Shadow Rail – Apply and Remove
This document will discuss:
- How to set-up Shadow (or Finger) Rails
- How the shadow rail gaps are automatically calculated
- 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
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
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
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
- Auto calculation of Door and
Drawer gaps when shadow
- Ability to display and cut
rails added to Tall cabinets.
- 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
For example, if the shadow settings
were as follows:
- Rail Height = 50mm
on the ‘Settings’ page
- Overlap with top of door
- When the shadow rail is turned on for the
particular cabinet type then the gap at the
top of the door is automatically overridden
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:
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
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
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