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One cabinet door - but three panels?

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Hello, 

I've upgraded to X9 and can't seem to figure out how to make one cabinet door (inset) with three panels.  Any ideas?

Thanks,

Danielle

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30 minutes ago, Chris_Kelly said:

export it as a 3ds, then import it as a 3d symbol

 

No need to export and import. Convert to a symbol and choose Cabinet Door.

 

Here is a video going over the procedure of doing a new door and saving.

 

 

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Is this what you mean?Doors.thumb.png.a44cd393a1eba53a908dd2acd301a5b6.png

These are made using a cabinet- panels are "side panel inset". I have a bunch of door symbols that are panels without frames that I use as wainscott or to make door symbols.

I've posted "kit" plans over in symbols in the past. Also instructions for doing it and Michael (Alaskan Son) did a vid on it in tips I think.

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yes!  The one on the right.  MarkMc.  I'm spending an hour trying to create it with polylines.  How do I get to convert to a symbol?

 

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With a multi-panel door you have to watch stretch zones and planes. Normally cabinet door symbols work best with stretch zones as opposed to planes. Problem is you can't have multiple zones, only multiple planes. Make the door symbol close (or better yet) exactly the size you need if at all possible. Using cabinets to build the symbol allows making new sized symbols quickly using the same plan. Attached shows zones on a single door cabinet where the center rail is set to align with base cabinets. The double door rail is also set that way but in this case the stiles resized to be slightly off once the door was configured to the correct size.

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