Join Thiago Santos Mundim for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding doors and windows, part of ArchiCAD Essential Training.
- [Voiceover] Now that we have set up doors and windows, it's time to start adding them to the project, and to do that, I'm gonna go here to the Door Tool, and instead of setting up a door, I'm gonna click on this little arrow here, and I'm gonna use one of my favorite doors here. If you have the exercise fives, you can also use this door, or you can just go ahead and set up the door that you want. So I'm gonna double click here and get this internal hinged door, and to add a door, the first thing you have to choose is the anchor point, if you want the door to be anchored by the center or one or the other side of the doors.
So you have the anchor point as the side. And then when you're adding the door, just make sure that you have the sun, this little sun icon, on the outside of the ambient here adding the door. And that's how ArichiCAD is gonna know if you're going from one ambient to the other and so you can schedule that way. So I'm gonna go ahead and click here anywhere in the door. Now ArchiCAD is asking me where the door is gonna open to, so I'm gonna put it inside on one side here. And now I can use the arrow tool to select the door, ctrl + d or cmd + d to drag it around, so I'm gonna put it right on the beginning of the wall, and then ctrl + d again to move it 100.
There's a better way to do that. I'm gonna select the door again, but before adding the door I'm gonna use the cmd + t, go here, change the size of it from one meter to 70 centimeters. And I'm gonna add this door, but now instead of adding anywhere and then moving around, I'm gonna hold the mouse here on the corner until this blue circle comes, and then I'm gonna move down, type 100 and enter. So now I have the door 100 away from that blue point, and I'm gonna choose the orientation to the inside here.
I'm gonna use another door here, my favorite. I'm gonna use a sliding door with three panels. So this is a door that I have set up earlier, where I choose one of the sliding doors here of the library. Press OK. And, same thing, the sun is outside. I'm gonna click in one corner here and choose how I want the door to open. And I'm also gonna move it 10 centimeters down. Same thing for the windows, it's very similar. I'm gonna go here, click on the arrow to choose from one of my favorites.
I'm gonna choose this big window here, double click. Now I'm gonna choose the anchor point. Let's see if I can get the blue point around. Yes, perfect. I lost it. Let me zoom in a little bit. So now I'm gonna move 100, enter, and then choose where the window opens. You can do all of that as well on the 3D, so I'm gonna press F3 to go to the 3D window, and we can see our doors already coming up. I'm gonna go to my favorite here on the windows and choose another window, double click.
And as we start passing the mouse on the wall, we can also insert a window, choose where it opens to, and here we could select ctrl + d to drag and position it around. And when you're in 3D you can also click in one of the points and start stretching this window sideways or upwards and downwards. So you can reshape the windows, aligning to other elements in the project. Now I'm gonna press the F2, go back to the floor plan, and that's how we add the doors and the windows that you have set up to the project.
So just go ahead, have fun with it.
- Opening and navigating an ArchiCAD project
- Setting up working units and stories
- Importing drawings
- Modeling walls, slabs, doors, and windows
- Grouping and ungrouping objects
- Creating sections and elevations
- Working with dimensions
- Publishing drawings
- Modeling and documenting detailed designs
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 06/14/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: using the Stair tool and working with objects. In addition, new videos were added that cover what's new in ArchiCAD 21, stair settings, working with railings, railing settings, using the Multiply tool, and 3D styles.