Placing the Cabinet Configurators

All five cabinets are constrained to the floor, then to the walls and adjoining cabinets where they need to be. All of these constraints are Mates (face to face). In the image below, I turned on shadows and reflections (look at the ribbon) to see the cabinets better…

 The two on the West Wall will have a top which creates a desk, and passes through the opening and has a rounded front in the waiting area. The three cabinets on the East Wall will have a long counter over the opening creating a desk. All of the cabinets need configuring at this point. The first thing to do is turn off the visibility of any walls that are in the way using the room’s form. Then I decided on a 32’ leg opening for the desk, an 18” wide cabinet for the person using the desk’s personal stuff, and the remainder of the space divided by two for the lateral files. To configure the cabinets, just double click them, and activate their form on the Form tab of the iLogic Browser. While configuring, I set the finished ends as well…

 

Make sure you close the form after you are done using it. They all look identical (because they are), and you could easily use the wrong one if you don’t open, use, then close whenever configuring. Notice that I turned the visibility of three of the walls off. They can all be turned on and off as needed to allow better access to the model. After looking at things, I decided I wanted the top drawer fronts at 6” instead of 7”, so I went and did that while I was adjusting things. In the real world, I would likely have a scribe strip wherever the cabinets butt up against a wall, but as of this writing, I don’t have a configurator for one yet, but it’s on my list J.

The other two cabinets were simply sized to allow a 32” leg opening at the desk, and mldg. Clearance at the door…