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Ability to define gaps for Door Tool

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We should be able to define a ‘Fitting Gap’ for the door leaf (gap between jamb and leaf), which is typically 1 to 3 mm either side of the door and may include smoke seals or weather seals. If this gap is not supported then we have to make the shim gap or the casing the wrong size to compensate, which apart from being visually wrong also means we can’t schedule accurately.


For the same reasons we need to be able to define the gap between the door leaf and floor. As well as being able to define the shim gap to the top of the door separately from the sides, as this can often be different. UK defaults should be as follows:

WIDTH DEFAULTS
7 shim gap
32 casing
3 gap
826 leaf
3 gap
32 casing
7 shim gap
= 910 Wide Structural Opening
HEIGHT DEFAULTS
15 shim gap
32 casing
3 gap
2040 leaf
20 threshold gap
= 2110 High Structural Opening
ARCHITRAVE SIZE DEFAULTS
The default architrave (trim) should be of the following size:
19 x 69
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4 hours ago, Christiaan said:

For the same reasons we need to be able to define the gap between the door leaf and floor. As well as being able to define the shim gap to the top of the door separately from the sides, as this can often be different.

 

I agree - in the U.S. the distance from the top of finish floor to the bottom of the door is known as the 'door undercut height', and it can vary from door-to-door depending on the floor finishes on both sides of the door. The 'Door Gaps' and 'Door Undercut Heights' should have their own Fields to be able to be included on Door Schedules.

 

Fire-rated door assemblies have maximum acceptable gap allowances around the perimeter of the door in the closed position. If the gap is larger than allowable, then we need to specify a fire-rated perimeter seal - which would need to be identified on the Door Schedule.

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This is definitely required.  We increase the frame thickness to compensate, but it's not ideal.

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