I've been busy recently with industrial projects and oh god, garage doors really need some love. |'ve had to manually model all the doors, due the production company that we work with not having BIM models - and let's be honest - most of them don't.
Currently the options we have a quite limited and most of the differences are aesthethic and also for housing projects
My wish is for
-Overhead doors with rails that go vertical, with rails that go vertical and then turn on the roof
-Fast Rolling doors
The most important thing is that we can adjust the dimensions of all the typical volumes - be it the rolling box or the rails.
As a library builder I know it is a big ask to request all possible door function types with all there required fixtures. An Item such as a garage door that covers everything in the market could quickly become a complex API on it own, rather than a small tool within a complex API.
That is why I think it is best to rely on 3rd party content when you require such detail. The manufacturer's content Laszlo has link to is a common source but it has its own issue regarding too much detail without an LOD MVO control and the limitation of the specific products. That is why I created our Infinite Openings tool which is a generic customizable element that can mimic any product by referencing built in catalogues, so you get the best of both worlds.
Creator of Cadswift's parametric GDL libraries
Creator of Infinite Openings and Component Catalogues
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