If you specify a value in this field, it will be used as a guideline, not an exact value. The layout of the tabs on each side of the box contributes to the overall aesthetics of the final product.
One of the key differences of MakeABox and other tools, is that MakeABox goes out of its way to create a symmetric tab layout. To accomplish this, we always choose an odd number of outward tabs per side, ie. 3, 5, 7, etc. The value you provide in this field helps the algorithm determine how many tabs per side to generate.
Are you ready to make some boxes?! Let's go!
Thanks for using MakeABox! After a long lull in development, and a week-long downtime (whoops!) this site is back online with a vengeance. It's running in a new cloud, with automated deployment, yada yada, and it's ready to make you some boxes.
This super-duper awesome (ZOMG!) online box making thingy can generate a design for your custom sized box in a blink of an eye! You can then feed the PDF to a laser-cutter and cut sides for your box out of acrylic, wood, or even glass. The generated design includes notches that make the sides of the box snap into each other perfectly. Not only that, but the notches are symmetric, making it super easy to assemble the box.
If you are interested in the back-story of this project, please check out the blog post announcing its release.
The PDF you generate will be downloaded straight to your computer. Typically you would want to import it into a graphics software (such as Adobe Illustrator™) for further customization, hole cutting, etc.