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Garage door slab location - North America

theonlydesignguy
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Am I missing something about the way garage door slabs are shown?  I can't figure out how to move the garage door slab to show correctly ie. to the inside face of the garage, sealed to the frame.  Can someone please shed some light on what I am missing?

 

TIA

 

Operating system used: Windows 5003

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If you are happy with that overhead door (and you have it in the USA library), just add an empty rectangular window opening with an external casing.

 

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Barry.

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Barry Kelly
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By "door slab" I assume you mean the door panel.

 

See my reply to another post about garage doors ... https://community.graphisoft.com/t5/Wishes/Overhead-Doors/m-p/603571/highlight/true#M24918

 

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I believe what you are asking is can the slab at the leading exterior edge drop, for instance 1/2"-3/4" so when the garage door is in the closed position, it resides on the recessed slab instead of the garage floor slab creating a water stop.

 

If that is what you mean, the way I would handle it, if I needed to model that, is I would build the garage slab with the roof tool or mesh tool, so the slab can have desired slope toward the doors. Then between the garage door jambs and the door, I would use solid operations tool to "cut out" the recesses to receive the garage door seal.

 

Hope that helps!

Robert Mariani
MARIANI design studio, PLLC
Architecture / Architectural Photography
www.robertmariani.com

Mac OSX 13.1
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So as I read all this - no solution from what I can see?

Sorry, I misunderstood the question. It seems Barry better addressed your question.

 

Robert Mariani
MARIANI design studio, PLLC
Architecture / Architectural Photography
www.robertmariani.com

Mac OSX 13.1
AC 24 / 25 / 26

Can you show an image of your problem?

What do you mean by slab?

 

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This is version 22 but I don't think much has changed.

Seems you can't set a reveal offset - all you can choose is to wall face or wall core.

 

Unless the USA door objects are different.

 

Barry.

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This is what it shows above, but this is what I want below20240528003310610.jpg

You want the frame on the outside, but the door to open internally?

Usually the frame would be inside the opening or behind the opening?

 

What type of garage door are you trying to model?

 

Barry.

 

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Yes, yes and just about every some 3000 garage doors I have

Screenshot 2024-05-28 014228.jpg

 

This is how Softplan shows it...I could tweak it to extend the garage door another 1½" to each side which would be even more correct as the door seals up against the back of the jamb.

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