3D Analyzer Cabinet Generator Pro

3D Analyzer Cabinet Generator Pro

Win32 and 64, English

3D Analyzer Software Pty Limited
3D Analyzer Cabinet Generator Pro, draws 3D cabinets in Autodesk® AutoCAD®. It helps to draw cabinets in 3D, including all part Carcases, Doors, Drawer Fronts, Drawers, etc.

General Usage Instructions

Tutorial

This section shows the way cabinet generator is best used. It is a quick tutorial and shows the concept of generating cabinets. For in-dept information, please refer to the individual topics in the Using Cabinet Generator section below for each dialog window.

Start by selecting the Cabinets Tab in the Ribbon:

Tip:
We suggest that you select 3D Modeling workspace in your AutoCAD settings. This will give you access to more 3D modeling tools.

The Cabinets Tab will show:
Start a new drawing by selecting the Template, a new drawing will be loaded, save it with a new name to a folder of your choice.

Tip:  you can customize your own template including your company logo. See Global Settings section of this help file.

Start drawing a wall using 2D Tools

Enter 700 into the Wall Length field, then press Start and then the Up arrow. This starts a Polyline in a northerly direction. Now enter 2000 into the Wall Length field and press the right arrow.

Enter again 700 and press the down arrow. You have now created a 2000mm long wall recess. You can now turn this polyline into a 3-dimensional wall by clicking the Select Object button in the 3D Wall section.

Tip:  Adjust wall height and thickness before selecting the object

Tip:  you can create the 3D wall at a later stage if you like, it is only a graphical feature and is not needed for the creation of 3D cabinets.

Go back to a plan view by clicking Reset Floor Plan Orientation.
Now you are ready for inserting some cabinets:

Select Base Cabinets in Object Type in the Floor Plan Objects section.
Then select your cabinet: BU1DLH is a Base Unit, 1 door left hand hinged.

Click on Insert Object

Place the block into the LH corner. If you press the Ctrl key during the insertion process, you can cycle through different insertion points. It works clockwise around the block.
if you click the block again you can use the grips to place it at the desired position or stretch it to a specific size.
Use the Move Grip to move the whole block to a new position.

The Align Grip is used to position the block to wall that is in an angle or perpendicular to the x axis.

The Stretch Grip is very powerful and can be used to change the size of the cabinet.

When you click the grip, you can drag it to a desired position or enter a specific size via keyboard entry.

Now, click the top LH grip and drag it to the right. Type 20 then enter, you now have moved it 20mm from the wall.

Stretch the cabinet to 500mm by selecting the RH stretch grip and enter 500 through your keyboard.

Now select 2D tools again and select your next cabinet: BU4DRW for a Base Unit, 4 drawers.

Finish it with a Base Unit 1 Door RH and switch to the Tall Cabinets Object Types and select a Tall Cabinet 1 Door RH and place it into the RH corner.

Stretch it to the left to join the base cabinet.

Now it’s time to put the put the plinth in

Select Plinth in Object Type and then the PLINTH_STRAIGHT object.

Insert it just at the back-LH corner of the first cabinet.

Then stretch it to the right, flush with the RH cabinet side.

Now it’s time to see in 3D what we have created so far:

Click the 3DTools

Click on the SE corner of the Orientation Wheel to get an isometric view.

Then click on Populate All and watch the cabinets being generated.

For better visuality you can change the view style from 2D Wireframe to Conceptual or X-Ray.

The quickest way is to click at the top left corner of the Model Space Viewport and change the View style to Conceptual.

The only thing missing now is the bench top.
Go back to a 2D floor plan by clicking at the Plan button of the 3D Tools Orientation wheel and set back the view style to 2D Wireframe.

For better view of the 2D floor plan, click Freeze all Cabs in the 3DTools dialog box. This will hide only the 3D cabinets; your floor plan stays intact.

You can make them appear again by clicking on Thaw.

Select a bench top with a sink in the 2D Tools dialog box:

Insert the bench top into the LH back corner and stretch it all the way to the RH tall cabinet. Adjust the position of the sink so the bowl sits inside of the third cabinet.

