Face Frame and Assembly Movement in cabinet Design Software

U sahped Cabinet Created with SketchList 3D

This second video of our tutorial series takes the 30 inch cube cabinet from the first session and adds a face frame.

Because many of the boards’  have a value of front equal to zero there is no room the front side of this to apply the frame.   It used to be really difficult to do this in the older versions SketchList 3D because you have to move everything one by one.

This video shows how to use the batch move command which takes all objects in an assembly and moves them specific distance to the back, right, or top. You have an option at this point of having SketchList 3D re-size the assembly (which is what you should do) or keep the assembly the same size.     So in this example all the boards toward the back one-inch.

The next step in this project is to go within to that assembly and put in the face frame.   Starting with the left style, positioning and sizing it of as wanted.  Then clone that left style and slide it to the right so there are two sides. Put the top rail and between them. This part of the video shows how to butt one board between two other boards. To make the bottom rail, clone the top and change its value of bottom to zero and top to four because that lines up flush with the top of the bottom shelf. At this point save this assembly as standard to use it again.

Then using the stretch feature in SketchList 3D  change the height of this cabinet from 30 to 96 and change the width to I think 48 inches.  Then we conduct a clone and space operation making two exact copies and spacing them to the right.  Now the project has three very tall cabinets all lined up.  With this type of cabinet design software it’s easy to manipulate cabinets. The next thing is take the center assembly and shrink so it is only 48 inches tall. Then take the right assembly to the right and rotate it 90°.

The right most of the shorter assemblies is moved to butt the back-left corner of the tall cabin. Then clone that shorter cabinet and move the result to the left.  Rotate the left cabinet and butt it against the leftmost tall cabinet.  Then we have a U-shaped collection of cabinet carcasses.  This video is an example of how to manipulate assemblies within a project.

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