Solu Profile Rail - User Guide

Contents of this Article...

  • Pull Material Parameters
  • Top Rail Logic
  • Cabinet Level Attributes
  • Mid Rail Logic
  • Mid Rail Attributes
  • Pull Schedule - Profile Rail - Solu
    • Door Pull - Solu Shadowline 42.2mm
    • Drawer Pull - Solu Shadowline 52.1mm
  • Cross Section Example
  • Sectioning a Cabinet
    • Activate the mid rail
    • Spanning multiple cabinets
    • Drawer clearances
    • Adjust mid rail position
  • How to shape the end further

Pull Material Parameters

Note: This package uses the existence of the "Profile Rail" pull material to trigger the exposed rails. The pull material has parameters to control the rail sizes.

  • Right Click Profile Rail pull material > Properties > Parameters

Top Rail Logic

  • You need to have a drawer, a false front, a door or a panel with a pull on it to activate the top rail on your Base or Vanity cabinet
  • Since the fronts are either handle-less or the door edge is mitered you wont actually have a pull on the door, however, the existence of this pull is the trigger for the profile rails
  • When activated - Use cabinet attributes to deactivate, adjust or hide
  • Height and depth of the top rail is determined by the Door Pull Material DX and DZ parameters (example in preceding image)

Cabinet Level Attributes

  • Profile Rail - Top Rail
    • Activate and deactivate the top rail and end cut outs
  • Profile Rail - Top Rail (Adjust Left)
    • Adjusts the top rail left
  • Profile Rail - Top Rail (Adjust Right)
    • Adjusts the top rail right
  • Profile Rail - Top Rail (Hide)
    • Hide the top rail when a rail from another cabinet spans this rail space
    • This option keeps end and partition cut outs for the top rail while the rail is hidden

Mid Rail Logic

  • You need to have a drawer, a false front, a door or a panel with a pull on it to activate a mid rail on any cabinet type
  • Click on the face split between fronts in section view and give rails their width on the side bar (52.1mm)
  • Adjust Rail left and right to cut through partitions and ends
  • Depth of the rail is determined by the pull material DZ parameter (example in preceding image)

Mid Rail Attributes

  • Dado Operation (Left)
  • Dado Operation (Right)
    • Only use dado operations when the rail doesn't cut all the way through the end or partition
    • Enter operation depth to activate end rebates
  • Rail (Hide)
    • Hide the rail when another rail spans this rail space
    • This option keeps end and partition cut outs for the mid rail

Job Properties > Cabinet > Hardware > Pull Schedule

  • Profile Rail - Solu

Cross Section Example

Sectioning a Cabinet - Activating a Mid Rail

  1. Section Editor > Face > Left Click Horizontal Face Split (Note width is 0mm)
  2. Enter your size (Solu Shadowline 52.1mm)
  3. Use Left and Right adjustments to push the rail through ends and partitions

Note: Left and Right Adjustments can be used to span the rail to the correct size for the nest - We would still set up the rail in the adjoining cabinet to push through the ends. Then use the Mid Rail Attribute to "Hide" it, removing it from the reports

Example of Spanning Multiple Cabinets

The Mid Rail Right Adjustment is set to span 516.5mm
Then I set the cabinet attribute for the Top Rail to 500mm

Here is the result...

Drawer Clearances are automatic because we are using Cabinet Vision Parts introduced into the cabinet from the Section Editor

Drawer clearances are automatic, however, the Mid Rail is positioned centrally in height as seen when reviewing the end view above.

Exception: We have automated Drawer Front adjustments from the CV12 download - Use Public Variable on UCS number 3 to move the mid rail down...

Adjusting the Mid Rail Position

Use Top and Bottom Size Adjustments for each Front to effectively move the position of the rail...

  1. Section Editor > Face > Left Click the top drawer front
  2. Size Adjustment > Bottom (Subtract suitable value)
  3. Edit remaining door or drawer front top and bottom size adjustments as needed
  4. Review your set up from the end view again

End Shaping - You're able to edit the shape of ends and partitions a little more

Follow these steps to keep the Library Part shape and edit a little further - In this example I will take a chunck out from the top edge of the right end.

  1. Take the part to part level (Double Click the part in one of the orthographic views)
  2. Shape End for Profile Rail - Toggle attribute to use shape editor
  3. Edit Shape as normal
  4. Return and save shape