How can I create a french (double door) with an eyebrow top?

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How can I create a french (double door) with an eyebrow top?

As the title suggest... I am trying to create a custom door.  I want it to appear on the floorplan and elevation (2d & 3d) correctly.  Whenever I try it, I am hitting a few road blocks.  I can't get it to show correctly in 3d nor on the floorplan.  The elevation opening is pretty simple.  Any help would be appreciated.

 

This is the elevation of the door I am trying to create.

 

 

I can't figure out how to show it open like this on the floorplan.  This is a stock door screen grab.

 

 

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- Cory

Bill Wimberley
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How can I create a french (double door) with an eyebrow top?

Cory, I'm in the middle of a project that I need to have out by tomorrow morning so I don't have time to go into great detail how to do this. But basically you need to create 2 Elevation Openings. One for the Left Side and a mirror image for the Right Side. Then you assemble them similar to the way the Round Top doors that come with SoftPlan are done.

If you go to System Options--> System Library and select Openings you will see a listing of existing openings. Browse to Exterior Door, Round Top and then scroll down almost to the bottom of the list you will find some double doors. Select Edit Symbol and you can see that these doors are comprised of 2 separate doors.

The difference is that the Elevation Openings for these doors were made from the Quarter Round elevation opening shapes and your doors are not true round tops. So you will need to create the Elevation Openings using Shapes (arcs and lines) rather than Opening Shapes.

Take a look at how the stock double doors are constructed and if you still can't figure it out let me know and I'll create a proper tutorial when I get the time tomorrow.

Bill is the owner and maintainer of SoftPlanTuts.com

cbe
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Bill -

Bill -

 

No rush whatsoever.  Your explanation above helped enough for me to get it working on the floorplan and elevations.  I had to get a little creative b/c at first there was a door jamb(frame) in the middle.  For some reason, the frames were grayed out.  I was able to swapped my doors for stock doors and then disable the frames in the middle of the opening.  Once I changed my doors back, the frame was correct.  As I have it now, it doesn't have glazing so it isn't correct in 3d.  However, I dont' need it at the moment.  I really needed to get out a floorplan and elevation tonight and this helped.  Thanks.  

 

I am attaching the opening in case you get bored and can tell me what I need to do to add glazing like this.  I know I could add it in different shapes, but the 'eyebrow' door is stumping me.

 

Thanks again.

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Bill Wimberley
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Cory, there are two components to an opening. The Elevation Opening and the Opening itself. In order for me to see what you had I would need both.

The easiest way to do that is to just create a short wall and insert the door in it. Then save the drawing and upload it. A drawing saves both the Opening and the Elevation Opening as part of the drawing file.

cbe
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doh.   try this.

doh.

 

try this.

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