Handle: Shadow Rails how Apply and Remove V11

Handle: Shadow Rails how Apply and Remove V11

Shadow Rail – Apply and Remove

NOTE: For greater detail on the settings of the Shadow rails, please look at the article; Shadow Rails - Drawing properties explained)

This document will discuss:
  1. How to set-up Shadow (or Finger) Rails
  2. How the shadow rail gaps are automatically calculated
  3. Removing handles and rail edging

Apply Rails and Define Cutouts

In Drawing properties [F4], open the ‘Include’ page of the ‘Shadow Rails’ category. To apply a rail to your cabinets, tick the applicable checkboxes to define when the cutouts should be applied.

NOTES: On this tab you define the parameters for when ‘shadow rails’ are used for doors and drawers. The cutouts are notched into the ends, mullions and divisions.

The cutouts can also be turned on/off depending on whether there are multiple doors in the cabinet (i.e. in a tall cabinet with a lower and upper door). Note that as well as setting for the Floor, Wall and Tall, there is also the ability to separately control the Bench cabinets.

Cutouts are applied above all drawer fronts and floor doors, above any lower doors and below any upper doors.


For customers using a machining software product, the ‘Machining’ page describes the parameters for when ‘shadow rails’ are used for doors and drawers, is similar except for options that control width and oversize of cutout as shown:

Cabinet Properties

The cutouts can be individually controlled at cabinet level, where you can select which ends, divisions and mullions are notched out. Ability to add 'Shadow Line Rails' to Floor cabinets. Also note the following:
  1. Auto calculation of Door and Drawer gaps when shadow lines used.
  2. Ability to display and cut rails added to Tall cabinets.
  3. Ability to just have a rail for the top drawer added.

Auto Shadow Rail Gaps Calculation This gap is automatically calculated and used instead of the DoorGapTop when a shadow rail is used. For example, if the shadow settings were as follows:
  1. Rail Height = 50mm on the ‘Settings’ page
  2. Overlap with top of door = 10mm
  3. When the shadow rail is turned on for the particular cabinet type then the gap at the top of the door is automatically overridden with 40mm.


Remove Handles

To ‘Remove All Handles’ from Drawing, open Properties [F4], open the ‘Positioning’ page of the ‘... Handles’ category. Simply tick checkbox ‘Remove Handles’.

Your cabinet now should look like this:

Cabinet Properties The defaults can be changed on individual cabinets if required. There are separate settings for the Doors and Drawer Fronts - See ‘Positioning’ page of the ‘... Handles’ category.

Handles can be also be removed on the ‘Positioning’ page of the ‘Door Handles’ category as shown here:

Remove Edging

If the rail does not require edging then in Drawing properties, open the ‘Shadow’ page of the ‘MaterialsAdvanced’ category. Then simply untick the checkboxes next to the numbers under the ‘Edge:Shadow’ heading. The numbers are references to the side of the rail as indicated in the grey & red image to the right side.

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