Author Topic: Creating 3-D Cabinetry: a step by step example of a cash wrap design  (Read 1262 times)


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This series of tutorials shows a variety of tools and techniques you can use for building the design of a cash wrap (cashier's station) in 3-D or for any 3-D project.

The example has many features to show some of many ideas you can incorporate. It is an advanced design, so use the ideas for inspiration! It is suggested that for your own work, you should start with more simplified designs at first as you gain practice. You can always modify and add to your design as you go along as you gain confidence and understanding!

Pick and choose from the different tools and methods you will see here as you work on your own unique projects, depending on what you need to feature. You are not expected to use them all!...The videos are meant to show an approach to thinking and working in 3 dimensional space, which is quite different than working in 2-D, so do not watch them to "memorize"; instead, watch them simply to see the approach...You can reference other tutorials in this area of the HELP FORUM For more brief, step by step instructions on individual tools and commands as needed.

Remember that 3-D work takes time and A LOT OF PATIENCE, but it is also a lot of fun and there are unlimited possibilities! The videos are sequential, and each only 5 minutes, so please take a look!        Cash Wrap part 1 
(finding inspiration for your design, preliminary steps and setting up your environment to work in 3-D)    Cash Wrap part 2
(drafting your plan view, making copies of your components as you work, starting to extrude and subtract!)     Cash Wrap part 3
(building the components of your design, EXTRUDE, POLYLINES and PEDIT)            Cash Wrap part 4
(using cleanly drafted lines, using spare parts, extruding countertops)      Cash Wrap part 5
(extruding solids vs. surfaces, extruding curved solids and the cabinetry base)     Cash Wrap part 6
(assembling the cabinet base and top, placing and rotating doors)           Cash Wrap part 7
(using a solid object as a subtraction tool, making a toe kick and placing countertops)      Cash Wrap part 8
(using guidelines and OSNAP points to align and assemble components)     Cash Wrap part 9
(making a cutout and a grommet hole using subtract and preparing the upper countertop)      Cash Wrap part 10
(the final assembly, visual style options and saving...remember to back up your work!)

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