I have waited a very long time to ask this question, however I have had some requests for this feature and I cannot find anything in the forum. If anyone knows of another topic regarding this then please let me know.
Please find attached “Global Kitchen Cabinet Handles”.skp.
There are many ways to do what I am trying to achieve, so I am open to hearing what other people are doing within their workflow and which suit them best. The Cabinets models attached do not yet have any handles created.
I would like to add 2 x sizes of handles (128mm and 320mm centers) to my Cabinets range. The purpose at the moment is for visual purposes only.
Options I am aware of currently:
Create the range of handles as a DC for each Cabinet. This requires you to click on each Cabinet in the Kitchen and change the handles per Cabinet. I can create these already with my basic knowledge of macros. In my opinion, quite a slow process, however, it means you can choose the direction (horizontal or vertical) and size of the handle correctly to suit the size of the Cabinet selected.
Have some kind of global macro or tool bar option created where after selecting all the cabinets in one go, you simply use some created tool or option to change all the handles in one go e.g all Cabinets to have 128mm center handles. In my opinion this is very fast, however, how would you then change only one Cabinet at a time to e.g. a wider 320mm centered handle to go onto a Drawers Cabinet say 900mm wide, when all the other Cabinets have smaller 128mm handles? Another question is how also would you change the direction of a handle from horizontal to vertical? Could this also be done individually after a global change?
Some Cabinets like Pantries for example would only have the larger 320mm handles, where as a Base Drawer Cabinet would have both 128mm & 320mm handles depending on the Drawer Cabinets width.
I’d be keen to hear from anyone about this.
Wolfgang from NZ
Global Kitchen Cabinet Handles.skp (220.3 KB)