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Andy Broomell

Guide for Making Custom Door/Window Symbols

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On 6/8/2020 at 3:52 AM, Andy Broomell said:

Here's a tutorial I made for creating custom door and window symbols that insert correctly into walls, both in 2D (with loci) and 3D (with Wall Hole Component).





LINK: https://www.andybroomell.com/custom-doors-windows-vwx


I typically use the parametric Door and Window tools for the first pass at a design, including placement and size, but when it comes to the next phase I replace these with custom-modeled symbols. This gives you full control over both the 2D and 3D representations. If the unit is modeled well in 3D, detailed elevations and section cuts can be taken directly from the model.


Let me know if you have any feedback on the tutorial. Hoping to make more over time 🙂 



Another great tutorial Andy.  Precise and to the point.  Very easy to understand.

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Thanks for this. I'll be reading through it a few times and have bookmarked it.


I'm a longtime Autodesk user moving to VW and need all the help I can get. 


The videos aren't the best format for me and I hope you write a book on Vectorworks customization.


Thanks, Rudy Beuc

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How does one get the door leaf parts to scale independently? That is, How do you get the panels to scale while the rails and stiles maintain their appropriate dimensions?



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You can't. You'd need to create individual symbols for the different sized leafs if they have rails/styles you need to remain a constant size 

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