CabWriter Comprehensive – Part 5
In Part 5 we add four cabinets: a tall divided base which can be used as a broom closet storage, a 7″ deep standard upper with 2 doors for a spice cabinet, a standard diagonal corner cabinet and a four box divided upper. The latter has three boxes with a small drawer and door each and a fourth box divided into eight wine shelves.
To draw these cabinets we used a number of new techniques, SketchUp tricks and CabWriter tools. For example we placed a tall divided base at right angles to a refrigerator cabinet. On the other side of the refrigerator is a medium height divided base with an opening for a microwave and a bottom compartment which will have two doors. Above it is a shallow depth spice cabinet. All of this required changes to the CabWriter Settings and hence have unique DNA.
We used the Re-Load Factory Setting to return to our base line defaults to draw the diagonal corner cabinet. But then we again created a unique set of defaults for the divided upper with the wine storage shelves show at right. This required changing the height of the cabinet and the minimum size drawer box height from 4 1/4″ to 3 1/4″ in the Drawers tab of the CabWriter Settings dialog box.
To create eight equal openings in the wine storage without needing math and algebra calculations we used the SketchUp trick of dividing a line into eight eaqual segments. We then used the end points of that line to place the first shelf. With the Move/Copy tool with the multiple times option we placed the other six shelves.
We are now ready in Part 5 to finish the cabinet drawing and then begin some modifications and customizations using native SketchUp tools. Sit back, relax and watch Part 4.