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multi-panel sliding door to each side

Anonymous
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Can anyone help with a 6 panel or multi-panel sliding door that slides to each side. I have a multi-panel sliding door object, but it only slides to one side.
Thanks in advance
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Erika Epstein
Booster
Mirror a second instance of the sliding door (D3 sliding 1 11).
Turn off the casing so there will none where the two doors meet.
The Frame can be set to ganging so you get one that goes around both doors.
Erika
Architect, Consultant
MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch Yosemite 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Mac OSX 10.11.1
AC5-18
Onuma System

"Implementing Successful Building Information Modeling"

vfrontiers
Contributor
Erika wrote:
Mirror a second instance of the sliding door (D3 sliding 1 11).
Turn off the casing so there will none where the two doors meet.
The Frame can be set to ganging so you get one that goes around both doors.
Then what do you do with your DOOR SCHEDULE?
Duane
Visual Frontiers
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Erika Epstein
Booster
vfrontiers wrote:

Then what do you do with your DOOR SCHEDULE?
I did have to fudge it. Now I would attempt mirroring using gdl and copy of the AC door or perhaps even better adding a 3rd panel to the D4 sliding 11 door.
Open to suggestions Duane!

It is pathetic that our standard libraries don't mirror real situations, like there not being an offset pivot door.
Erika
Architect, Consultant
MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch Yosemite 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Mac OSX 10.11.1
AC5-18
Onuma System

"Implementing Successful Building Information Modeling"

vfrontiers
Contributor
I should check this out prior to posting, but I'm rendering now and can't afford the ArchiCAD overhead!...

Multi Slider Panels...
1. Create DOOR PANEL (object)
2. Place SLIDER 4 Panel and set 3d to OFF
3. Place as many panels where ever you want.
4. Only ONE "door" to deal with in the schedule. No. of panels is likely a dumb text parameter anyway or just something to place in the REMARKS section.

I had created a POCKET SLIDER that has a parameter for number of panels and I use the above instead because about 75% of the time I need to mitre them at a corner with different number of panels each side. I haven't gdl'd it properly to make adjustments for the different setbacks (lazy!)...

I have on offset pivot door creation. I think I only tweaked the 2d to show the offset as I usually render with doors closed! (again, lazy!)...
Duane
Visual Frontiers
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Erika Epstein
Booster
Thanks Duane,
I'll give your method a try.

I actually scripted an offset pivot door with the help of Peter Devlin and Olivier here. My comment was more that there are many real situations that our libraries don't reflect.
Erika
Architect, Consultant
MacBook Pro Retina, 15-inch Yosemite 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3
Mac OSX 10.11.1
AC5-18
Onuma System

"Implementing Successful Building Information Modeling"

vfrontiers
Contributor
Erika wrote:
... My comment was more that there are many real situations that our libraries don't reflect.
I totally agree!

Someday they'll fix all the corner window stuff, too... and make that a tool we can actually use.
Duane
Visual Frontiers
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Anonymous
Not applicable
Erika, thanks for the reply.
I have tried your sugestion, however I am still getting the frame showing between the two doors. Is it possible to hide the frame that is joined?

aahatimo
Newcomer
duane,
i am trying to adapt your instructions for a 4 panel door opening all in one direction. not really following your instructions.thanks!!!
tim hanagan
aaha! design studio durango, co
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Anonymous
Not applicable
aahatimo,

You can download my entire custom GDL Library here:

http://www.dmsdesign.us/planrm/GDL%20Parts.zip

There's several pocket doors with various configurations that allow as many leaves as you like.

Also, on doors where I've got several different curtains of leaves I'll just put in an empty opening (the one in my library is schedulable) and pot the frames, casings and leaves in as separate objects. I usually only do that for the Dave Whitehill door systems we use a lot in Hawaii - they're all custom field fabricated, so I model it that way, too.

Hope that helps you out. My objects are AC9, but should still work fine in later versions (they do in AC12, at least).

aahatimo
Newcomer
dave,
thanks so much for the parts and help!!!
will check them out tuesday. would try them out sooner but its a big weekend in durango. the us pro challenge cycling race is starting here monday morning. big fun, lots of pro teams wandering and riding around the area!
tim hanagan
aaha! design studio durango, co
27" retina 5k iMac 4ghz i7 os 10.13.6 m395x 4 mb, 32gb ram, 512 gb ssd ac 22 current
15" retina mbp 2.6ghz 1mb 16gb ac 22 current[/size]

aahatimo
Newcomer
dave,
finally trying out your doors, thanks!
one question, is it possible to have a 4 panel slider without it being a pocket door? i have been using your dmx_dx1_pocket, guess it would be similar to your dmx_dx2_slider but all stacking to one side.
thanks again!
tim hanagan
aaha! design studio durango, co
27" retina 5k iMac 4ghz i7 os 10.13.6 m395x 4 mb, 32gb ram, 512 gb ssd ac 22 current
15" retina mbp 2.6ghz 1mb 16gb ac 22 current[/size]

Sightline
Beginner
Dave. Thanks so much for your help and generosity! Finally, I found a solution for my door
Diego Torres
Architect-CG Artist
Architectural Concepts and Visualizations
ArchiCAD 4.55 - 24
http://www.sightline3d.com

Anonymous
Not applicable
Hi Dave,

Thanks for your awsome library of tons of blocks!

I wanted to see how you handle corner conditions, where you have two different sliders coming together. See attached images for reference image.

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