Cabinet Configurator Placement

Placing the Cabinet Configurators

In this post, we’ll place the Cabinet Configurators. If you haven’t already read the blog post and seen the video on placing the Room Configurators, you should head over there and see the process from the beginning. The current video is below, and the rest of the post is after that. Enjoy.



What I have done is place multiple instances of some cabinets –wherever they are identical, and stand-alone versions where there are differences. In the image below, there are two Base cabinet A Configurators, one on the right, and the other on the left. The right hand one is configured to be a sink unit, and the left has a single drawer. The center base unit is a multi drawer unit. The left and right upper are identical, and the middle one is shortened to accept a microwave.

The time to place, configure and constrain the cabinets below is just a few minutes. It goes quite quickly.


These are the cabinet configurators in place

 In the reception office shown below, there is a bank of five identical uppers, and a combination of base types. The opening will form a desk area. All of the door, drawer, hardware, edgebanding, dowel and other information is instantly available…


These are Cabinet Configurators

… from the other direction, you can see two drawered base units. Both are the same size, but have different finished ends. They will get covered with a desk top that projects into the Waiting Room…


These are the Cabinet configurators that make up the reception area


Use Autodesk 360 To leverage Non-Local Talent

Below you can see how a room can be handed off as an entity. The same could be done with an entire floor of a larger building. Working on Autodesk 360, you needn’t have a highly skilled workforce in your own town, which is a huge benefit for those situated in a talent dead-zone…


These are the cabinet configurators in one of the four Exam rooms

Once a project is opened from A360, you can shut off room elements to make life even more pleasurable…


Work on your cabinet configurators in a nice clean workspace.

In reality, the cabinets go so fast it is unlikely any of that work would need to be farmed out –unless you have a really large job or are short handed.

Another advantage of A360 would be collaboration with other stakeholders such as the Architect and owner. But, you don’t need to use A360 at all if you don’t want to. It’s just another tool that you should be thinking of. 


This image shows the entire project with all of the cabinet configurators placed.

 Here are some of the non-sheet stock items from the BOM:

The BOM values form all of the cabinet Configurators combined.

In future posts we will add the counter tops, send parts to a nesting program, create drawings and cut-lists, do a global material and hardware change and a host of other damn interesting things.  


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