Modifying a Dovetailed Drawer

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Suppose you're drawing a dresser and you're working on the drawers. Rather than draw each drawer separately, modify a copy of the first one to fit each of the other openings as needed. Remember to use Make Unique on the components that will be modified or you'll modify the drawers you don't want to change.

In the attached video, I demonstrate how to add height to a drawer by making a left to right selection around a portion of the geometry and then Moving the selected geometry. If you need to make a drawer wider or narrower, you could use the same sort of technique to move the geometry on one end of the drawer front, back and bottom. Then just move the affected side component.

Although I didn't show it in the video, it is a simple matter to add dovetail sockets and pins if needed as the drawer gets deeper. Drag a left to right selection box around an  existing socket or pin and with Ctrl+Move copy the selection and move it into place. Use guidelines to layout the locations for these new details.

As always, questions?


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