Assign Standards

Cabinet Solutions creates each cabinet with a file of information called a standards file. This file is stored with each cabinet and gives that cabinet the instructions it needs to be constructed. If every cabinet within a job has the same standards file saved with it, they will all be built the same way. However, there may be times when individual cabinets or rooms of cabinets to differ from the rest of the job. The "Assign Standards" button is a tool that allows cabinets to be selected or highlighted in a room so different standards can be assigned.

Note: Once a cabinets individual Cabinet Standards has been changed, any changes to the Job Standards will not affect that one cabinet.  Resetting a cabinet to your Job Standards is possible and will be explained in this chapter.

To Assign Standards to one or more cabinets within this room:

  1. In the Place Cabinets Screen, click on the Assign Standards button in the Tool Box to the right of the screen. A new Tool Box appear. Cabinets can now be selected to have new standards applied to them. 
  2. To select a cabinet, simply move the mouse cursor to where it is touching the cabinet to change then click the left mouse button. The outline of the cabinet that is selected will change colors to a bright blue. This indicates which cabinets have been selected.
  3. Continue clicking on cabinets until all cabinets have been highlighted to be changed. Click on the "Select All Cabinets" button to change all the cabinets in this particular room.
    • Note: By clicking on a cabinet a second time causes the cabinet to become "deselected" and that cabinet then won't get its standards changed.
  4. Once all the cabinets in the group of cabinets are selected to change, click on the "Prepare Standards" button. This will open up the standards window.
  5. Go in and manually change the standards to be changed for this group of cabinets. If there is a set of standards saved in your list of standards files, simply click on the Load Standards button and open the standards file to apply to this group of cabinets.
  6. Once standards have been set or modified, click on the "Apply to Selected Cabinet(s)" button. The changes are now in affect.

To check if a cabinet has been customized, hover the mouse over a cabinet and check the left side of the screen. The last line above the cabinet tool box will show if the cabinet is created with Job Standards or Cabinet Standards. If Cabinet Standards is displayed, then that cabinet is no longer following any changes made to the Job Standards. 

If you move your mouse cursor around, as it touches each cabinet information about that cabinet appears in the top of the Tool Box. Included in that information is whether a cabinet follows the Job Standards or its own individual Cabinet Standards. Remember, any cabinet that uses Cabinet Standards will not be affected if you change the Job Standards. 

To get a cabinet back to using Job Standards, simply click on the cabinet to select it. Then click on the "Apply Job Standards" button. This cabinet will now respond to any changes you make in the Job Standards.