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Multi-panel Patio Doors

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I?m going for a multi-panel (3 or 4) sliding glass door unit that pockets back onto itself allowing for a clear opening. For example, if I have a 3-panel 9? width, I?d like to have the entire 9? open, not 3? or 6? as allowed in the OIP under ?operation?-(OOX, XOX, XOO, OXO). What I really need is OOO. Same would hold true for a 12? slider with 4 panels?..OOOO. It just seems like it should be simple to do, or does this need to be wish-listed?

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Amy,

Unless you have the WinDoor Plugin you will need to create the door in 3D solids and save as a symbol...just the panels and maybe the lower track.

Once you have the symbol create a cased opening with a .00001 jamb...place it in the wall and then place your symbol. If you create the symbol as a hybrid with a 2D graphic it will the the cased opening on plan.

Pete A.

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Amy,

Using the WinDoor Plugin select the Pocket Simple Configuration on the General Tab. Then go to the Parts tab and on the first drop down box next to "Part:" select the leaf. Change the "Leaf Type:" to Glass. Then go do to "Vertical Bars" the 5th option and change that to 3 or 4. You can change the width of the bars in the last option on tab. I believe that will create a door like the one you've described.

Cas

Edited by Cas Stulberger

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Also instead of creating a symbol from new 3D solids, I would probably duplicate the door symbol closest to what you want, modify it into a group, edit the group to how you want it to appear in plan or elevation and turn that into a new symbol-figuring out how to incorporate the pocket visually would probably be the challenge.

At least you would have nearly all the elements already created for you to work with.

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For exterior pocket sliders, I use a sandwich of three walls, with a cased opening in the outer two corresponding to the opening width, and a cased opening in the center wall corresponding to the full assembly width and one or two "standard" sliders without jambs as the opereable doors, combined into a slider.

See attached pictures for plan view, just the slider symbol, and the whole rendered assembly.

-Chad

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That is a great solution

You still had to create that symbol though right? -or edit (ungroup) an existing one

Rereading your post I totally get it. Just edit and combine the elements of the symbols and cased openings you need to correspond with the respective walls.

Edited by Damon Design

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