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EasyKitchen

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  • Working with sections

SketchUp

Working with parameters

EasyKitchen

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  • Working with sections

SketchUp

The EasyKitchen library uses the parametric furniture design method. This means that to make changes to any module, you do not need to manually redraw it. It is enough to enter certain parameters and apply them. The module will change according to them. This is the fastest and most convenient way to design.


So, to display the parameters of a module or component, select it with the mouse and open the parameters window by clicking on the corresponding button on the toolbar of the dynamic components plugin:

Плагин динамических компонентов SketchUp

A similar window will appear with many options with which you can make various changes to the component:

Окно параметров SketchUp

After the necessary parameters have been entered, you need to click the "Apply" button, which is located at the bottom of the window.

Parameter types

Parameters are editable and informational. Accordingly, you can make changes to editable ones, but not to informational ones. They only display useful information.

Editable options come in the form of text fields or drop-down lists. After making changes to the text parameter or selecting a parameter from the list, you need to click the "Apply" button ("Apply" in the English version of the SketchUp program) at the bottom of this window. After a moment, all changes will be applied to the currently selected component.


Some options are marked with an asterisk (*). The attribute of such a parameter contains a formula that calculates something. For example, the length of drawer guides in modules is calculated by default, taking into account the depth of the cabinet and indents. It is very convenient. You do not need to manually change this setting if the hull depth has changed.


These parameters can also be changed to your liking. Thus, great flexibility of the library modules is achieved.

But it is important to remember that any change to the parameter with an asterisk will cause the formula to be overwritten (even if you just click on the text area of ​​such a parameter, then apply the changes!).


After the formula is removed from the attribute of this parameter, you will have to make all changes manually. If you need to restore the formula, you will have to take a new module from the library.

Nested component parameters

Remember that not only modules have parameters, but also its internal components. Many parameters of nested components have formulas for linking to the main module, so there are many more asterisks in them. But at any time, you can change any parameter to fine-tune the design of the module.


Also, nested components can have unique settings that cannot be configured from the main module. For example, change the chamfer of the facade or change the indentation of the hinges from the top and bottom edges of the facade.

The speed of making changes

In most cases, changes to modules and components via parameters are instantaneous. But some modules have a complex structure with many nested components. Especially the ones with drawers. In this case, changes are made in a couple of seconds. It may take a little longer if the PC is not powerful enough.

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