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Drawing the Bifold Doors

Bifold doors are generally shown with each door in a half-open position to indicate their distinctive design. Although there are four door panels on the cabin’s closet door, you will need to draw only one, rotate it into place, and then create copies with the MIRROR command. To begin the exercise, you will …

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Drawing a Sliding Glass Door

You will need to use the Endpoint osnap a lot while creating, copying, rotating, and mirroring objects; it’s probably the most frequently used of the osnaps. Rather than activating it as needed, you will turn on Endpoint as a running osnap—an osnap that is permanently turned on: 1. Continue using …

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Scaling the Bathroom Door

You could have used the STRETCH command to make the door narrower, but that’s an advanced Modify command and won’t be introduced until Chapter 11,“Working with Hatches, Gradients, and Tool Palettes.” Besides, the arc would have to be modified to a smaller radius. It’s easier to scale the objects, and the slightly thinner …

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Mirroring Objects

You have located the door in the opening, but it needs to be rotated 90º to be perpendicular to the wall and then flipped so that it swings to the inside of the bathroom. To do this, you’ll use the ROTATE command that you used earlier and then the MIRROR …

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Copying Objects Autocad

As you would expect, the COPY command makes a copy of the objects you select. You can locate this copy either by picking a point or by entering relative coordinates from the keyboard. For AutoCAD to position these copied objects, you must designate two points: a base point, which serves …

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Drawing the Door Swing

The swing shows the path that the outer edge of a door takes when it swings from closed to fully open. Including a swing with the door in a floor plan helps to identify the rectangle as a door and helps to resolve clearance issues. You draw the swings by …

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Rotating the Door

This rotation will be through an arc of 90º in the clockwise direction, making it a rotation of –90º. By default, counterclockwise rotations are positive, and clockwise rotations are negative. You’ll use the ROTATE command to rotate the door: 1. Continue using I04-12-SwingingDoor.dwg (M04-12-SwingingDoor .dwg), or open it if it’s …

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Drawing Swinging Doors

The swinging doors are of two widths: 3′ (915 mm) for exterior and 2′-6″ (762 mm) for interior (refer to Figure 4.28 earlier in this chapter). In general, doorway openings leading to the outside are wider than interior doors, with bathroom and bedroom doors usually being the narrowest. For the …

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Creating Doors

In a floor plan, a rectangle or a line for the door and an arc showing the path of the door swing usually indicates a pivot door. The door’s position varies, but it’s most often shown at 90º from the closed position (see Figure 4.39). The best rule I have come across is …

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Creating the Closet Opening

This doorway is 4′-0″ (1220 mm) wide and has one jamb set in 4″ (100 mm) from the inside of the exterior wall. Figure 4.37 shows the three stages of fabricating this opening: F igu re 4 . 3 7 : Creating the interior openings ▶▶ Stage 1 (top left): …

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