Creating a base cabinet is long process through four applications: a 3D modelling software, Geometry Editor, 3DCloud and Assembly Editor, with many back and forth between 3DCloud and Assembly Editor; and finally you arrive to the Kitchen Planner.
This process should be done with the constant perspective of the result displayed to the customer in the Kitchen Planner. It recovers so much from 3DCloud and from Assembly Editor.
Each time you write a description or a display name, you write something that will be displayed to the customer.
Each time you opt for a continuous length or variation, you opt for a value field in the Kitchen Planner.
Each time you opt for a discrete length or variation, you opt for a list of choices in the Kitchen Planner.
When creating labels and parameters, remember that capitalization matters.
More difficult is to work with the perspective of the relations within the whole process. Remember that each parameter in Assembly Editor must have its duplicate in 3DCloud and vice versa.
Keep the data model in mind when creating the pyramid of components that will result in the top-assembly. Moreover, do not define parameters that are not required at this stage of the data model. Remember that the dimension parameters are the only parameters that are mandatory for every product in 3DCloud, whether it is a single product, a sub-assembly or a top-assembly. Other parameters have specific intentions, either depending on the level of assembly, or on the expected result in the Kitchen Planner.
We hope that you will use this sample cabinet to try different combinations and go further with our ByMe applications!