AutoCad 2004 - How can I make a door?

Discussion in 'AutoCAD' started by Robert Anthony Finkley, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. I am very new to Autocad, I've always been interested in design and wanted
    to learn this program. I am trying to desing my first layout for a house. I
    was wondering how I can design doors. I know its a stupid question but I'd
    appreciate any help thanks.

    Robert Anthony Finkley, Oct 4, 2005
  2. That sounds like a design question, not a CAD question.
    Michael Bulatovich, Oct 4, 2005
  3. Robert Anthony Finkley

    Marc Clamage Guest

    That's not very helpful! I suggest you manually draw a door (I presume
    you're working in 2D), then convert it to a block. The command to write a
    block is "B." After that you can copy your object around the drawing, rotate
    and mirror it, etc. All the lines in the block will behave as though it's a
    single object. If you were using Architectural Desktop you'd be able to use
    the Smart Walls/Doors/Windows command but you'll have to wing it if you're
    using vanilla AutoCAD.

    Marc Clamage, Oct 5, 2005
  4. Robert Anthony Finkley

    kk Guest

    Are u using Architectural Desktop 2004?

    kk, Oct 5, 2005
  5. I'm not assuming as much about what the OP means, Marc.
    Have you ever designed a door? I have, a couple of times. If he is asking
    "design" as he says, there are many aspects and this wouldn't be the most
    likely newsgroup:

    Visual aspects. Finishes. Mechanical clearances. Joinery. Materials.
    Hardware. Weatherproofing, etc.

    If it's really a drafting question, like , "How do I draw standard doors in
    a plan?" then your answer is spot on.
    If it's "I really like design, and I want to design a door using AutoCAD."
    it's not. Who knows?
    Michael Bulatovich, Oct 5, 2005
  6. Robert Anthony Finkley

    Marc Clamage Guest

    Well Robert Anthony, which is it?

    I assume when someone says "I'm very new to AutoCAD" they're not planning on
    designing a door from scratch but instead are looking to easily insert door
    symbols on their floor plan.

    And yes, kk, I am using ADT. From an architectural standpoint it's a much
    more useful drafting tool than plain AutoCAD, which is rather generic. Like
    all AutoDesk products it's outrageously expensive but when used properly, it
    can really streamline the drafting and design process.

    Marc Clamage, Oct 6, 2005
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