02 - Working with the Closet Products

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    In the Closet Product Library you will find Floor Closet Openings and Hanging Closet Openings.

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    Floor Closet Openings - Closets that are placed against a wall and the vertical panels run all the way to the floor

    Hanging Closet Openings - Closets that are mounted to the wall.

    It is important to know that the Floor Closet Openings and Hanging Closet Openings are the same product with different default prompts set. The products were designed this way so you can easily have a combination of hanging and floor mounted sections.

    Placement

    Just like all other Fluid Designer Products these items are added by dragging the thumbnail from the library to the 3D Viewport. You can left click to place the product, but since these products were designed to be added to walls it is much more common to right click because this will give you the placement dialog box.

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    The options on top of the interface allow you to determine the placement of the products. Selected Point will position the product at the place where you right clicked. Fill will fill the entire available space. Fill Left will fill the entire available space to the left. Left will move the product as far as possible but not adjust the size. Center will center the product in the available space but adjust it size. Right will move the product as far as possible to the right but not adjust the size. Fill Right will fill all of the available space to the right. Quantity allows you to enter several products at once. This is typically not needed for closet openings. The options below Dimensions on the bottom left allow you to adjust the size of the product. You will not be able to adjust the Width of the product when filling areas because the width is calculated automatically. The options below Offset on the bottom right allow you to adjust the offset amount when filling areas or placing product to the left or right. The Height from Floor lifts the products off the floor that amount. Even if you are adding a hanging section you typically will not enter a height from floor value. Hanging Closets have options in the right click prompts to adjust these options.

    Right Click Prompts

    After the product is placed you can right click with a part of the product selected to access the prompts for the product. Below is a list of all of the available options.

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    Width - This is the overall width of the product

    Hang Height - This is the height where to hang the sections when the hanging options are turned on. (See Opening Sizes for how to turn on hanging sections)

    Set Height - The “Set Height” option is a quick way to adjust the height for all of the sections. (see Opening Sizes for how to adjust each section height independently)

    Left/Right Side - In the top right of the interface you can specify the Left and Right Side Condition. This determines how molding is applied to the product and the name that will show up in the cutlists.

    • If the Condition is set to End Panel then the molding will automatically wrap around the end because the you have specified that the end is visible.
    • If the Condition is set to Wall Panel then the molding will not wrap around the end because the you have specified that the end placed against a wall
    • If the Condition is set to Center Panel then the molding will not wrap around the end because the you have specified that the end placed against another closet section
    • If the Condition is set to Off then the molding will not wrap around the end because the you have specified to turn off the end. This option is typically used to create a bridge shelf to deal with corners conditions.

    Opening Sizes - The Opening Size tab allows you change the Width, Height, and Depth for each section. In order to change the width of a section you must select the check box next to the width to make it an editable field. The widths that are still checked will automatically be calculated based on the overall width. At least one section must remain calculated otherwise you can enter section widths that are larger than the overwidth of the product. The Arrow button next to the Height will specify if that section is hanging or floor mounted. When the section is hanging the hang height option determines where the top of the hanging sections will be placed. If you have the “Use 32mm System” Option turned on in the Closet Options Panel then the section height must be selected from a drop down list. This ensures the designer will always select a height that falls into 32mm increments. If the Use 32mm System is turned off then this will be a regular number field that will allow the designer to enter any number.

    Construction Options - Selecting this option will display the various construction options that can be adjusted.

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    Filler Options - This allows you to to add a filler to the left or right of the closet product

    CTF - This stands for Cut to Fit and allows you to make the top and bottom locking shelf cutlisted larger than the section width so the installer can cut the parts to fit in the opening.

    Add Cleat - This allows you include a cleat for each section for additional support. Once you turn on a cleat you will have another option to

    Add Backing - This will add backing to each section.

    Angle Top Front - This allows you to angle the top front of the closet. This can be used to make it easier for the installer to fit closet panels in small spaces. You can specify the height and depth for the angle

    Angle Top Rear - This allows you to angle the top rear of the closet. This can be used to fit the closet panels against an angled wall.

    Toe Kick Height - This changes the toe kick height

    Toe Kick Setback - This changes the toe kick setback

    1 Rear Notch - This allows you to notch the bottom rear of the closet panels to avoid existing base molding

    2 Rear Notch - This allows you to notch the bottom rear of the closet panels to avoid existing base molding. Since Base molding can have two steps you can create a double stepped notch to help the notch fit closer to the base molding profile.

    Machining Options - Selecting this option will display the various machining options that can be adjusted.

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    This interface is currently under development.

     

     

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