Now check out the 3D generation

Looks like we have the wrong cabinet under the sink.

The top rails are interfering with the sink.

We can change this easily

Go into the plan view and click on Delete all Cabinets in 3DTools.

Then delete the cabinet block under the sink.

Now insert a right hand 1 door sink cabinet and stretch it to the tall cabinet.

Now click on Populate All in the 3DTools.

All cabinets will be redrawn with the correct one under the sink.

Layouts and Printing:

You can create various layouts, showing Elevations, Plan views, Sections.

The first Layout page is a viewport showing a plan of your current arrangement.

If you just want to print a floor plan without all 3D cabinet lines, choose Freeze all Cabs in 3DTools.

You can get the 3D cabinets back by clicking on Thaw.

Page 2 to 5 can be used to create your shop drawings.

Start in page 2 and select 3D Tools then under the Lay-out Tools, click on Create Elevation.
Select a point somewhere on Page 2 and place the elevation viewport.

You can use the center grip to make fine adjustments or change the scale.

Now click on Create Section in 3D Tools.

You will be asked to select the base view, in our instance the just created elevation.
Click the elevation and now place the section pane arrows as shown below. Press enter and now you will be asked to place the section to the left or right of the elevation

Now add some dimensions:

Select Set Dimension Defaults in 3D Tools to start the dimensioning process.

Then click on Dimension Line and select 2 points on the lay out.
Continue with more dimensions.

Click on Page 6 lay out tab and you will see a 3D view of the generated cabinets:

Double click into the viewport to zoom and pan your view to suit your layout.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

ANZTEMPLATE

To open a new template drawing, click the command line. Depending your settings, either a template specified in your global settings will be loaded or if no specific settings were made, the Default template will be loaded.

ANZ2DTOOLS

Clicking the 2D Tools icon opens a dialog box with various tools to draw floor plans and cabinet lay outs.

ANZ3DTOOLS

3D Tools is a collection of utilities to assist you in generating 3D cabinets from your drawn floor plan.

ANZJOBSET

Job Settings lets you specify all cabinet parameters, materials , heights, thicknesses used on a specific Job and they can be saved in your Documents or Job folder for easy retrieval .

ANZPOPULATE

Create 3D is a tool to select one or more blocks to create 3D assemblies. It is similar to Populate All but it wont delete existing assemblies.

ANZPPROP

This function allows you to edit or add Part Properties to a 3D solid object so 3D Analyzer can process it. There are a few fields with a look up to the Analyzer database for easier selection.

ANZSTART

3D Analyzer will analyze the position and orientation of all parts in relation to each other and depending on the selected construction method will set machining properties accordingly.

ANZGLOBALSET

Global Settings lets you specify all cabinet parameters, materials , heights, thicknesses used as a company standard. It can be copied into Job Settings and used as a base to customize each specific Job.

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin.

You may need to restart the Autodesk product to activate the app/plug-in.

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

Known Issues

Contact

Company Name: 3D Analyzer Software Pty Limited

Author/Company Information

3D Analyzer Software Pty Limited

Support Information

Support is available from support@3danalyzersoftware.com

Version History

Version Number Version Description

2.0.1

2.0.1 1/3/19 Version tested witk AutoCAD 2018 / 2019. No issues found - Light Version

2.0.0

New Version - version V2.0.0, Version tested with AutoCAD 2018 and 2019. No issues found

V1.1.9

version V1.1.9, compatible with AutoCAD® 2017

V1.1.8

Improved function to look up helper on installation

V1.1.7

Fixed issues with the look up helper blocking the trial licence

V1.1.6

Fixed Help Files - Installation, Features and FAQ

V1.1.5

Bug fixes in:- Doors function and Parts Properties. Carcase set-out only in Door function then the Door height button is not highlighted Set the value for Front height              

V1.1.4

 

Fixed the issue with the Reset to Defaults, and when licence is invalid or expired it should go straight to the registration window.

 

Also implemented is a limitation to values that can be entered to prevent long loops for base intermediates , doors and drawer fronts when someone enters extreme values.

 

1.1.3

 

Changes to licence registration

 

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