To get started on the visuals, here is a list of suggested workflows:
- Set up Cabinetry layout
- Specifying Cabinetry options
- Adding Worktops/Soffit/Backsplash
- Sinks and Taps
- Selecting Appliances
- Adding Covers and Moldings
Set up Cabinetry layout
Once you have your Kitchen area set up, you can start placing your cabinets. Proceed to the Cabinetry components tabs and choose among our various cabinets!
It's recommended to draw the entire kitchen in 'Group Select' mode unless specific repositioning of individual cabinets is required.
Quick Properties — During Product Placement
Elevation Align — Choose your desired Product elevation.
Wall L/R — Distance from the left/right side of the Product to the wall.
Wall Gap — Distance from the back of the Product to the wall.
- Face — Orientation of the Product when snapping to another cabinet.
Quick Properties — After Product Placement
The initial Quick Properties will only contain options to specify the Product Dimensions, Materials, and the option to disable the Auto Measurement feature (On by Default).
Specifying Cabinetry options
Now it's time to select the options for your Cabinets! Simply double-click the placed Cabinets, and a Chooser dialog will pop up with various options at your fingertips.
Choosing Drawer/Door Handles
Using the Handles toolbox, a selection of handles is available to try!
When inserting the handles, the Apply to property can be applied to:
- All - All Cabinets in the drawing
- Group - Connected Cabinets
- Single - The single cabinet the mouse is pointing to.
The Type properties are:
- All - All types of cabinet covers.
- Drawer - Only apply on drawers.
- Door - Only assign on doors.
- Top door - Only place on top cabinet covers.
We are not entirely done yet. Let's try adding a Worktop, a Backsplash, and a Soffit. Selecting the Worktop toolbox will automatically switch into the Worktop View Mode.
You also have the option of adding downlight to the Soffits.
The number of downlights will automatically populate based on the length or number of Wall Cabinets attached.
Toggle Joint Tool
For ease of actual installation purposes, or if you want to have different worktop materials, you can have the Worktop split by joints using the Toggle Joint tool.
The Prevent automatic updates property signifies if the worktop will automatically follow any connection changes from cabinets.
Stretching Worktops can be done when:
- In Worktop Viewmode.
- The entire worktop not in selection.
- Prevent automatic updates property is enabled.
While hovering the mouse over the sides of the worktop, a line will turn green, signifying, the ability to stretch it.
Clicking onto it will change the line's color to purple and show a few buttons around the worktop. Then dragging it will stretch the worktop.
|Stretching in 2D View (preferred)||Stretching 3D View|
Worktop Edge Cut
When a side is selected (line purple in color), there are a few buttons that will appear around the line, these are the edge cuts of the top.
Cuts a 45-degree straight line from the selected edge side. Edges cut using this can be cut further.
Cuts/Extends the edge into a spherical shape.
Worktop Edge Style
Add detail to the Worktop by specifying the front, side, and back worktop edge style.
Sinks and Taps
Do you want to design a Dry Kitchen or a Wet Kitchen? Don't worry, we got you covered :)
In the properties, you can change the alignment or flip orientation of the bigger sink if you wish to.
Machine, "anything that reduces human effort". Well then, let's get those squared away!
Adding Covers and Moldings
You can use Coverside to complement your Cabinetries.
Here is a workaround to cover up the other side of a snapped Fridge. Disconnect the fridge from the Cabinets, add the Coverside, and then snap the fridge back to the Cabinets.
We also have Fillers to fill up the gaps between Cabinets to Walls.
Let's not forget the top and bottom. If you love cornices, then you will love this.