Inserting a countertop material into a passthrough window

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I have created a pass-through window from my kitchen into the living room.

Attached bitmap picture shows my example.

Homedesigner Pro 2019 does not let me place a countertop material on the pass-through ledge.  

Even though there is a cutout, the program treats it like a wall when I try and slide a countertop into it.


Any advice?

Thank you.




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You definitely can create a countertop on a pass through ledge.  You would just create a custom countertop on this area..

Why did you create a bmp file for visual?


You have a very nice design.. You would just use the custom countertop tool. It is found in the 3D view under Build - Cabinet - Custom countertop


Here is a snapshot of a project I am working on for you to see the dialog box.


I am no expert, but this is the only thing that I could see missing in your drawing.  I would use this method to draw my pass through for this design..


I hope this helps...



screenshot custom countertop dialog - for show.png

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Sorry for the bitmap.

Attached jpeg(s).

Basically, I would like to extend the countertop material  through the window cutout.

The cabinets are shallow recessed into the wall. Then the countertop on top of the cabinets will flow through the cutout.


I already tried creating the custom countertop. But when it came to sliding it into the window section to position it, it is blocked like an obstacle.

I also purposely tried making the counter smaller, not to hit any edges of the surrounding window.


Same problem if I try adjusting the countertop properties in the cabinet itself.  It will not allow anything to overlap into the window space. 




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Hold Control while dragging the Custom Countertop through the opening.




I see you said Pro 2019, you can help everyone by adding this info to your signature (see below for how to turn them on) by clicking on your user name at the top right of the page, click Account Settings, then Signature on the left.


Doing so makes it always available, and keeps others from having to hunt for it.


And, turn on signature display too.






Resources for self help:


The built in Help System (always a good place to start)




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Quick update.

I was able to place the countertop when I was in dollhouse view.

I just dragged the countertop and fitted it into the cutout.   Not sure if that was the right procedure.

In fact, dollhouse view seemed to be the easiest to make all the adjustments.

See jpeg.

Thank you, everybody, for responding.


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