Doors in CMU wall


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HELP:

Does anyone know how to create a steel frame door in a masonry wall (perhaps the most common door condition in the USA)?

I need a recessed door with a +5" RO for the two side frames and +2.25" for the head.  Can't get the Recessed option to work in the main layer either, there must be a trick to that without having to create subsets of the CMU wall. Someone suggested creating a custom door with a negative Z offset, but I don't see where that is done.

 

Any help appreciated (except for telling me to use Revit).

 

A minor annoyance is that the only way to configure a panic bar and a key pad entry is to have two of each on a double door - even when I override and enter one in the Specifications section.  Not really a problem to export to Excel, but holy cow...

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13 minutes ago, Griffin said:

HELP:

Does anyone know how to create a steel frame door in a masonry wall (perhaps the most common door condition in the USA)?

I need a recessed door with a +5" RO for the two side frames and +2.25" for the head.  Can't get the Recessed option to work in the main layer either, there must be a trick to that without having to create subsets of the CMU wall. Someone suggested creating a custom door with a negative Z offset, but I don't see where that is done.

 

Any help appreciated (except for telling me to use Revit).

 

A minor annoyance is that the only way to configure a panic bar and a key pad entry is to have two of each on a double door - even when I override and enter one in the Specifications section.  Not really a problem to export to Excel, but holy cow...

 

I'd suggest posting the Plan or at least a Test plan of Your Conditions , so people can have a "play" and perhaps work something out.

 

M.

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Thank you both for your comments.  I ended up using invisible walls to make the wall openings and drew the frames with CAD.  After exporting the door schedule to Excel and adding the openings, I have what I need, except for adding the missing doors manually to my elevations and sections which I'm doing now.  Maybe one day CA will allow drawing the most pervasive door type to be automated, but I'm not holding my breath per Yoda's comment.  Otherwise, and except for a few such issues, X11 is great, with many nice additions. Thx again.

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