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I'm new to inserting doors and windows in walls. My swinging doors keep opening the same way and from the same hinge side. How can I reverse this? When I make the door? How? Can I do it after the door has been inserted?

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Edward,

When you flip your doors watch to see what happens to the ID Tag. If I flip my doors the tag will flip, but sometimes the text is backwards or upside down.

Curious if it happens to you.

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JimW,

Thank you so much! I kept looking in the dialog box for the door and not in the Object Info data. Another step up the learning curve.

Ed in Brooklyn.

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Hi All,

 

Not sure if anyone would actually monitor a topic from five years back.

 

I am working in 2020 and I seem to have the same problem - flipping. I can't see this option in OIP and anywhere else.

 

Door insertion is quite odd too. Only the grip is located left/ centre/ right, but the result is the same. Am I missing something here?

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@Michal Zarzecki here's a quick little silent movie - when you first position a door in a wall, you have the option after the first click to adjust the swing.  Once you click again and "set" the door, you can flip its position from the OIP.

 

Is this what you're after?

 

Wes

 

 

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@Wes Gardner , thank you for this. Now I know where the problem is.

I am not creating the doors in a wall, but rather in a fence. Generally use it as a gate symbol, hower I actually parametrised it to really reflect teh design intent for the gate as far as I could.

So I don't have the opportunity to set the side/ swing nor do I have the flip button in the OIP, you see.

 

Well, if there is no other way, I need to resort to Mirror, I suppose.

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4 hours ago, Wes Gardner said:

@Michal Z...sorry no door in fence for you!   🙂

 

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I too would love to have the ability to add a fence gate. Right now the wall with door is the simplest method, which sure beats drawing a straight line & adding an open triangle to represent the gate. I'm currently using the wall tool with a thinner wall depth. Shouldn't there be a way to merge the functionality of the Railing fence tool with the Door Insertion option?  Fences allow you to customize the look of the frames, but without a gate the dog is going to leave the back yard! (What if you wanted to get a little crazy and add a window to a fence, like for a dog or kid to look through?)

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1 hour ago, KarynT said:

I too would love to have the ability to add a fence gate. Right now the wall with door is the simplest method, which sure beats drawing a straight line & adding an open triangle to represent the gate. I'm currently using the wall tool with a thinner wall depth. Shouldn't there be a way to merge the functionality of the Railing fence tool with the Door Insertion option?  Fences allow you to customize the look of the frames, but without a gate the dog is going to leave the back yard! (What if you wanted to get a little crazy and add a window to a fence, like for a dog or kid to look through?)

 

I agree that we need a way to insert a gate and, perhaps, an opening into a fence.  However, Wall objects and Railing/Fence objects are very different objects with different requirements.  So, there is no easy way to simply merge functionality.  What we do need, is a way to define and place a Gate into a Railing/Fence object.  IMO, this should not have anything to do with Wall, Door, or Window objects.

 

In any case:  Yes, we need this.  🙂

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15 hours ago, Matt Panzer said:

What we do need, is a way to define and place a Gate into a Railing/Fence object.  IMO, this should not have anything to do with Wall, Door, or Window objects.

For the time being, I just used the door symbol in thin air, i.e. not associated with any wall. I simply needed to insert a dynamic door symbol for which I could define the width.

 

Any more landscape designer-friendly approach than using Door tool would be much welcome. 

 

I suppose a consultation exercise with landscape and garden designers would give some insight into the traditional design process and how VW can assist with that - rather than to hold back or require any walk arounds.

 

Kind regards.

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