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June 18, 2021

Tech Tip Tuesday Webinar Schedule

We’re pleased to announce an extension of Tech Tip Tuesdays, a series of free webinars just for you! The popular lunchtime sessions start at 1:00 pm Central. Each one will provide a tasty morsel of information on a focused topic in 20-30 minutes. The sessions, delivered in meal time, er, real time, will include a question and answer period.

Webinar topics include an introduction to KCL foodservice design software tools for newer users, as well as spotlight newer features, like KCL NapkinSketch, and help subscribers make the most of existing features, like Custom Blocks.

See the current webinar schedule below for details and registration information. Look for more tutorials on the KCL blog or YouTube channel.

We want to make sure that you can make the most of our newest and best design tools. A KCL subscriber told us that our ENERGY STAR-at-a-glance feature saved him hours on a five-million-dollar project. We want you to get that kind of value from KCL.

Free Foodservice Design Software Training

Get to know the best foodservice design software out there. Learn the basics of KCL to save time and money as you design restaurants and spec equipment. This session will cover:

  • KCL installation
  • KCL search functions
  • Send to CAD
  • Send to Revit
  • Edit balloons
  • Schedules
  • Custom blocks
  • AutoCAD hyperlinks

Learn how to edit details and share that information with your team using KCL’s Private Cloud and User Data tools. Topics will include:

  • Company user access to data
  • An overview of KCL licensing and what it means to be a power user
  • Sharing among multiple locations
  • Adding new manufacturers
  • Editing existing information
  • Tracking who inputs data and makes changes
  • Filtering user data
  • User data in KCL NapkinSketch

August 26-28, 2021 The NAFEM Show

Visit KCL at Booth 1908 for demonstrations, networking, swag, and more.

We can’t wait to see you in person!

"I wish every foodservice manufacturer had their products on KCL! It's my favorite Revit plug-in.”
- Tom P.

Learn the ins and outs of our awesome new tool, NapkinSketch!

This training session will provide an overview of KCL NapkinSketch with Room Builder, teach you to load 2D/3D CAD blocks, Revit families, KCL Custom Blocks and user files as well as how to use functions like:

  • Balloons
  • Unit/Scale
  • Hyperlinks
  • Move, Rotate, Delete
  • Add/Edit Item
  • Numbers
  • Schedules

Dive deeper into KCL restaurant design software to achieve even more efficiency with our products. Learn how to:

  • Search for block names
  • Apply search filters
  • Create custom balloons
  • Customize user data for your team
  • Export to AutoQuotes
  • Create a Specbook
  • Use the Revit toolbar

Master our helpful layer mapping tools.

Learn to:

  • Modify, import, export, merge, print with layer mapping
  • Access, Add/Edit or Create layer groups using layer control
  • Use the AutoCAD controller to allow for pre-setting insertion

Participants will understand when and why to use groups as well as how to: 

  • Import from AQ
  • Work with multiple items
  • Make mass updates to balloons
  • Get elevation views

Learn to create configurable, customizable blocks that can be manufacturer-specific or generic. KCL’s 100+ Custom Block programs make it easy to generate 2D or render-ready 3D drawings on the fly! This session will include how to:

  • Use Custom Blocks with NapkinSketch, AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT, and Revit
  • Run Custom Blocks from KCL Desktop, KCL Web or with embedded hosting
  • Create simple Custom Blocks
  • Create Complex Custom Blocks
  • Use 2D front/plan to generate fab drawings
  • Understand uses for front-of-house

Make the most of KCL’s Balloons and Schedules features in this upcoming webinar.


You’ll understand how to customize or create user balloons and scale factors.


You’ll also learn to generate schedules from AutoCAD drawings using KCL Balloons, KCL Group Tab and KCL NapkinSketch. Customize schedule templates, output to AutoCAD or Excel, and understand the options review checkboxes.

KCL is an asset to Revit users. Learn how our Revit toolbar brings KCL’s powerful design tools to Revit. This session will cover:

  • Standardizing native Revit content
  • KCL catalog launch button
  • Specbook
  • Export to AQ
  • View specsheet
  • Parameters
  • Modify settings
  • Placements

Explore time-saving design features that you won’t find anywhere else. KCL software makes it easy to use AutoCAD in Revit and Revit in AutoCAD. This will cover:

  • 2D CAD in NapkinSketch, AutoCAD, and Revit
  • Define 2D and 3D CAD. Details and Layering
  • Revit to CAD (3D and 2D)
  • Revit 2D CAD abilities and limitations
  • 3D CAD abilities and limitations, as well as rendering
  • Why native Revit is best for Revit

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With KCL, the best foodservice design software for your unique needs is just a click away! If you need assistance, our customer support team is here to help.

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