Browse
Categories

Message: The symbol you are trying to place was designed to be placed in a cabinet

Reference Number: KB-01531 Last Updated: 11-10-2014 03:22 PM

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors or Chief Architect Lite

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors or Home Designer Essentials or Home Designer Landscape & Deck

QUESTION

Sometimes, when I try to place an object from the library into my plan, a message says:

"The symbol you are trying to place was designed to be placed onto the top of a base cabinet but you did not select an appropriate cabinet.  Would you like to place the symbol as a free standing object?"

or,

"The symbol you are trying to place was designed to be placed into the front of a cabinet but you did not select an appropriate cabinet.  Would you like to place the symbol as a free standing object?"

What do these messages mean?



ANSWER

There are several broad categories of objects in the Chief Architect library:

  • Free-standing objects - for example, furnishings and images

  • Applied objects - for example, materials and moldings, which are always applied to other objects

  • Inserted objects - for example, appliances or fixtures designed to be built into cabinets

This Question message will display if you try to place an inserted object in an empty space in your plan as though it were a free-standing object.


You can place an inserted object on its own in a plan, just be aware that it was designed to be built or inserted into an object like a cabinet and may not look the way you expect. 

For best results, place inserted objects into the items that they are intended to work with.

  • Built-in appliances like Wall Ovens and Dishwashers can be placed by selecting the item in the library and then clicking on a full height or base cabinet in either floor plan or a 3D view.

  • Millwork, like Cabinet Feet and Pilasters, are inserted into cabinets by specifying them in the Cabinet Specification dialog.