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SteveMontgomery

How to inset a door in a thick wall

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I'm having difficulty positioning an exterior door in a 600mm thick stone wall. I want the door to swing inwards but when I use the edit handles to do this, I end up with the hinges on the interior of the wall. I want them inset about 100mm from the exterior.

 

Home Designer Pro 2017 provides a facility to inset windows in a thick wall but I can't see any way to do the same thing for a door.

 

Any suggestions?

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You can set the door or window to "Recessed to sheathing" or "Recessed to the main layer" by way of the objects Specification Dialog - Frame Tab, that is what is available.

 

DJP

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Lots of previous discussion from users in the UK about this shortcoming.

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Thanks for the advice guys. I'll try modelling the wall as 100mm main with 500mm inner layers (both of the same stone material) and set the door recess to main.

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