Drawing Products (Written)

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    What are Products

    Products are assemblies that are made up of inserts. They are typically defined in a python module, and this is where you will find all of the cabinets, counter tops, and main appliances. The product libraries can be found in the library drop down menu in the file browser header.

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    Products Placement Options

    Drawing Products is one of the most common actions you will be preforming when using the cabinet library add-on. It is important to be aware of all of the different placement options.

    Placing on Floor

    When you drag a product into the scene you can place the product at the cursors location by hovering over any mesh that is not part of a wall or product. This is a good way to place cabinets for kitchen islands where cabinets are not placed on walls. 

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    Place on Wall

    Most of the cabinets that will be drawn will be placed on walls. To place a cabinet on a wall drag a product into the scene and hover your mouse over a wall mesh. You will notice that the product will snap to the wall and copy it's rotation. 

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    Using the Right Click Wall Placement Interface

    When placing on a wall you can right click to bring up the product placement interface. This interface will help you fill gaps and place products with multiple quantities.

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    Selected Point - With this option selected the product will be place at the place where you right clicked

    Fill - With this option selected the product will fill the available space where you right clicked on a wall

    Fill Left - With this option selected the product will fill the available space to the left of the product where you right clicked

    Left - With this option selected the product will be place as far to the left as possible without changing size

    Center - With this options selected the product will be centered in the available space on the wall without changes sizes. 

    Right - With this option selected the product will be place as far to the right as possible without changing size

    Fill Right - With this option selected the product will fill the available space to the right of the product where you right clicked

    Quantity - This will change the number of product that will be placed on the wall

    Dimensions - This will change the size of the product that is being placed 

    Offset Left - This will offset the product the amount entered here. This is typically used for fillers.

    Offset Right - This will offset the product the amount entered here. This is typically used for fillers.

    Z Location - This will change the products height above the floor.

    Placing next to Products

    You can also quickly place cabinets next to each other by hovering your mouse over a product. If your cursor is closer to the left side of the product then the cabinet will be place on the left. If your cursor is closer to the right side of the product then the cabinet will be placed on the right.

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