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One of the sheets on a job has stopped allowing me to insert doors into walls. The door can be placed but it will not trim the wall. Have I activated or deactivated something by mistake?

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Make sure that the "wall insertion mode" is active (you find this in the MODE BAR, when the arrow cursor is selected).

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I checked and there is just 1 wall. It happens on any new walls that I draw as well but just on this sheet. Wall insertion mode is active. If I copy to a new drawing it does thae same thing.

I may have to redraw the whole thing I guess.

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Are your walls filled? If the walls have no fill, there is nothing for the insertion tool to "pick" and therefore nothing gets inserted. If the walls are unfilled, pick the wall on its surface (line) where you want it inserted...

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The walls are filled. When I change fill color the wall shows as broken correctly but with a wall beneath (like a door threshold but no threshold is activated). If I try to remove it the whole wall disappears.

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A couple fo things to check:

1. If you are using a cross line, or something else in front of the wall to snap to, the symbol will not insert - send the cross line back & try again.

2. Check the insertion options for the symbol (select symbol in RB and edit there)- they may be set to not break the wall.

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Select the object in the wall and go to the Obj Info Palette.

Does the bold, black wording at the top (above Layers and Classes drop down boxes) display Door, Door in Wall, Symbol, Symbol in Wall, or something else? (If it's something else, please include the title)

The other thing to check is where the walls start in the elevation. Make sure the walls are starting somewhere around 0" and that the door has a reasonable insertion mode relative to the height of the wall.

Edited by Katie

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Obj Info says Door in Wall.

Wall ht is 0"

Not sure where to check insertion mode relative to ht.

ps. apart from this (my first glitch) I love the program.

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I think what you're seeing are the lines created by the ceiling class. Make that class invisible and see what happens.

Any reason your walls have a height of 0"?

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Even with a wall height of "0" a door or window will still insert properly and even display in 3D (though the wall will not have any 3D character) simpson is probably seeing as Michael put it "the ceiling class in visible".

simpson....you should try to see if you have a 3D model by selecting the number 1,3,7 or 9 keys in the number pad...this will give you a quick iso to look at.....if your walls are at "0" height than you will see a bunch of doors and windows suspended in above the zero height walls. Oh...well go back and edit the layer"Z" height level in the Tools>Organization>Design Layers and set up the level heights for each floor height.

Pete A

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