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    Doors and MO

    Hi all,

    I have a question regarding doors and their masonry openings. At our office, we typically show a 2" frame for a door in any wall type and if the door occurs in a concrete/masonry wall, we add a 1/4" on each side. If it's a 3'-0 x 7'-0 door in a CMU wall, the rough opening would then be 3'4-1/2 x 7'2-1/4.

    I was thinking that family-wise, the door is the same and it's just the host (stud wall vs masonry wall) that's changing, so perhaps the 1/4" dimension on each side is achieved by an instance parameter. (I'm a newbie in the profession itself so if I'm completely off, let me know )

    How do people handle this in Revit?

    Cheers!

    #2
    Well, since almost all my doors require a 12 mm (1/4") gap, I´ve made it a Type parameter - But in your case I´d go for an Instance Parameter (Which I probably also would, if I were to rebuild my own)
    Klaus Munkholm
    "Do. Or do not. There is no try."

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      #3
      Hey another Darryl!! Welcome!
      Darryl Store - Associate (BIM)
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        #4
        I'm a little off topic here, but wouldn't you want a 4" frame at the head of the door? So the opening is a masonry dimension for a 7'-0" door?
        Chad Koscinski | Architect

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          #5
          thanks for the replies! haha and hi darryl! I'm glad you have that "PRP" in your screen name or I wouldn't be able to use this plain old "darryl" screen name.

          I spoke with one of the other guys in the firm that I work at and he said it would be best to just make all the doors have the 1/4" gap, so I made it a type parameter. It's better it worked out that way anyways since I was running into problems trying to use an instance parameter but also have that mixed with the rough width which is a type parameter. oops.

          Chadwick, that's true now that i think about it. How do you guys handle that? Separate door type? Doors with all instance parameters (I read that another member on the forum uses this method)? Our firm is still relatively new to Revit so we aren't anywhere near doing anything complex like nested doors/frames in door families. Up until I changed the door families to show the frame, they were using the OOTB door families.

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            #6
            What I've done with our doors is add an instance parameter to the height of the frame head. See attached family.
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            Chad Koscinski | Architect

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              #7
              Originally posted by Chadwick17 View Post
              What I've done with our doors is add an instance parameter to the height of the frame head. See attached family.
              Thanks for this, I was looking to get a good sample, before finishing my own door.
              XL Joinery Doors

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                #8
                You could also check out the Door Family in this thread
                Martijn de Riet
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