Placing the Cabinet Configurators

If you already went through the Placing the and Configuring the Rooms tutorial, you should already have a good grasp of how to place a configurator using the Place iLogic Component command, so I won’t dwell on the minutiae of how to place things, we’ll just jump right into it. If you have closed Inventor and are coming back to this tutorial, use the Medical Depot project file. If you went through the Room Configurator tutorials, the project file will be on your drop-down list in the Open dialog…

 [level-advanced] Once you are in the correct project, you will always go to the Modeling folder and locate the master file that you renamed with the name of the particular job you are working on, in this case, Medical Depot

It is always best to open the Master file, then use the model to get where you need to go instead of trying to find your way around a pile of what could be thousands of parts. A super quick way to get to your current Master files is to pin them in the Application menu’s Recent Documents area. Just click on the pushpin icon next to the file you want to pin… 

On with the Cabinet Configurator placement. I’ll place the Reception room configurators in this tutorial. It has all three of the current configurators represented, so it should suffice. The first thing you need to do is isolate the room. To isolate the room, you can either double click it in the window or in the browser…

Tip: It may be easier to double-click in the browser because of the overlapping nature of the room walls can sometimes lead to selecting the wrong room. It’s up to you…

 

I could also have opened the room and worked on it, but this particular model only has the image at the top level, so that is where I’ll work. I’ll work within the room later in the tutorial.

The back wall of the Reception room has a chair drawn in below the countertop, so there will be a gap in the cabinets for a desk area, and the cabinetry needs to be at a desk height. I will guess that there would be two lateral file cabinets, a drawer only cabinet, and a pencil drawer unit on that wall. As of the writing of this tutorial, there are only three generic cabinet configurators, so I will use the Three Drawer unit in place of the Laterals, and will create a new Pencil Drawer configurator to use.

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