Message: The cabinet already has a fixture or appliance inserted into it

Reference Number: KB-00969
Last Modified: September 23, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors or Home Designer Essentials


I would like to add multiple appliances to a cabinet, but when I try to do this a question message asks,

"The cabinet already has a fixture or appliance inserted into it. Would you like to replace it?"

Why is this happening? 


In Chief Architect Premier, Chief Architect Interiors, and Home Designer Pro, you can insert multiple appliances into the front of a cabinet using the Cabinet Specification dialog.

Home Designer Architectural, Suite, Essentials, and Interiors will require you to place the appliances into separate cabinets and then either place those cabinets side by side, as for an offset vanity, or to stack those cabinets, such as for a stacked microwave, wall oven and warming drawer. 

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