Inserting Multiple Appliances into a Single Cabinet

Reference Number: KB-00059
Last Modified: December 16, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


I want to have a wall oven and a warming drawer in the same full height cabinet. How can I do this?



Easily insert multiple appliances into a single cabinet by using the Cabinet Specification dialog.

Note: This article works for X5 and newer products. If you have an earlier version, it is necessary to stack cabinets to place multiple appliances.

To modify height and width of the cabinet

  1. Select Build> Cabinet> Full Height Cabinet and click in your plan to place a cabinet at the location where you clicked.

  2. Use the Select Objects tool to select the cabinet and click the Open Object edit button to display the Full Height Cabinet Specification dialog.

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

    • In this example, a Width of 30" is used.

To add sections to the cabinet

  1. On the Front panel of the Full Height Cabinet Specification dialog click on the top cabinet and change the Item Height to 42".

  2. Click Add New to add additional sections to our cabinet.

    Note: Clicking Add New will insert a new Face Item below the currently selected item. If there is no current selection, the new Face Item will be added to the bottom.

  3. In the New Cabinet Face Item dialog, set the Item Type and the Item Height and press OK.

  4. Use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to re-order the sections as necessary.

Note: To ensure that Face Item heights always equal the total cabinet front height, the program automatically adjusts the bottom Face Item as changes are made elsewhere. If you want to prevent a specific face item from resizing, Select the item and then check Lock from Auto-Resize. In X7 and prior, it's recommended to adjust Face Item heights starting at the top and working down.

To modify individual sections to have different appliances

  1. Click on the Face Item we want to modify to select it and then click the Library button.

  2. In the Select Library Object dialog, browse the library and choose the appliance you wish to insert.

    • In this example, the VEDO530 Double Electric Oven Oven and the VEWD103 Warning Drawer from the Viking manufacturer Catalog were used.