The Vectorworks Design Suite products provide the Door tool to create doors and place them into walls, including into curtain walls as special “curtain wall doors.” Additionally, the Vectorworks libraries include door symbols in standard sizes and various configurations, as well as some manufacturers’ catalogs. In Vectorworks Architect, additional resources are available, and energy-related information specified for doors is considered when conducting an energy analysis.

The Update Plug-in Objects command may need to be run on files containing doors that were created in an earlier version of the software This command converts the doors to the latest format; see Migrating from previous versions.

Creating a door style allows you to set fixed values for some of the parameters for all instances that use the style, while maintaining the ability to edit other parameters for each instance of the door. See Concept: Plug-in object styles. Once a door style is created, you can select it from the Resource Selector on the Tool bar or on the Door Settings dialog box (see Door settings).

Alternatively, a door can be customized by adjusting various parameters, and then saved as a symbol so that its parameters are preset upon insertion. This eliminates the need to repeatedly apply parameters, maximizes memory efficiency, and allows global editing of symbols. See Concept: Vectorworks symbols.

If a custom door is unique (that is, it has only one instance) in a project, creating a style or symbol from it is unnecessary. However, making a style or symbol of the installed door makes it easy to reuse it in other drawings should there be a need to do so in the future.

After the symbol is created, it can be selected from the Door Settings dialog box (by selecting Use symbol geometry as described on the door settings General pane, where it can take advantage of functionality such as embedded IDs and data, cavity wrapping, splays, and wall offsets.

To enable automatic ID labeling, from the ID Tag pane of the settings dialog box, select Include on schedule, and specify the ID parameters. If necessary, set the class to which the ID is assigned to visible.

Creating doors

Door settings

Editing doors


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