This series explores the various aspects of placing and modifying cabinet; learn how to use Manufacturer cabinet catalogs, corner cabinets and special shaped cabinets, applying molding and hardware, working with embedded appliances and fixtures.
Basics of how manufacturer cabinets work. Changing door and drawer styles, colors and wood species
How to create and modify cabinets in Chief Architect – manufacturer cabinets or custom cabinets
Learn about cabinet defaults – what they are, how to define, how to import and how to set them so your cabinets have the look and style for your designs
Create cabinet styles with special shapes - angled, bow, radius, peninsula, corner and curved.
Use the Auto-NKBA Dimension tool and Manual Dimensions for kitchen and bath walls
How to apply a backsplash for base & wall cabinets; and using the custom backsplash tool
Appliances and Fixtures can be placed into cabinets or external to cabinets. Learn how to place and position Appliances and Fixtures precisely inside cabinets
Add built-in appliances to cabinets and precisely change the cabinet front face items for the appliance size
Watch the 3 ways to create Refrigerator Panels: End Panel, Front Panel with Cabinet, Front Panel hybrid with Fridge and custom handles
Some items in the library, Rev-a-Shelf items for example, are meant to be added to the back of a cabinet door or drawer panel. Use the Cabinet Specification to add these items.
Adding Crown Molding, Base Moldings and Countertop Edge Profile Moldings to Cabinets
Use the Appliance/Door/Drawer option on the Front panel of the Cabinet Specification to apply different door and hardware styles to your cabinet.
Understanding Automatic Countertop Settings, Creating Custom Countertops along with Shaping and creating Custom Shapes, placing Holes & Cutouts, adding an Edge Profile and applying Countertop Materials
If you want produce a countertop plan, you can create a counter layer set to isolate the counters.
Use the wall bridging tool to creating a framing member for kitchen wall cabinets.
Learn the how soffits can be placed above wall cabinets and other soffit settings
Apron sinks place as separate fixtures for cabinets and are separate from the cabinet as compared to an under mount sink
Group cabinets in architectural blocks to easily move kitchen islands and other multi-cabinet groups.
Create custom storage solutions using partitions, shelves and cabinets.
This video teaches you how to place a range and cabinets in a corner, angled at 45° .
Placing a sink in an Angled Corner Cabinet that is Recessed
How to place Cabinet Panels on the side or back of a cabinet
Create and edit schedules with automatic or custom labels for doors, windows and cabinets
Basic steps to creating a parametric custom cabinet door and storing in your library
Place wainscoting from the Library in a room and learn how to make a custom wainscoting panel using cabinets
Control Fill Style for cabinet Plan View display. Adjust Line Weights in plan and elevation views. Add CAD Detailing to views and change layers, fill, and line styles to create space planning indicators and material patterns.
Leverage CAD Tools and Chief’s molding tools to create custom 3D objects. Draw a section view profile for your object and then extrude it into a custom size and shape using the molding functionality.
Learn to create a custom kitchen’s Ventilation Hood with inset panels. We’ll use the Polyline Solid and Molding Line tools to create a unique 3D object. Draw in Elevation Views, create holes in polylines, make custom shapes by editing the CAD in 2D.