Join Brian Myers for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding doors to the project, part of Revit Architecture: Designing a House.
- [Instructor] When placing doors in residential projects, usually you'll start with the front door of the house and then begin to number each one of those doors in sequence as you go around the house. Because of that, you typically start with the front door of the building and then begin the number from that front door all the way on around. So let's zoom in here on the first floor to the location of where the front door needs to be here in our project. Next, come over here to the architecture tab and then select on door.
Underneath properties here on the type selector list, we want to find our front door and select front door off of the list. After selecting on the front door, here inside of the view you'll see this little circle with a line going through it which I sometimes joke is my no smoking sign, but what it really indicates is that you can't actually build a door unless it's inside of a wall and that makes sense because in real life, you're probably not going to be building a door unless there's a wall there for it to be attached to.
For the front door, if you touch one of these walls, and in this case this front wall, where we want the door to be at is about two foot six off the wall and I'd also like to have it so that the front door swings into the house. So I'm going to zoom out so that we can see our dimensions, move the door to the two foot six mark, then if you hit the space bar on the keyboard it'll flip the door swing.
And typically whenever you place a front door in, you want that door to swing in toward whatever the closest wall is located at. So, we want the door to look about the way that we see the door here in the picture. So click in order to place that front door in. Once you've placed your door, next thing to do is take a look at the door's number. Now I'm just going to hit escape a couple of times and as of this moment I currently do not have a tag on this door to see what its number is so I'm just going to select on the door, and then underneath properties look for its mark number.
Now right now I can see that its mark number is 14 and that actually means its door number is 14. So to change its number from being 14 to number one which is what we would want our front door to be, you can just click where it has the mark number, click the number one, and then either hit enter or just move your cursor out here into the drawing area and now this door will be door number one. Now if we wanted to tag this door with an actual door tag, we can do that.
Come up here to where we have our annotate tab, and there's an option here to tag by category. Notice how if I highlight and then just touch this door, right now it's giving me a circle with a one, but it also has a line and that line is called a leader. Well what I can do is I can just clear the check mark next to leader, click right here, and now we have door number one which is the front door. Now the next door that I want to place will be along this wall, so the door will be leading into a bedroom area.
Come up to the architecture tab, then select on door. Now before you actually click on this wall in order to place a door, we need to change two different things. The first thing is, is here on the type selector list, we want to use a 36 by 80 single-flush door. So select on the 36 by 80. The second thing is make sure that tag on placement is highlighted. By having tag on placement highlighted, that means that when we actually place this door so that it's swinging in, that it will automatically put a tag there and it'll be the next door number in the sequence.
Since the first one was number one, that means the next door will be number two which is exactly what this door number should be. Now I usually like to place all my doors at minimum one foot, 10 inches away from the wall that they're associated with, or in other words the wall that they're up against. Right now we can see this is at one foot 10 inch so I'll click, and we can see that we now have the door in place and it is in fact door number two. Now let's continue to place doors here in the project.
The next part I'd like to place a door will be right in this location and I also will keep it, one foot ten inches away from the wall there that it's next to. I'll click. We can see that that's door number three. Now we'll continue this sequence of one, two, three, irregardless of what type of door it is that we place for each one of these spaces. For instance, if we come here to properties, and then scroll to find our closet doors, I want to place the 60 by 80 closet door in this location.
Because it is the next one in the sequence, that means that when we place this door and just try to center it there here inside the space, so it'll be two foot, 10 and a half inches on either side, and then click, it will be number four. Also, this number four is really not in the best spot to be able to read this in the construction documents so if you just click on the tag you'll see there's four little arrows that show up here. If you click, hold your mouse button down, you can then drag that number to wherever you need it to be so that it reads properly when it's time to print.
The next door that I want to do is going to be here in the pantry area, which is right off of the kitchen. Come up here to the architecture tab, go to door, change it from a sliding closet door to once again, being one of these 36 by 80 doors, try to center it here on the space, hit the space bar so that the door swings out toward the wall, then click. And now we have a door in that location. The next door that we need to place will actually be here off of the back of our building and what we want to do is that eventually we'll have a deck that leads off the back of the building and we want the doors to lead out to that deck.
Kind of door that we want to place, if we come here to properties, click here on the type selector list, will be this double glass one. It's 72 by 80. Think of this like a glass French door and let's just start to move the door so that we're about six feet off of the edge over here. That should center it fairly well on the deck that'll be drawn later on in the project. Another thing, is that while we could have the doors swinging out, it's much more traditional in a residential setting to have the doors swinging in.
If it's a commercial project, there's a good chance that the doors will swing out. So have those doors swing in and click to place those doors into place. The next area where we want to place our doors will be down in the basement area. So here underneath floor plans of the project browser, go to basement. Let's zoom out and now let's zoom into this area. This'll be the first spot that we place a door. And this door will be leading into the utility room area.
Go to the architecture tab, select on door. Underneath properties there on the type selector list, pick that single-flush 36 by 80, try to center it as best as you can in between this wall and this wall here. Hit the space bar so that the door swings up toward the wall and then click to place it. Here inside of our bathroom, we want to do the same thing. Make sure it's at least one foot ten inches off of the wall.
I'm going to hit the space bar to flip it to the other side. I'm going to click and now we can see that that door is leading into the bathroom area. To finish placing these doors, next thing that we want to do is here inside of the space, place a door over here, it too needs to be at least one foot 10. I'm going to hit the space bar to flip it to the other side. That's door number nine. I want the same kind of door leading into the little downstairs bedroom that we have over here.
Make it one foot 10 off of the wall, hit the space bar. Click to place it and then finally we want to place some doors that lead here into the closet area. Now since it's a fairly big closet opening we don't want to use this 36 by 80. Instead we want to use the sliding closet door and in this case the 72 by 80, the larger one that we have loaded into the project. Come in here, center it up, click and that places the last door in here in the lower level.
We do need to still select on this tag to move it out of the way so that we can read it. Click on the tag, hold down on the double arrows, and then pull that tag off to the side, and then you can zoom out to see all the doors that you placed here inside of the space.
- Entering room information
- Creating exterior and interior walls
- Creating foundation walls and footings
- Adding doors, windows, and floors
- Designing an exterior deck and front porch
- Placing columns
- Creating a roof
- Adding rooms
- Placing lights and ceilings
- Adding a door elevation legend
- Drafting and dimensioning
- Exporting dynamic renderings and presentations
- Creating standard sheets
- Printing documentation