Basics of how manufacturer cabinets work. Changing door and drawer styles, colors and wood species
Additional options for toe kick and counter top settings.
How to create and modify cabinets in Chief Architect – manufacturer cabinets or custom cabinets
Set cabinet face items vertically and horizontally in a single cabinet and additional controls for hardware placement
Create cabinet styles with special shapes - angled, bow, radius, peninsula, corner and curved.
As part of the Parabola Bath project, we look at creating a custom vanity
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
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.
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
Place a cabinet on a curved wall and create custom countertop for a buffet cabinet or window seat
Learn the how soffits can be placed above wall cabinets and other soffit settings
Custom countertops can be used to create nearly any shaped countertop surface.
We show several ways to create a custom countertop for a pass-through in a wall.
More on creating custom countertops from the Parabola Bath project
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
Creating a wine cabinet in Chief Architect using a photo as inspiration
Creating a custom kitchen island with color, counter options and a custom counter edge profile
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.
Many objects in your plans can be modified simply by changing default setting for that type of object
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.
Create the Grandview kitchen interior dimensions, placing doors / windows Dimension the Kitchen floorplan and wall elevation to NKBA standards, create a custom backsplash and custom island
Master bath floor plan, dimensions, wall elevations, cabinet vanities, shower half wall & construction drawings
Kitchen plan dimension, cabinet layout, appliance placement, wall elevations & sections and custom backsplash
Waterfall island, cabinet end panels, section view, layout & construction drawings and the final plan layout
Master bath, dimensions, room materials, cabinet vanity layout, shower & tub platform wall elevations, layout & construction drawings and the final plan layout
High-End Kitchen design; custom ceiling and custom Island integrated gas fireplace
Exclusive master bath with integrated steam shower and integrated sinks in concrete countertop
Determine how your cabinets will be built by setting up specifications as defaults.