Custom Pocket Door Plan Symbol (Cadimage)

Here’s a quick “work-around” for anyone frustrated with pocket door panel spacing and pocket opening dimensions. Although there may be an easier way to do this with a single door element (please speak up if there is!), this gets us the plan symbol, operation and leaf dimension schedule elements we are looking for. In this case, we wanted three 2″ door panels in a 9 1/2″ pocket opening with a 3/4″ pocket frame at the outside face of each door. This requires four doors total.

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The first door is a pocket door whose panel is set to the full 9 1/2″ thickness of the pocket opening. Th door panel is then turned off; the symbol set to 180º opening in both plan and 3d (elevation) views. This essentially creates the pocket cavity.

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Next place three doors with the correct panel thickness & door stop offset (found at Frame > Main Frame > Door Stops > “Set the leaf in from the main frame”). Set the plan symbol to show varied opening opening angles, in this case I have them set to 90º, 67º & 45º. Turn the mainframe thickness to 0″ and turn off all trim for the three pocket door panels.

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Since we are only scheduling the door leaf (to face of main frame) dimensions, we only need to schedule one of the four doors. Set all other doors to have an element ID of “X” to omit them from schedules and set the Dimension Marker to No Marker.


One thought on “Custom Pocket Door Plan Symbol (Cadimage)

  1. wwabim Post author

    One more thing for all WWA employees working on AC18 projects; I have saved a list of favorites to the server under ArchiCAD Systems > Favorites > AC v18 for these doors if you are interested in trying this out. (V18 Spaced Pocket Doors.prf)



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