CabWriter Comprehensive – Part 4
In Part 4 I demonstrate what it means for a CabWriter cabinet part to have DNA. Recall from Part 3 that each and every part of a cabinet has the DNA for the entire cabinet; and that DNA comes in two parts. The first part of a cabinet’s DNA, called cabinet defaults, is the complete set of CabWriter Settings used to draw the cabinet. The second part of a cabinet’s DNA, called cabinet definition, is everything that is captured by the Story Stick and each Box Selector dialog box up to pressing the End key to complete the cabinet definition.
In the Part 4 video I prove that each cabinet part contains its entire DNA. I do this by opening a new SketchUp file, saving it as DNA Test.skp, creating a DNA Test.skp CabWriter Project, copying just one part from the completed drawing to DNA Test.skp and finally selecting that part and using context menu CabWriter > Re-Draw Selected Cabinets. These steps result in the entire cabinet being drawn as a faithful reproduction. After watching the Part 4 video download this ZIP file, extract the DNA Test.skp file and try it yourself.Part 4 Progress – We Added the Shallow Island Cabinet, Divided Base & Refrigerator Cabinet
In Part 4 I added three cabinets to the model: a two-box base cabinet 13″ deep to complete the island, a divided base for microwave storage and a refrigerator upper. Each of these required a different set of changes to CabWriter Settings. I showed you ho to use Re-Load Factory Settings to get back to a base line set of CabWriter Settings between each cabinet. Lastly we learned how to recover from various mistakes and how to iterate a cabinet design to a desired solution. So let’s now view the video.