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Custom window cills? No threshold for bifold doors?

Sandramuller
Contributor

The call options seem to be very limited and the timber cill does not seem to be ven close to a standard cell from a manufacturer.

 

I don't seem to find an option to turn on a threshold for the bifold doors either.

 

How do others deal with it?

Any way to improve without spending ages?

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Lingwisyer
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There are a few long time wishes around for Complex Profiles in windows and doors...

https://community.graphisoft.com/t5/Libraries-objects/Editable-door-window-frame-profile/m-p/363754

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Barry Kelly
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The problem with objects (door and windows), is that unless they do what you want, you are stuck.

Unless you know GDL scripting and can solve the issue yourself.

Even then it is a problem if you are using default Archicad objects, because if you change them, you can no longer update to a new library without having to make the changes all over again to the new object.

Or you 'save as' as a new object and it never gets updated at all.

 

For something like a sill (cill), if the object can not do what you want, I would use a complex profile beam and add it myself.

A hassle I know, as you now have two elements instead of just one.

 

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Lingwisyer
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Regarding the threshold on Bifolds, it is possible to just script it into the main object.

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And ammend the relevant settings into the UI

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In doing this, it will "update" to any library updates, since the macro name does not change, as long as new parameters are not introduced into them, though if you can identify said parameters, it is easy enough to add them.

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