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How to Specify Two Different Door Styles on a Cabinet in X4 and Prior

Reference Number: KB-01217 Last Updated: 09-19-2014 06:42 AM

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors or Chief Architect Lite

QUESTION


I would like the front of my cabinet to have two different door styles.  How can I create this effect?


ANSWER





Note: This process has been greatly simplified in X5, which allows you to place multiple door styles in a single cabinet directly using its Specification dialog. See Help Database Article 40: How to put two different door styles on a cabinet in X5 for more details.

 

 

To create a cabinet that appears to have two different door styles

  1. First, launch Chief Architect and select File> New Plan .


  2. Next, select Build> Cabinet> Wall Cabinet , then click to place the cabinet in your plan.



To make our modifications to the cabinet

  1. Use the Select Objects  tool to select the cabinet, and click on the Open Object  edit button to display the Wall Cabinet Specification dialog.


  2. On the General tab, specify the Height, Width, Depth and Floor to Bottom values for your cabinet.



    For the purposes of this example, we have adjusted the Height to 48" and the Width to 30"


  3. On the Front tab, click Add New to display the New Cabinet Face Item dialog, then from the Item Type drop-down menu, select Double Drawer, and set the Item Height at 18"  and click OK.


  4. Click on the drawer in the preview of the cabinet along the right side of the dialog to select it, then click the Move Up button three times to move it up above the seperation and existing cabinet doors.





To modify Doors and Drawers

  1. Click on the Door/Drawer Tab


  2. In the Door section, click on the Library button next to Style, and navigate to an appropriate cabinet door.

    For the purposes of the example, we browsed to Architectural> Cabinet Doors, Drawers, & Panels> Rectangular> Framed> Recessed Panel EP


  3. Next, in the Drawer section, click on the Library button to navigate to an appropriate door style.

    For the purposes of this example, we browsed to Architectural> Cabinet Doors, Drawers & Panels> Rectangular> Framed> Glass Double Panel EP, then click OK.


  4. Under Handle, use the Style drop-down to select None.


To modify the sides

  1. On the Sides/Back tab


  2. Under Side Type, use the drop down menu to set both the Left Side and Ride Sides to Auto Paneled, and the Back Side to Auto Finished.


  3. Under Panels, use the Library button to display the Select Library Object dialog, and navigate to the same Recessed Panel EP that we set for our cabinet Doors.





To add a molding

  1. Select the Moldings tab


  2. Click on the Add New button to display the Select Library Object dialog.


  3. Navigate to an appropriate cabinet molding, select it, and click on the OK button.

    For the purposes of this example, we browsed to Architectural> Molding> Crown Molding> CM-07.


  4. Next, set the values for the molding's Height, Width, and Offset From Top of the cabinet.





    For the purposes of our example, we set the Height to 5 1/2", the Width of 5 3/8" and the Offset to -5 1/2" From Top of the cabinet.


  5. Once we have a molding for the top of the cabinet applied, let's go ahead and select the Add New button again to create a molding for the bottom of the cabinet as well.


  6. In the Select Library Object dialog, navigate to an appropriate molding, and click OK.




    For the purposes of our example, we browsed in the manufacturer catalog to Cabinetry by Karmen> Cabinets> Moldings> Beaded Light Rail Molding> BLR08, BLR24, BLR40.


  7. As with the molding applied to the top of our cabinet, we will set the appropriate Height and Width values, and then we will move the radio button to From Bottom and set an appropriate Offset.



    For the purposes of this example, we set the Height to 1 7/8", Width to 1 5/15, and the Offset From Bottom to -1 5/8".




To change the Materials of our cabinet

  1. Select the Materials tab


  2. Click to highlight an item in the list, and use the Library Material button to browse to display the Select Library Object dialog, which allows you to choose an appropriate material.



    For the purposes of this example, we set the Cabinet as well as its Doors, Moldings, and Panels to Materials> Wood> Walnut> HighRes Walnut Sheet.

    For the Glass Double Panel EP Glass material, we browsed to Materials> Glass & Glazing> Stained Glass> Diamond Row Art Glass.


  3. Finally, click OK to apply of of these changes to your cabinet and close the Wall Cabinet Specification dialog.


  4. To see the results of your modifications, select 3D> Create Perspective View> Perspective Full Camera , then click and drag to create the image.




  5. Lastly, let's use the Select Objects  tool to select the cabinet, and click on the Add to Library  edit tool so that we can use this cabinet again in the future by placing it directly from the Library Browser.