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I am trying to create wall openings, but do not need for them to be doors. Is there a way you can cut opening in a wall like you can in the roof? Two options i have tried are:

1) creating a new wall exactly the size of my opening and then setting the elevation to 8'. It does the job in 3-d, but in plan, it still shows up as a solid wall, even though the elevation of the wall is at 8'. Is there a way to set the height at which the plan reads (ie 4' or something)?

2) used the door tool and selected a cased opening. Unfortunately, I don't need any casing at all, just a clean opening with no door.

Any thoughts or other solutions?


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Use the cased opening but set the Jamb to be 0".

Under the View tab, set the pen weights to be 0 so you don't see the pen weights in the model in wireframe.

You can also do the same thing with the Casement Window.

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Katie's method is what I would ordinarily use. Two other possibilities: 1) create a custom symbol composed of 3d polygons. That way you can control the textures applied to the the cutting surfaces. 2) Reshape the wall, adding vertices to create the door-like opening (works only if the opening is bounded on 3 sides, not 4).

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