CabWriter Comprehensive – Part 3

In Part 3 we pick up the pace and nearly complete the base cabinets. Along the way we had to correct for a mistake in Part 2 where we drew a Diagonal Corner Base when what we really wanted was a Lazy Susan Base. Correcting this was easy using the context menu CabWriter > Edit Cabinet. I explained how each part of each cabinet contains the DNA for the entire cabinet. We learn that DNA comes in two parts: cabinet defaults which are all the CabWriter Settings used to construct the cabinet and cabinet definition which is all the Story Stick and Box selection information for the entire cabinet.

Part 3 Progress With 32

Part 3 Progress With 32″ Baking Counter & Slab Drawer Fronts

In Part 4 I am going to give you a demonstration of a cabinet’s DNA. Storing a cabinet’s DNA in each part is a critical feature of CabWriter. It permits each cabinet to be totally and completely unique and permits the retrieval of the CabWriter Settings that it was constructed with so that it can be re-drawn with slight modifications at any time.

We also learn to change parameters in the CabWriter Settings dialog box. Specifically we learned to change cabinet height, draw front construction from frame and panel to slab and drawer front heights to accommodate a different counter top or cabinet height. In Part 4 we will learn more about changing CabWriter Settings to customize a cabinet including Divided Base and Divided Upper cabinets.