Box Generators in Cuttle

We just added two free, officially supported box generators to Cuttle.

Click the links below to customize and download an SVG:

You can type in the dimensions (width, depth, height) you want, the material thickness, and the tab width.

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You can also adjust the kerf compensation. This controls how tight a fit the finger joints make. A value of .007 inches works well for a tight fit — you’ll likely need to tap the pieces together with a rubber mallet or “bonker” of some kind but then they’ll stay together, no glue required.

If you want to make edits — for example adding a hole or etching a design — you can click “Edit in Cuttle” and make edits directly to any face of the box.

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These box generators were made completely in Cuttle. I think it’s a good demo of what you can do by adding parameters to a vector editor!

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Love, love, love this. Parametric design is a godsend!

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Basing it on interior dimensions would be nice too.

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Thank you Toby!

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Love how you guys are always improving Cuttle. Thank you!

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Thank you for sharing, very easy to do!

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good stuff. Seems to work really well

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Cuttle is awesome!

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Glad these are working well for you all!

@federico also did an amazingly thorough YouTube tutorial on how to use these templates — with tips for assembling, measuring material thickness, glueing, etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJTFSrj9S5I

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Some updates to this!

You can now specify the box dimensions in millimeters or other units.

Also @federico recorded a second video where he shows how to make additional edits to the box after you’ve customized the dimensions. He demonstrates how to:

  • Edit individual sides of the box
  • Add a text label that you can score or engrave
  • Add a handle or hole to a side of the box
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