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Door sizing - DesignBuilder

asked 2018-02-22 03:21:18 -0500

RicardoPereira's avatar

updated 2018-02-22 07:18:43 -0500


I am working a project and I received a modification after drawing all my doors, I draw them with 2032 mm (height) but they want it to be simulated with 2011 mm ... Can I change all of them at once? or do I need to redraw all of them?


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answered 2018-02-22 15:42:51 -0500

You have to redraw them unless they are parametric. In last version (v5) you can scale them too (you could do this for more than one door at a time depending if they are external or internal and you can select more than one at the same time).

In any case, the best option in my opinion would be leaving the doors untouched (I am guessing you have many to change). The thermal effect of that change will be negligible (1% difference in area...). Although your words "they want it to be simulated" seem as you may have a problem convincing your customer about this.

Good luck.

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answered 2018-02-26 02:05:49 -0500

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There is a great new feature in the current release that allows you to select multiple openings and change their dimensions. Using that tool it would be quick to do what you suggest. Download the latest version, open your model in that, select the openings you want (ctrl+left-click each one to multi-select) then use the "stretch" toolbar icon to change all of them at once.

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