In eShowers, cutouts are added to a shower design via the addition of fittings which have cutouts such as clamps and hinges or by manually adding them in the cutouts tab of the shower builder screen
Inspecting Cutout Information for Hardware Items Already Added to a Shower Design
- Open the fittings tab in the shower builder
- Select the hardware item you wish to adjust the cutout information for
- Click on the edit properties button
- The properties of the part are displayed, you can now continue to click on the edit symbol for the cutout
- Select the cutout type and enter the appropriate dimensions into the required fields.
- Click OK to save the cutout and then OK again to save the properties of that part
If there are multiple of the same part in your fittings screen you will need to adjust the cutout information for each of them. To globally adjust the cutout credentials for all new jobs you edit edit the part properties by double clicking the part in the part catalogue
Manually Adding Cutouts to a Shower Design
- Click on the cutouts tab in the shower builder
- Click the "Add Cutout" button and you will be presented with the Cutout Editor screen.
- To add a cutout, click on the edit symbol next to the cutout type and continue to add the relevant information
- Once you've defined the cutout details you can continue to position the cutout on the disired panel
- Click OK to finish adding the cutout and save it to your shower
Entering Cutout Properties
After selecting the type of cutout that you require, the available properties for this type of cutout will be shown together with a descriptive drawing on how to enter the properties. It's important to remember these rules when entering the cutout information
- Cutouts for hinges do not require changes to how the manufacturer has specified the dimensions
- Clamps may require adjustment if the manufacturer has specified a clearance included in their cutout drawings. The cutout dimensions should be entered without including any clearance (As if the glass was sitting flush against a wall or other piece of glass). The clearance should be entered separately and will be deducted at the time of the shower being built
When building a shower, the software will rotate a cutout depending on the edge it is on. You can expect a cutout to show upside down depending on the edge it has been positioned on. When this occurs, the properties of the cutout will need to be manually adjusted to compensate for the rotation.