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# Pocket doors incorrect rough opening width

## Question

In the real world of construction, a pocket door is placed in an opening roughly twice the width of the actual door.  The Vectorworks door schedule is blissfully unaware of this reality, requiring laborious workarounds in the report worksheet.  Wouldn't it be possible to easily change this parameter to report the real rough opening required?

Speaking of this workaround, the best way would be a column with an "if / else" method, but since one does not know the proper Vectorscript variable names, it's not possible to construct a cell value "if type = "pocket door", = R.O.*2, else = R.O".

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If it helps anyone, I figured out the correct worksheet formula to substitute into the column reporting rough openings for pocket doors:

=IF((G4=('Pocket Bi-Part')) | (G4=('Pocket Simple')), ('Door'.'ROWidth'+'Door'.'Width'), 'Door'.'ROWidth')

Provided, of course, that column G reports the door "configuration."

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On 1/2/2021 at 10:59 PM, P Retondo said:

In the real world of construction, a pocket door is placed in an opening roughly twice the width of the actual door.  The Vectorworks door schedule is blissfully unaware of this reality, requiring laborious workarounds in the report worksheet.  Wouldn't it be possible to easily change this parameter to report the real rough opening required?

Speaking of this workaround, the best way would be a column with an "if / else" method, but since one does not know the proper Vectorscript variable names, it's not possible to construct a cell value "if type = "pocket door", = R.O.*2, else = R.O".

I get your issue but to be honest what is really needed is a complete overhaul and improvement of the four and window tools, we all need to press hard for this to happen.

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