ScottyBAK

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Hi, I'm working on CA x10 Interiors.  I have a kitchen with high ceilings and stacked cabinets, but can't figure out a good way to have all the cabinet nomenclature/labels to show in plan.  If I fudge it in the plan, the elevations expose my work-around.  I'd like to see both layers of labels in plan--any way around this other than manually moving each cabinet layer's label?  I suppose manually moving the non-displaying label elsewhere in the plan may work...Many thanks. Scott

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Figure out where you want the label for one cabinet and check the label offset (y=16 in example) then select by match properties ( I use a hotkey) select the height (42") enter, enter again and change the y offset. You may want to change the base cabinets offset as well. AND you might want to slightly reduce your label size. I use schedules with callouts to avoid this problem and facilitate ordering.

Oh and images formats are preferred if it's just an image since then no download needed.

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Thanks MarkMc, I'll take a look at that.  We currently don't use cabinet schedules in our drawings, as a separate Woodmode Order form provides that information to our installer. We might take a look at incorporating schedules though, thanks.

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Also, I wasn't sure about how to upload an image--thanks for the pointers, MarckMc.

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1 hour ago, ScottyBAK said:

Thanks MarkMc, I'll take a look at that.  We currently don't use cabinet schedules in our drawings, as a separate Woodmode Order form provides that information to our installer. We might take a look at incorporating schedules though, thanks.

Even if it does schedules make it a easier to get the information into an order (WM or any other). A lot cleaner IMO. I'm doing a free webinar July 11th on schedules and ordering in. Posted elsewhere in the QA on how to sign up.

 

I worked for a BH/WM dealer for 8 yrs. The distributor in NY wanted plans done the way you're doing them (they also wanted all the mods/options listed on the plans-got messy IMO. If I had to do that nowadays I'd be making it automatic from the cabinet. 5b3538ef2fca7_Compoundlabel.thumb.png.5b5dda3435ec6ba0199a821a9a76ff4f.png

 

Would have to revisit the Chief WM cat. Did a project for my former employer a year ago. The BM/WM cats in Chief have some advantages but I'd still be hacking it if I had to use it steadily but it's a head start :)

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