Reference Number: KB-01161Last Updated: 04-15-2014 07:29 AM
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When I take a 3D view of my plan, the doors always show as closed. How do I show them as being open?
Chief Architect makes it east to open doors in your plans. You can open individual doors or you can set the defaults to make every door show as open in your 3D views.
To specify one door as open
With the Select Object tool, select the door you wish to open.
Use the Open Object tool to open the Door Specification dialog.
On the Generalpanel, in the Swing Angle box, specify the angle you wish to display the open door.
Click on the Optionspanel. Place a dot in the Show Open radio button under 3D Display.
The Show Door Open edit tool, located on the edit toolbar when a door is selected, is a quick and easy way to set the door to being open if you already have the swing angle setup correctly within the default settings.
To set all doors as open in default settings
Click on Edit> Default Settings .
Click on the arrow next to Doors, select Interior Door, then click the Edit button.
On the Interior Door Defaults Dialog, click the Generalpanel and specify the Swing Angle you want.
Click on the Optionspanel and place a dot in the radio button for Show Open.
Click OK, all default interior doors will now be shown as open.
Note: These same settings can be specified for each Door Type within the Default Settings, although the option to change the swing angle will only be available for Interior, Exterior, and Bifold doors.