Placing Cabinets Without Smart Placer

There are two positioning boxes that appear in your tool box when you go to place a cabinet. Using your mouse, position the cabinet on the wall near the spot where it will actually be placed, then release your mouse. Do not touch your mouse again until the cabinet is placed. Next, determine the distance from either end of the wall to the cabinet you are placing. If it is the distance to the right wall, press the F2 key on your keyboard. Next, enter the distance from the right wall to the cabinet using the numbers on the keyboard. Then press Enter. You can do the same thing from the left side using F3. By following this procedure, you will be able to place the cabinet in exactly the desired distance.

Another way of placing the cabinets with or without Smart Placer is to set the Cabinet on the wall it is to be placed on. Using the directional arrow keys on your keyboard move the cabinet into place. The cabinets will move in the same direction as the key you press. The keys move the cabinets in increments of 1/32 of an inch. However, the increments can be increased by using the following combinations.

  • Arrow Key + Ctrl = 1/4" movement
  • Arrow Key + Shift = 1" movement
  • Arrow Key + Ctrl + Shift = 8" movement

When you have positioned the cabinet exactly where you want it, press the enter key on your keyboard to place the cabinet.