TXTEDT - Door Blocks in Plan
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Architectural Production Software 2005

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EDITING DOOR BLOCKS

This portion of the TXTEDT command will edit any of the plan door blocks. These include all the door blocks created by the C-BIFOLD, C-BIPASS, C-DDOOR, C-OHEAD, C-PATDOOR, C-SDOOR, C-SLIDER, O-DDOOR, O-OHEAD, O-PATDOOR, O-SDOOR, and O-SLIDER commands.

User configurable options: none

Known limitations:

  • When editing door blocks this command cannot edit the wall opening. The wall lines are not part of the door block and so cannot be edited with this command. Stretch the walls as needed to fit any changes to the size of the door block.
  • When editing overhead door blocks this command cannot edit the dashed line indicating the extents of the door when open. This line is not part of the door block and so cannot be edited with this command. It CAN however be stretched as needed to fit any changes to the size of the overhead door block.
  • Since all of the door blocks use the insertion point from the original door block when changing door types and/or door handing (swing) the new block may not align exactly with the wall opening and may require moving the block to have it fit perfectly.
  • Submit a limitation not listed.

Alternate uses:

  • None reported. If you have an alternate use for this command submit it here.

 

SAMPLE (Door block editing) COMMAND SYNTAX:

Command:
Command: TE
Command: TXTEDT

Select attributes, text, mtext, dimensions, hatching, attdefs, APS architectural symbols, doors (in plan), or windows (in plan):

Select attributes, text, mtext, dimensions, hatching, attdefs, APS architectural symbols, doors (in plan), or windows (in plan):

For this example we will use a situation where we would like to change the swing of two single doors and the size of a bifold door. The left single door we would like to swing to the left and show it opening against the horizontal wall (180 swing) and the right single door we would like to swing to the right against the vertical wall (90 swing). The bifold door is currently at 4'-0" and we would like it to fit in the 3'-0" opening shown. Coincidentally the two single doors are also 3'-0" so we may edit them all at the same time and end up with the desired result.

  

Select the door blocks and press <Enter> or <Space> and the following dialog will appear:

Since we are editing more than one door type "Multiple types" is selected for the door types. If we wanted we could change this so that it was one of the other door types and all of the doors selected would change to the selected new door type. For this example we will assume that we want all the doors to remain the door type that they currently are so we will leave "Multiple types" selected.

The doors we have selected all have the same height (6'-8"). If we wanted to change the height for all of the doors we could change them by either pressing the buttons below the "Height" boxes or by typing in values for both the feet and inch values in the boxes provided. For this example we are going to leave the height for all of the doors at 6'-8". (Note the "feet" buttons are below the "feet" box and the "inch" buttons are below the "inch" box)

Because the doors we selected have different widths (the single doors are both 3' and the bifold door is 4') the width boxes show *Varies* in them. If we wanted each door to keep it's current size we would leave them showing *Varies*. If we change the values from *Varies* to another value all of the doors will be changed to this new value. To change the width value either press the buttons below the "Width" boxes for the feet and inch values or type in the values desired in the boxes provided. (Note the "feet" buttons are below the "feet" box and the "inch" buttons are below the "inch" box)

Many common sizes of doors are also listed on the "Preset Sizes" buttons. These buttons will set both the width and height values for you with a single button click and will close the dialog. If you would like all of the doors to be one of the sizes shown select the appropriate button. For this example we want all of the selected doors to be 3/0 x 6/8 so we could select the "3' 0 x 6' 8" button as shown above. By selecting this button the width value is changed to 3'-0" and the height value is changed to 6'-8" and the dialog is closed.

If you do not select one of the "Preset Sizes" buttons and have made all necessary changes press and the dialog will close.

 

--the bifold door block has been changed to it's new size--

Select door handing/type desired:

Since the bifold door is now 36" or smaller it is drawn as a single door instead of the double that it was before when at 4'-0".

Once the dialog closes each of the door blocks will be changed. To give you an opportunity to change the handing (swing) of single, double, and patio door blocks the various swing possibilities will be shown for each single, double, and patio door edited. Select the door swing that you would like. In this example we wanted this door to swing 180 to the left so we would select that door swing as shown above.

 

 

--the first door is drawn with the selected swing--

Select door handing/type desired:

We may now select the swing for the next single, double or patio door block. For this example we wanted our door to swing to the right against the adjacent wall so we would select the door swing as shown above. The command will continue to prompt for the door handing for each single, double, or patio door block edited.

Note: If you select a door swing on the opposite side of the wall from the original door block or select a pocket door when the original door was a swing door the door block may need to be moved to allow for the wall thickness.

 

--the door blocks have all been changed--

 

Solutions to common questions and problems with this command

 

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