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EDGEMan

...installing doors into walls

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Hello all.

Newbie here.

Vectorworks 2011 Spotlight

Create a room using polygon tool, then try to install a door symbol and it won't 'seat' into the wall...why?

I've done this b4 and can't figure out why it won't work now.

Help

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If you have actually created walls (your post is a bit ambiguous as it says "polygon") then inserting a door into a wall is simple. First make sure that the Wall Insertion Mode is Active (in the mode bar, upper left), then drag your door to the wall in which you want it to insert. When the door is over the wall, the wall will highlight red. When this happens, let go of the the door and it will insert...

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I'm pretty sure I create walls. I created a polygon and used the "Create Room" function from the event planning section menu. In training we did this via the extrude tool (I believe). To be sure, if you could tell me how to check if I actually created WALLS...that's be great.

I did not have the insertion Mode activated. I did that.

The doors DO NOT seem to insert correctly i.e. the wall line is still visible where the door is supposed to be inserted.

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If there is a Wall you will be able to select it and it will say "Wall" in the Object Info Palette.

Make sure you are in Top/Plan View (not Top View) and the wall lines should disappear.

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The Create Room command creates both Walls and Floor objects but with the incorrect stacking order.

Select your floor and Modify>Send>Send to back.

The walls are now to the fore in Top/Plan view and the doors will insert as expected.

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Got it..thanks

Somehow the floor was getting in the way.

Another issue (if u have time).

In training we able to take a polygon (and room I believe) and alter the wall/lines via the add surface/clip surface function.

e.g. I could create a room/polygon 100' x 50' and then lay over smaller polygons on the existing walls - select both objects and use add/clip surface to "insert" a wall/line change.

I cannot seem to do this as the walls I created are not one polygon/wall. They are four separate walls.

Why can't I do this?

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Check that...I got it.

You have to do any alterations b4 creating the walls/room. Or at least that worked for me.

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