Specifying Two Different Door Styles on a Cabinet in X4 and Prior
| Reference Number: KB-01217 Last Updated: 06-10-2015 09:29 AM
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I would like the front of my cabinet to have two different door styles. How can I create this effect?
In X5 and newer you can apply different door and drawer styles to a cabinet using the Cabinet Specification dialog. In X4, however, it is necessary to apply door panels to drawers so you can achieve the same look. See the Related Articles
section at the bottom of this article for a link on how to use the X5 feature for adding different door styles to a cabinet.
To make modifications to the cabinet
- Select Build> Cabinet> Wall Cabinet , then click to place the cabinet in your plan.
- Use the Select Objects tool to select the cabinet, and click on the Open Object edit button to display the Wall Cabinet Specification dialog.
- 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".
- 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.
- 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 separation and existing cabinet doors.
To modify Doors and Drawers
- Click on the Door/Drawer tab
- 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
- 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.
- Under Handle, use the Style drop-down to select None.
To modify the sides
- On the Sides/Back tab, 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.
- 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
- Select the Moldings tab
- Click on the Add New button to display the Select Library Object dialog.
- 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.
- Next, set the values for the molding's Height, Width, and Offset From Top of the cabinet.
For the purposes of our example, 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.
- Once a molding for the top of the cabinet is applied, select the Add New button again to create a molding for the bottom of the cabinet as well.
- In the Select Library Object dialog, navigate to an appropriate molding, and click OK.
For the purposes of our example, the manufacturer catalog Cabinetry by Karmen> Cabinets> Moldings> Beaded Light Rail Molding> BLR08, BLR24, BLR40 is used.
- As with the molding applied to the top of our cabinet, 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 the cabinet
- Select the Materials tab, highlight an item in the list, and use the Library Material button to browse the Select Library Object dialog, which allows you to choose an appropriate material.
For the purposes of this example, the Cabinet as well as its Doors, Moldings, and Panels are set to Materials> Wood> Walnut> HighRes Walnut Sheet.
For the Glass Double Panel EP Glass material, navigate to Materials> Glass & Glazing> Stained Glass> Diamond Row Art Glass is used.
- Finally, click OK to apply of of these changes to your cabinet and close the Wall Cabinet Specification dialog.
- To see the results of your modifications, select 3D> Create Perspective View> Perspective Full Camera , then click and drag to create the image.
- 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.