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ArchiCAD Custom Door with Custom Shape Door Leaf


I am trying to create a custom gate so I created and saved a custom Door Leaf. I used a standard ArchicAD 24 rectangular double swing door and turned the setting on to use this leaf. The door leaf came out ok and floorplan options, etc. work as they should and the door is operable. The problem is that this is in a rectangular door so there are lines where the frame would be for the rectangular door frame that show up in 3 views and elevations. If this was a regular door application, the frame would also be rectangular and not follow the leaf shape. Then I used the same slabs, etc. and saved selection as a "door" instead of the door leaf. The "door" cut a hole in the wall and the leaf looks good without the rectangle around it, but there is nothing regarding the options for door swing, frame, etc. and obviously its not operable. I assume I'm missing a lot or that I have to do some coding to get this right. Any help would be appreciated.

Barry Kelly

A custom door leaf can be used in any (most) door frame object, so the plan view will be as controlled in the door frame object.


When you create you own custom door frame object, you will also need to edit the '2D symbol' (just lines and fills), to look as you want it in plan.

Also make sure there is no script in the 2D script - you can use this script if you know how to script GDL.

Door frame objects made this way will not be smart (parametric).


Another option may be to use the Library Part Maker add-on.

With this you can control how the plan view will appear (as well as the 3D/elevation).



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