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    Am I correct in assuming that the availability to display doors with different swing angles requires manipulating the family?
    What would the easiest iimplementaion be? Or, does anyone have a resource for a door with an adjustable swing?
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    Default Re: door swings

    You got it, modify the family.
    Its been a while since I did this but I believe that I drew a ref plane (or ref line) and aligned the door panel to it. Then add a angular dimension and under the Label pull down pick 'add parameter' give it a name, pick instance or type depending on how you want it to behave in the project and hit OK. Load the modified family into the project and in the element poperties for the door you will have a field for door swing which can be adjusted. You also might try seek.autodesk.com or ww.revitcity.com for ready made families.

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    Default Re: door swings

    Quote Originally Posted by vanderloo5 View Post
    Am I correct in assuming that the availability to display doors with different swing angles requires manipulating the family? What would the easiest iimplementaion be? Or, does anyone have a resource for a door with an adjustable swing?
    Phil,

    Do a search on these forums. There are numerous other threads on this subject. I posted a door family to more than one of theses threads that has more than what you are looking forr. One of these threads is :
    http://forums.augi.com/showthread.ph...highlight=Door

    Good Luck

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    Default Re: door swings

    Here is a sample of the way I approach doors. Basically a door is a frame family with a panel nested into it. the nested panel contains symbol lines for swing, fixed or sliding, so the panel can be used in multiple types of doors, single, double with one fixed one operable, etc. The panel family has symbol lines that can display any angle of swing.
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    Default Re: door swings

    We use varying swings on our doors with differeing panel types nested into the family. One huge WARNING about doing this. There is a known issue when building families that cut openings. In a copy/monitor situation, the extents of the family are used to calculate the cut. Therefore, if you place a door or window in a wall and you have any geometry or linework in the family that increases the width/size of the family, the opening that is cut gets bigger. For example, a 180 degree symbolic swing in a 3'-0" door now cuts a 6'-0" opening in copy/monitor wall.

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    Default Re: door swings

    Is there a work around for this? I need to show a 180 degree swing in plan.

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    Default Re: door swings

    Quote Originally Posted by lgarcia.234822 View Post
    Is there a work around for this? I need to show a 180 degree swing in plan.
    Hey there,
    First off, welcome to AUGI's Revit forum!

    And, yes. As always....there is a work around. But not recommended.
    However, in a pinch....
    Place a masking region over your current door panel and swing. Then, using drafting lines, simply draw them in the way you want to see them.

    If you have more that one plan view, then copy your masking region, panel and swing, then use the "paste align" command, selecting views by name.....and click on all of the appropriate plan views. Voila.

    Best of luck and keep asking questions
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    Wink Re: door swings

    Are you using Linked Revit Structure files, which have walls which are Copy/Monitored, and trying to host the door family with the 180 deg. swing?

    This sounds like a bad plan. Copy Monitor only grids, columns, and floor slabs.

    Host walls and doors should be "live" in the RAC model.

    Or did I miss something?

    cheers.......
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    Default Re: door swings

    Try this door.

    It can be opened to most angles. Be sure to set the 'within wall' parameter to 0 if you want to open past 90 degrees.

    You will notice an instance parameter called opening. This is set up to separate the model from the plan geometry. There is a nested detail component which controls the door swing in plan and displays based on the input angle. If the opening box is checked the door will be open in 3D to the same angle, else it is closed. Handy for walkthroughs.... Walk up to a door, select the door, select properties, check the 'opening' box and voila... the door is open.

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    Default Re: door swings

    Also try this- it's strictly a plan view of a door swing that is nested into a door family. The host family has a nested frame family, a nested panel family, and this nested 'plan swing' graphic family. The host controls the parameters for height, width and thickness and an additional parameter gets created for 'swing angle'.

    All parameters from the nested families are controlled by the host that gets loaded into the project. We have the swing angle as a type parameter but it could be either.
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