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Imported 3D Symbol Cabinets Stay on Floor

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Hi.  I'm a relatively new user to Home Designer Suite 2016 (latest release).  I've been working on a new kitchen layout, and since we are looking at going with Kraftmaid cabinets, I am trying to import 3D symbols of the cabinets from Kraftmaid's loaded cabinets in the 3D Warehouse.

 

I've tried several cabinets (ie. Wall Double Door 42H), . I successfully downloaded (SketchUp 2015 Model) and imported the .skp file, and loaded it into the User Catalog.

 

For the life of me, though, I can't get the damn things off the floor when I try to add them to my kitchen layout.  I've tried adding them in both 3D and Floor Plan modes.  Home Designer Suite will always place the cabinets lying down with their back on the floor. No matter what I've tried, I can't move them upright onto the wall.  I've tried variations, different symbols, different ages.  Nothing seems to make a difference.

 

I assume (hope) that this is a noob thing, and I apologize if it's a "stupid noob" thing.

 

Can someone please tell me how i can do this?

 

Thanks!

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I can't help with your question, but have you attempted to model the Kraftmaid cabinets using the tools provided with Suite?

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Go to the Library click Architectural>cabinets>style template cabinets.

 

If you don't like the face of the cabinet doors/drawers click Cabinets>doors, drawers and panels.

 

When you download from 3d warehouse some of the objects have to be rotated using SketchUp.

 

The software comes with most of what you need.

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Thirding what the other folks have said, the easiest/best option is just get the cabinet models as close as you can in the software itself rather than mucking about with importing.

Or, if you want to do extra work anyway, maybe post on ChiefTalk in Seeking Services and ask someone with Premier who has the KraftMaid cabinet catalog designed for Chief Architect programs to replace the cabinets with the ones you want to use, mark the plan to be able to be edited in Home Designer, and return the modified version to you.

Or, as already suggested, you can also use the free version of SketchUp to rotate the symbols before you import them in to Home Designer so that they are at the proper orientation.

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Did you figure out how to fix your cabinet problem?  I'm having the same problem with wolf appliances.  They all are laying on their backs on the floor.

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Did you figure out how to fix your cabinet problem?  I'm having the same problem with wolf appliances.  They all are laying on their backs on the floor.

 

Same solution as suggested previously.

 

 

Or, as already suggested, you can also use the free version of SketchUp to rotate the symbols before you import them in to Home Designer so that they are at the proper orientation.

 

KB-00888: Importing 3D Symbols

 

From the article:

"If the symbol is not at the correct orientation when imported, such as is on its side rather than upright, then you will need to modify the original file in SketchUp, save it, and then import the modified version of it in to Home Designer."

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