Mirroring A Cabinet

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Mirroring A Cabinet

Postby Tracey Marini » Tue, May 05 2015, 3:41PM

I'm fairly new to this software. Does anyone know if it has the capability to mirror a cabinet? If not, I think that would be a great feature to add in the future if possible.

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Re: Mirroring A Cabinet

Postby tim lucas » Wed, May 06 2015, 7:39AM

Hi Tracey,
Not sure why you would need to mirror a cabinet. Once you create a cabinet and save it, you can place it in a room as many times as you want.
Or in cabinet editor you can load it as many times as you want and create an assembly.
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Re: Mirroring A Cabinet

Postby Daniel Odom » Wed, May 06 2015, 7:56AM

It would be useful for custom non-symetrical cabinets where you need to have a left and a right version, would save a lot of time when doing custom work.

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Re: Mirroring A Cabinet

Postby Tracey Marini » Wed, May 06 2015, 8:55AM

Exactly Daniel.

For example, the situation that made me think of this is I have a medicine cabinet with a left hinge door. Behind the door I have two fixed shelves and a partition (held to to the right side of the cabinet) to create a space for a pull out magnifying mirror. Around those pieces are adustable shelves. I need a second unit with a right hinge door which means my fixed shelves and partition need to be on the opposite side of the cabinet. A mirroring featrure would've saved me a lot of time changing settings for all of my interior parts as well as having to remove some of them and put them back in.
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Re: Mirroring A Cabinet

Postby Ralph Balanik » Thu, May 07 2015, 5:57PM

Hi Tracey,
I am not sure of the construction methods or the shelf insets but changing your construction method slightly might allow you to build two identical units. For example, if you have a back on your cabinet and all of your partitions and fixed shelves are flush to the front of your cabinet,by using a plant on back you could just reverse the cabinet and use the back for the front of your second cabinet. It is not likely the solution you are looking for but it can see you through a job and save you the trouble of creating the cabinet twice. If your cabinet is symetrical top to bottom then sometimes turning it upside down might also serve your purpose. Again, without seeing your project it may or may not work. Just an idea. If you are just learning to use ther software You might want to look at the online training videos offered by thermwood. They have helped me a lot and I believe they are very reasonable in cost.

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