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Door Tools

Door Tools

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Door Tools enables swing directions on doors for use in schedules and tags. The function updates several different parameters and can be used in a number of different ways. You will need to manually run the function whenever these parameters should be updated.

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Door Tools has two buttons:

Update Doors, which simply updates all doors according to your last setting.

Door Tool Settings, which is where you configure the function. In almost all projects you will need to run the settings and configure at least once before updating doors - otherwise some variants of doors might prevent you from running the function.

 

How to configure Door Tools using Door Tool Settings

When you click Door Tool Settings, the window to the right will appear. The first ribbon, General, is where you select which parameters you would like Door Tools to update.

CQTypeCount is a shared type-parameter with a text value representing the number of doors of that type.

For historical reasons, it also updates

CQDoorTypeCount (a shared, integer), if existing.

CQSwingCount is a shared type-parameter with a text value representing the number of left and right swinged doors. For instance this could be "10L8R".

This function also updates the parameter CQDoorSwingCount, if existing. CQSwingDirection is a shared, instanceparameter with the detected swing direction of the door.

Mark is used to update information on mainly doors which are in groups.

The various settings available on Mark is explained below.

To Room/From Room is used to update the room information - when you place doors in Revit 2014, this information is correct, but never updated if you move the door.

If you would like to reverse the to/from room make sure the CQReversedRoom Association parameter is checked.

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The next ribbon, Door Swing, is where you configure your doors and verifies that the function has recognised the correct swing direction of your door family.

In the Naviate library, the detection is determined from the parameter CQOriginalSwing direction – if you are using other families you might need to select the setting here.

Unconfigured is used when the function could not determine the swing - you will not be able to run Door Tools with any unconfigured doors.

Left and Right can be further configured to the right - if you have any local codes to what left and right should be.

Not Applicable is for doors which should not have a swing direction - such as garage doors or symmetrical double doors.

Varies is when you have a door family where the swing direction can vary by type - the standard window in Naviate is one example of such a family. (Normally, a door family has a determined swing direction which is the same in all types.)

Flipstate is used when you don't want to use left/right but would like to know if the door is mirrored instead. Perhaps a more common choice on larger windows.

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The third ribbon, Mark, is where you configure what information you would like to update on the built-in-parameter Mark.

Sequential numbering will renumber the doors – if you would like to prevent the function from altering a specific door, make sure the CQManualOverrideMark is checked. Checking will prevent any changes to mark to that door.

The numbering system might create slightly unpredicable results if you do this.

The Sequential numbering dropdown affects if the new numbers are to be letters or numbers.

Please note that Mark is a special parameter on doors and windows - it's updated automatically whenever you create a door or window.

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Department and Level codes can be used to map your departments and levels to another names on the Mark parameter.

This could be useful if you have a special Requirement or perhaps if you have several levels that you would like to have the same name.

In older versions of Door Tools there was a software issue here - if you had clicked in the Department Code column b ut not written anything the function would not run. To correct this, enter a single letter.

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The last ribbon, Type Count, is used for limiting Door Tools to a specific phase.

Note that if you have once ran Door Tools on one phase and then delselected it here afterwards, your information might be out of date.

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When you click OK to save the settings, you will be given the choice to run Door Tools on your project.

If you chose to update the doors and all goes well, you will get a report on how many doors were updated.

This is also the only window shown if you select "Update Doors" instead of going through the settings.

Please note that only doors in Main Model or Primary Design Options are updated.

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Examples of Use

One example of using the parameter CQSwingDirection - to get left/right suffix on doors to show in a tag on a plan drawing.

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Another example - this is from Naviate's door presentation sheet, several Door Tools parameters combined in a tag.

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