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#21 Allen McDonnell

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Posted 23 January 2018 - 07:25 PM

Possibly one of the best tutorials ever written....I come hear every time i need a reminder.

 

Thanks for your good work Keith.



#22 Shaun Davis

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Posted 06 November 2020 - 11:23 AM

After I draw the garage I got to FILE>SYSTEM OPTIONS>SYSTEM LIBRARY   Switch my type to OPENINGS, Highlight garage and ADD LIBRARY. Name it Custom. When I click on ONE STEP it opens up ADD NEW OPENING window.  Every forum I've seen it says to select the items you want in the door. I can't select anything when that window is open. So im unsure to have the door i drew in that elevation. 

Nevermind i found my issue. Need to select elevation openings.


Edited by Shaun Davis, 06 November 2020 - 11:27 AM.


#23 John Atchley

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Posted 26 January 2022 - 09:28 AM

Just tried drawing a custom door but I cant seem to figure out how to draw the panels. I used simple shapes and nothing showed up. Same with opening shape polygon. How?

OK I tried shapes again and it worked. Ideally I would like flat panels with no bead, shaker style but this latest attemp has some sort of style/bead to it. Would also like to be able to put a different color on the panels like the SP doors but mine is all one color except for the bead



#24 Keith Almond

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Posted 26 January 2022 - 12:14 PM

You can model all the panels in 3D, create a door, and then associate that door with the opening, but it is a lot of work. The Softplan doors have been specifically modelled, and probably NOT in Softplan. This method of creating doors admittedly isn't great, but does give a reasonably correct look.

 

The bottom line is if you want a detailed door, then you are going to have to spend a lot of time creating the specific model.from 3D shapes to suit.


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#25 John Atchley

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Posted 26 January 2022 - 12:17 PM

Thx. Figured that was the case



#26 Daniel Jackson

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Posted 04 November 2022 - 09:50 AM

Can someone help me draw a 9' wide sliding patio door where the center section is operable, the left and right are fixed.  

 

I got the elevation to generate just fine, but the plan view looks like a giant picture window.

 



#27 Henry Buckner

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Posted 04 November 2022 - 11:12 AM

In v2022 the settings you need are under the display tab when you edit the door. I don't know about v2014.



#28 Jacob Demeester

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Posted 30 May 2024 - 01:08 PM

Hello, this tutorial is very helpful. I'm fairly new to SP, what are the steps after selecting the door and naming it? Once I click OK it says "Symbol Garage Door/Custom/Traditional Shaker-Flat XL 9x8 does not exist on your system. SoftPlan is unable to restore it to your drawing." I'm very confused because I'm trying to create the symbol. I'm using SP 2022 and can't find a single video online to help.

 

Edit:  I resolved the issue







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