab, use your mouse to select the part of the picture you want to be used on the slab layout.
Selected slab area

Then, you can lay out the countertops on the slabs with images, make sure the seams work with the movement on the slabs, and then save the quote, drawing, and layout along with the images.
Slab layout with picture

It’s also possible to print the image on the quote by editing the printable form.
1) Go to Quote->Edit Settings
2) Edit the form by double-clicking on it
3) Edit the “Drawing” box by double-clicking on it
4) Check the box for “Include Slab Images

We’re looking forward to your feedback!

Want to know more? At Moraware, we make software for countertop fabricators. CounterGo is countertop drawing, layout, and estimating software. JobTracker is scheduling software that helps you eliminate the time you waste looking for job folders. RemnantSwap is a free place to buy and sell granite remnants with fabricators near you.

8 thoughts on “Images of slabs on countertop drawings

  1. Michael Ruff

    Hello Harry
    It’s great start.
    Are we able to rotate the images of the granite, to truly take advantage of your new seaming pkg.??


    1. Harry Hollander Post author

      Like you said, I think it’s a great start… and we’ll keep working. Any other suggestions would be great!

    1. Harry Hollander Post author

      SlabSmith solves a different part of the problem – their solution goes all the way to production with super accuracy and calibration. We’re just trying to improve the pre-sales process. But, I’m really curious about how we can keep making it better, and maybe even tie into SlabSmith. Let me know what you think!

    1. Harry Hollander Post author

      There’s not a way to print the picture on the slab, but you can include the image on the drawing. Any more suggestions you’ve got would be awesome… we’ll keep working on it!

  2. Bharat

    Hi, we are a stone fabricator based in Australia. We are after a software that can enable us take images of slabs and indicate with measurements on the software to optimise usage of slabs and vein match joins. We do not own a Cnc saw but an old bridge saw. So, we would need the software show us exact measurements on the images on screen so we could use them to cut on manual bridge saw. Hope I have put it in words that makes sense.
    Will your software help us with that?
    Thank you
    Affordable Stone

    1. Harry Hollander Post author

      Hi Bharat –

      CounterGo is intended to be used as a quoting tool. Even though it might be possible to use it for simple shop drawings and approximate layout, it probably won’t work in every case.

      For example, we treat all slabs as perfect rectangles and when you’re making corners in CounterGo, we only have 90′, 45′ and 22.5′ angles.

      The idea is to make the drawings and layouts accurate enough to give a price to a customer, but our main focus is making them fast and easy to produce. But, I’m guessing you’re doing this by hand now, so CounterGo might actually be easier and better than how you’re currently figuring out the slab layout.

      We’ll email you to continue the conversation. Thanks for the question!

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