18 Conclusion

To conclude this tutorial set on how to create casework families, let’s look in 3-D at what we’ve created.

Change this to a shaded view, so we can see we’ve created a family where we can add multiple materials.

Let's add some materials for the door face as well. Click Edit Type, and duplicate this timber veneer. Duplicate the material by right-clicking and selecting duplicate.

Name it it Timber Door Face Material.

Go to the appearance tab, and duplicate the asset. Then, add a new asset.

Expand the Appearance folder. Find the Wood folder and expand it. Select Panels.

Let’s make it plywood. Double-click on Plywood. Close the Asset Browser. Plywood is listed as the new asset .

We can create one more material for the drawers. Open the drawers category. Duplicate Timber, and name it Drawer Material.

Again, go to the appearance tab, and duplicate the asset. Open the asset browser. Let's do something interesting. Expand the Appearance folder.

Expand the Glass folder. Find blue glazing and double click it.

Now we have a joinery unit that has multiple materials that can be rendered nicely. These joinery units are some of the other families that we loaded in while we were working on the project. Delete them.

Let’s see how this is looking. Go to Edit Type. We should have the ability to turn off some of the doors. Let’s turn both doors off. Click OK.

The drawers are in there with different colors. Go to an elevation. The drawers look good with their symbolic lines. Copy the joinery unit.

Go to Edit Type and duplicate the family. Name it Casework with Doors. With this type, we can turn the doors on.

Change the height of the joinery unit to be 1500.

Turn the drawers off.

We have so much versatility and variety with this one casework unit. We can really explore many different options, and it can really become the basis for a lot of our joinery designs.

Everything that we covered in this tutorial is the backbone for how our office models all our cupboards in kitchens and bathrooms and bedrooms. It will really speed up your workflow by just creating one family with a few different parameters. With this family, creating a whole walk in wardrobe won’t take you any longer than 10 minutes!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the tutorial. Happy learning!

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