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Adding a Door

Doors can be added very easily to any house in your design. Because the door will automatically snap to the wall of the nearest house, door placement is fast and easy. Both entrance doors and garage doors can be added through the Door object.

To add a door:

1.   Switch to the Perspective view (not required but recommended).

2.   Adjust your view until you can clearly see the wall of the house you wish to add the door to.

3.   Click the Add Door button, which is found at the top of the screen under the Building tab.

4.   Click the picture of the default door that appears to the right of the screen, and then select the door you would like to use from the menu that appears.

5.   Click the wall you wish to add the door to.

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To move an existing door:

1.   Click the door to select it.

2.   Click the door again, but this time hold down the left mouse button as you move the mouse to reposition the door. Note that a door cannot be moved to a different house object.

To adjust the elevation of an existing door:

1.   Click the door to select it.

2.   Hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard, and then click on the door again, but this time hold down the left mouse button as you move the door up or down.

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2.   Modify the Elevation property after your door is selected.

Tips:

      Doors can be easily duplicated by using the Copy and Paste commands.

      Doors can be added in both the Plan and Perspective views, but are easier to add in the Perspective view.

      If you wish to place multiple doors of the same type, click on the Add Door button, hold the Ctrl key on your keyboard, and then simply click once for each door you wish to add.

      Door placement can be difficult if grid snap is enabled because your door will move to the grid intersections as you attempt to add it. You can toggle the grid snapping off by pressing Ctrl + G on your keyboard. For more information, see Snap Settings.

      Doors can only be added to houses that have already been created; they cannot be added to other objects.

      The trim color of each door on your house will change to match the color of the house trim.

See also:

Door Properties
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Objects
Adding a House
Adding a Window
Editing Objects
Saving and Loading Shapes