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Custom Garage Door Opening: Tutorial

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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.

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#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.

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#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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Posted 26 January 2022 - 12:17 PM

Thx. Figured that was the case

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