3D Garage Door with angled corners

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  • #13311
    Conweconwe
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    Hello,

    Does anyone one know how to create a garage door with angled corners like this?

    A lot of my clients would like one like it but so far i just said, sorry i can’t: (checked sketchup for one and couldn’t find one.)

    Jack did you ever use one? or anyone else?

    Thanks Conrad

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    #13314
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    Hi Conrad,

    I haven’t looked for a door that is angled and would work for you.

    But you can go to members ,  right click create new, select Taper 1, set dx1 to 1/2″ and  dy1 to about 12″.

    Then go to Details and Profile Rotation and enter 135 deg

    You now have a Wedge that you can insert / elevate at one door corner, get it aligned to wall to eliminate shadows that make the wedge stand out.

    Then Mirror copy to opposite side of Garage door.

    Jack

    zimmerdesign.com

     

     

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    #13317
    FynrDzynrFynrDzynr
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    Create the shape of the opening as a floor by picking points. Export as skp.

    Use Object Wizard to import that as an OPENING. Make certain it’s parallel with the blue vertical face.

    I tried as a door but the leaf isn’t inserted correctly & once inserted there doesn’t appear to be any way of aligning the leaf with the opening. elevate the door elevates both opening & leaf . . .

    Mine was 2700mm high overall. I tried z=0, z=1350 & z= -1350 . . . .

    Try as an OPENING, but that’s not an option in the drop-down list.

    So I imported the skp as an WINDOW, after setting head ht=2700. But that puts the leaf vertically centred at 2700. Elevated to 1350 looked correct in 3D.

    But I’d suggest using a DOOR but set the properties of all the components to 100% translucent. Then add a dummy wall behind (with a return at each end) & insert your desired door in it

    hth

    Merv

     

     

    #13318
    SDSSDS
    Participant

    One word…Trim

    #13319
    Jkzimmjkzimm
    Participant

    TRIM

    By hand. You can angle a member to fit corners.

    Just use a column sized to width and depth , 5/4 x 4 or 6. Name it for future use.

    Break the wall holding the ‘fake’ angle  , either one mentioned above , and the rest of the walls surrounding can have standard trim.

    (The best method would be to just add an item to doors.  Done by Cadsoft)

     

    Jack

    #13320
    Conweconwe
    Participant

    Hey Thanks for the feedback guys,

    I’m going to try this a try thanks.

    Conrad

    #13321
    SDSSDS
    Participant

    TRIM

    By hand. You can angle a member to fit corners.

    Just use a column sized to width and depth , 5/4 x 4 or 6. Name it for future use.

    Break the wall holding the ‘fake’ angle , either one mentioned above , and the rest of the walls surrounding can have standard trim.

    (The best method would be to just add an item to doors. Done by Cadsoft)

    Jack

    Yes, agreed…the best method would be for Cadsoft to add garage doors with angles…

    Using members for trim has many less than desirable consequences if one is producing construction drawings as well as renderings from the same model.

    #13322
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    WORKAROUND.

    Add trapezoid sidlights to a garage door 🙂

     

     

     

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    #13324
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    sidelight settings

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    #13327
    Jkzimmjkzimm
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    If you reduce settings for the frame details,  set to 1/2″, you get a cleaner transition from the main door to the sidelights.

    Now you have 2 areas of concern for materials, the Door style itself and the Sidelights.

    The door has two materials assigned, the Door Leaf for glass,  and the Glass of the Leaf for the body of the door.

    Selecting  the ‘Full Glass’ door ‘Leaf’ option. Set the leaf ‘C’ option deep enough to show the glass when picking Door Leaf material.  Assign the Door Leaf  the image of a garage doors with upper glass.

    Also set the door leaf sides as thin as possible so you can assign the same color Door material (minus the glass). This material you assign to the Glass option in the materials choices.

    Finally the Sidelights get their glass set to the same ‘solid’ door material as the glass of the main door.

    The frames of all can just be a color matching the door color, in this case a dark brown.

    In Materials >Mapping > Use up down/ left right and dimensions  to finish aligning everything.

    Save the door for future use.

    maybe use leaf with window in it at top and then you just assign wood material to door and sidelight glass.

    Jack

    zimmerdeign.com

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    #13334
    Conweconwe
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    Hey Thanks Jack,

    I need to try that as soon as i get time.

    Conrad

    #13339
    SDSSDS
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    That certainly is a creative use of the software

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