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Custom door leafs disappearing

Curtis Sorenson

Hey ArchiCAD enthusiasts!

I've been absolutely enamored with ArchiCAD lately, and I'm usually the first to recommend it. However, I've hit a bit of a snag and could use your collective brilliance.

My particular woe lies in the realm of custom door leafs, specifically garage door leafs. Now, I know the sleek glass garage door panels are all the rage these days, but alas, Graphisoft hasn't caught up with the trend.

After attempting to create a custom leaf and adding it to my embedded library, I'm faced with the peculiar situation of seeing it in my library but finding it mysteriously absent in 2D/3D views. Yes, I've combed through overrides and renovation filters, but the phantom door remains.

So, ArchiCAD gurus, can you shed some light on why this might be happening? Perhaps share a workaround or solution? I've even considered starting a support group for those of us yearning for barn doors in the library options!

Let's pool our expertise and make ArchiCAD even greater together. Screenshots attached for your sleuthing pleasure.

Thanks a million!

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Barry Kelly

The 2 door leafs are in your embedded library - that is good.


Your Library manager shows 1850 warnings - not so good.

I would say lot of duplicate objects judging by the folders with "(1)' in their names.

Delete the duplicates - this may help.


When you go into the garage door settings, do you have the option to see those custom door leafs in a list of available custom leafs?

If not then that is a problem with the file that contains those door leaf names.

I believe the file is in your user profile somewhere - I will have to do some research to find exactly where if that is the case.

There are some old posts here about it - just a matter of finding them.


If those custom leafs are there, then I would clean up all the warnings in the Library Manager first to see if that helps.



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Do the door leafs show in the preview?

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Have you tried searching BIM objects for garage door options ?


CI tools has an add on interface for custom windows and doors.


Please see link below.

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