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Inset Door Handle W/O Custom Leaf

jaswrigh
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Trying to accurately model an Emtek inset door handle without having to do a custom leaf with a cutout because we have a variety of door conditions and the handle locations vary. 

 

I have tried by shortening the depth of the handle so it appears to be a surface mount but wanted to know if there were already solutions to inset handles without having to create custom door leafs. 

 

jaswrigh_2-1692894649424.png

 

 

https://www.emtek.com/all-products/door-hardware/sliding-door-hardware/flush-pulls/rectangular-pull/

 

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Barry Kelly
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If your handle is built out a little, it will give the illusion of being recessed.

This is a default handle in the Archicad library.

 

BarryKelly_0-1692929548020.png

 

I am not sure the way that the standard doors are scripted, that the handle will cut the door panel if it was deeper.

I am assuming you have already tried and it doesn't.

 

If you are prepared to place every handle independently, then you can add a little script to the handle object that will allow it to be used in a Solid Element Operation (subtract).

I won't go into details as you probably won't want to place each handle separately.

If you do and you have scripted the handle, I can tell you what to do.

 

Personally, I just show the handle flush with the door (or slightly built out as in the image above), but I am not worried about super accurate 3D views or renders or details of the handles.

 

Barry.

 

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11

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Barry Kelly
Moderator

If your handle is built out a little, it will give the illusion of being recessed.

This is a default handle in the Archicad library.

 

BarryKelly_0-1692929548020.png

 

I am not sure the way that the standard doors are scripted, that the handle will cut the door panel if it was deeper.

I am assuming you have already tried and it doesn't.

 

If you are prepared to place every handle independently, then you can add a little script to the handle object that will allow it to be used in a Solid Element Operation (subtract).

I won't go into details as you probably won't want to place each handle separately.

If you do and you have scripted the handle, I can tell you what to do.

 

Personally, I just show the handle flush with the door (or slightly built out as in the image above), but I am not worried about super accurate 3D views or renders or details of the handles.

 

Barry.

 

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
Dell XPS- i7-6700 @ 3.4Ghz, 16GB ram, GeForce GTX 960 (2GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11