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Changing side/direction of door swings?


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  • 4 years later...

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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@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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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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