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By Barry Kelly
Eman wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:19 pm
No not a sliding folding door.

There are single & double hinged doors but I cannot find 3 or 4 leafs hinged doors.

So you mean a 4 door frame that has a style (subframe) in the middle?
Basically 2 double door frames butted (ganged) together?
If not can you show an image of what you want?

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By Lingwisyer
That just looks like a double door with solid sidelights and a cross transom...
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By Barry Kelly
Here is the image in case the external link becomes inactive.


So how do these doors open?
The centre doors are hinged from the side doors I assume.
That would be like the multi-panel doors that Ling showed but you don't want them sliding and folding?
Just folding so the centre can open on its own and the two left or right panels can open like one leaf - except it is made of two leafs hinged together?

Something like this?


I haven't seen an object do this - I have exploded the plan view.

By Eman
Hi Barry,

The doors are hinged on each other.
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By Barry Kelly
Eman wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:28 pm
Hi Barry,

The doors are hinged on each other.
I have not seen a door object that can do this, but I don't actually use the default GS library.
You could do what I did for the image.
Place the multi-panel slider (assuming that is in your default GS library - it is in the AUS library).
Put it in a layer that will only show in 3D.
Copy it and explode the object in plan and place it in a layer that will sow in plan.
Then you can edit the doors and swings to show it as you want.

Although technically the wrong object, it should look OK in elevation/3D.
Not sure if it can do the transom highlight though.

Or you could create an entire door object complete with frame and highlight (not just the door panel).
You can then edit the 2D symbol of this object to show the door swing as you want it in plan.

By Eman
Hi Barry Kelly,
Barry Kelly wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:50 pm
If the problem is you don’t have a 4 leaf object, that is a whole other problem.
Yes in the door library I can find only single and double doors.

And just to remind you that I am asking this question (about 4 leaf door) because as I said earlier as the quote.
Eman wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:55 pm
What I mean is because sometimes I insert a door and then in the front elevation I need to draw the door design exactly as it is in real. What I usually do is that I go in the door or window settings and remove everything and I just leave the glass, so like that in the elevation it appears as it is empty so I can draw the door as in real and at the same time the door symbol appears in the plan view. I'm asking this question so maybe I can insert an empty door instead of having to make settings as I just said.
So for me it is more important the front elevation than the plan view. But yes I will do as you said I will explode the plan view as well.