10 responses

  1. frank de brouwer
    December 4, 2012

    seems to me a somewhat complicated way. I use a door-block with a wipeout the size of the wall (if you want to use several widths; make the block dynamic and use visibility for the various widths). Als long as the two short lines perpendicular to the wall are part of the block, it’s simple. If you decide to later move the door, or even switch to a different wall-thickness, it’s equally simple.
    I enjoy your tips very much and find them very usefull most of the time.

  2. Hans Graveman
    December 4, 2012

    Its easier to draw two lines on de wall and trim in between or to incorporate the trim lines in the door block you can trim with entities placed in a block


    • Ellen
      December 4, 2012

      Thanks to both Paul, Hans and Frank for that alternate method, using TRIM instead of BREAK. Frank, do you leave the wall untrimmed, with the door on top of it?

  3. Paul Sherwood
    December 4, 2012

    This seems like way too many steps. I just use simple Plines to draw the two sides of the door opening and then use TRIM to remove the opening. Then insert my scalable door block to the exact width of the opening.

  4. Frank de Brouwer
    December 12, 2012

    yes, the wall remains untrimmed. repositioning the door is easy that way, because you don’t have to stretch both wall-ends every time you want to reposition the door. no trouble in case the wall is hatched also. of course it is a kind of fake drawing, because there are no holes in the wall in the actual drawing, but in my case (i’m an architect) in practice we work with paper drawings. never seen a contractor with an ipad on the job (not till now anyway).

  5. Todd R
    December 13, 2012

    Am I crazy or is the hinge on the wrong side of the door?

  6. John
    April 29, 2013

    Todd not if it is a protruding door leaf which doors for refrigeration units have, although I would expect that to be thicker

  7. Robert Mora
    September 15, 2013

    Mline then scale, put the wide and them use trim, I think is faster this way.

  8. rt
    September 17, 2013

    Todd. Maybe just a little, but I do not know you. ;) This is actually a very common way to show doors, at least in architectural drawings. Dispite its inaccuratcy. My method is to create a lisp routine to do the door opening. Three point and done. Creates door opening, framing opening, and even inserts door type. And puts door on layer of choice. Working on doing this using DCL. Still working on that.

  9. Nikjow
    October 19, 2014

    Is there an easy way to create a wall by using the break command?
    I enjoy your tips very much and find them very useful most of the time. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

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