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Need 4 to 6 panel exterior sliding stacking door option

Carole
Contributor

Can Graphisoft PLEASE make an update to the door tool to allow for more than 3 panels on the sliding door!  I have needed this for years.  Almost every project I do, has the need for a 4, 5 or 6 panel glass sliding door.  They are SO common now.  When is that option going to be available?

I have tried ganging a 3-panel with a 2-panel, etc. which isn't realistic because they do not gang properly or appear correctly as stacking on each other when opened.  You have done multi panel with the bi-fold, why not the sliding?!!!


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We have created a tool that will allow you to do as many panels on either side as you wish. Plus, it does every other window and door type; it's an all-in-one tool. You can see the panel number function briefly in this video below, plus there are many other videos on the tool on our YouTube channel.

 

There are links to the library in the video description.

I know it doesn't change the fact that the OOTB library should not be so limited but at least it provides a solution to all the limitations you will face with openings.

Creator of Cadswift's parametric GDL libraries
Creator of Infinite Openings and Component Catalogues
Push the envelope & watch it bend
website: https://cadswift.com.au/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CADSwift/playlists

I also have a door tool that does this, it's less detailed but it works. The cadswift one will probably be easier to use. But I do offer mine for free if you pm me

Thanks for your reply!  My issue is I need them to all slide to one side and stack on themselves. 

Thanks, that’s very kind. I’m sorry I don’t know how to pm you on this site. 

Just click on the "SenecaDesignLLC" name in his post and then the "Message" button.

 

Barry

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I sent you a pm.  Did you receive it?

 

Botonis
Advisor

I am using CADSWIFT library and I have to say that when you get used to it there is no turning back......you realize that Archicad doors and windows need a lot work from Graphisoft to get updated to the Cadswift 's functionality level.

 

Greetings Kristian

Botonis Botonakis
Civil Engineer, Enviromental Design MSc., BIM Manager for BS ArhitectsVR
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Yes, the tool can definitely do that.

You can either nominate the first panel as fixed and they will stack over the first panel or if they are all sliding, they will stack over the adjacent wall.

There is also a multi-pivot option that stacks the door perpendicular.

Basically, it does everything, and if you can find something it doesn't do, then we can improve it

Creator of Cadswift's parametric GDL libraries
Creator of Infinite Openings and Component Catalogues
Push the envelope & watch it bend
website: https://cadswift.com.au/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CADSwift/playlists

Thank you Botonis!

Can't wait to see some more of your stunning projects.

Creator of Cadswift's parametric GDL libraries
Creator of Infinite Openings and Component Catalogues
Push the envelope & watch it bend
website: https://cadswift.com.au/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/CADSwift/playlists