08 Controlling Door Heights

08 Controlling Door Height

Let’s look at the door height.

Go to the front elevation. The parameter for the door height needs to equal the height off the joinery unit minus the kicker height – because because we want the door to sit above the kicker.

Next, we want to move the door up, so the bottom of the door is at the kicker height. In the Properties Panel, we have an offset parameter.

This offset parameter controls the height of the door relative to this reference level.

Select the door, and in the Properties Panel, click the rectangle in the Offset field. We’ll set the offset of this door to equal the kicker height.

Now we have created a relationship between the kicker height and the door height – so whatever the kicker height is going to be, the door will always start at that same height.

Now, we just need to set the formula for the door parameter.

Go to Family Types, and find the Door Height parameter.

Set the door height to equal the height of the joinery unit minus the kicker height.

Look at it in 3-D. It’s looking good. Let’s flex it.

Before we change the values, let’s make this a little more user friendly. The width, the height, and the depth of the joinery unit are all out of place. Let’s group them together.

Move depth to the top. Move height to be second on the list, and place width after it. They’re all grouped together now, so it will be easier to flex.

Set the depth to 800, the height to 2,000, and the width to 700.

Click Apply. That’s flexing very nicely.

08 Controlling Door Heights

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