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#1 Eric Muntz

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Posted 29 September 2020 - 09:59 AM

I'm not a fan of the patio doors in Softplan. I find them too bulky. I'm trying to find a way to reduce the border around the glass.

I've tried making a custom door, but it never presents well. Any one else have any suggestions?

I find the manufacturer ones are the same, unless someone can suggest one I haven't tried.

I typically just end up using casement window for my sliding door, as shown in the attached image. The 3 panel door is casement windows and the 2 panel door is the typical patio door.

I typically use casement windows for patio doors also. Any suggestion would be helpful!

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#2 David Zawadzki

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Posted 29 September 2020 - 01:25 PM

Is the border around the glass confusing your window vendor?  Not sure what the problem is???


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#3 Thomas Parker

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Posted 29 September 2020 - 01:31 PM

Hi Eric,

did you try Openings - Manufacturer - Anderson - 200 Narroline Gliding Patio Doors

 

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#4 Eric Muntz

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Posted 29 September 2020 - 01:48 PM

Is the border around the glass confusing your window vendor?  Not sure what the problem is???

It's just the appearance that I have an issue, as well it's not a realistic visual of what the installed door will look like. Which, yes, could result in an issue with the window vendor is as well.

Point being that I shouldn't have to use a casements window as a door to get the look I want.



#5 Eric Muntz

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Posted 29 September 2020 - 01:50 PM

Hi Eric,

did you try Openings - Manufacturer - Anderson - 200 Narroline Gliding Patio Doors

 

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Hi Tom,

 

I did try that particular door, and it looks the same as the standard softplan patio door on my end.

I sometimes wonder if my it's referencing the wrong door sometimes, if that's even possible.



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Posted 01 October 2020 - 05:49 PM

This works for me - does yours look like this

Openings - Manufacturer - Anderson - 200 Narrowline Gliding Patio Doors

 

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#7 Keith Almond

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 10:09 AM

Go to FILE > SYSTEM OPTIONS > SYSTEM LIBRARY and Select the Library type OPENINGS

 

From there select your standard patio door, and EDIT SYMBOL

 

Select Component SLIDING DOOR and EDIT INDIVIDUAL COMPONENT

 

On the ELEVATION tab, change Symbol from SLIDING GLASS to HORIZONTAL SLIDER.

 

OK ... OK ... OK.

 

If you want to edit an already placed door, you can then either RESET SYMBOL, or edit the DRAWING LIBRARY as above.

 

 


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#8 Eric Muntz

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Posted 06 October 2020 - 12:00 PM

No, mine don't look like that. They did at one point though. At some point my library has gotten messed up. I'm going to try Keith's suggestion.

This works for me - does yours look like this

Openings - Manufacturer - Anderson - 200 Narrowline Gliding Patio Doors







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