How to Create 3 Types of Panel Doors in Revit

Even with Revit’s extensive libraries, you might not find the specific door you need. Creating your own Revit family for the desired door is the only probable and practical solution for this. Revit families allow you to customize the door to meet your exact specifications and requirements in the Revit environment. Here is an example:

Step 1

On the “Families” tab, select “New.” A list of templates will show on your screen. We will be selecting the “Metric Door” template since we will be creating doors in metric units. 

Step 2

The first step is to create our own door frames. Set up reference planes along the edges of the door by creating offsets from the door opening edges. Assign a specific offset value to each plane and create a new set of parameters for them. Select the “lock” symbol on each parameter.

Step 3

Once you have configured the parameters for the door frames, proceed to build the frame’s path to the edges of the door openings. Navigate to the “Create” tab > “Sweep” > “Sketch Path.” Create your path, and once it is established, be sure to lock the lines of the path you have created.

Step 4

Create the shape of your door frame. Click the check mark in the upper corner, then choose “Edit Profile.” Now, sketch the profile of your door frame, ensuring that every line is locked.
Afterward, assign dimensions to your frame and also lock each dimension. This will maintain the geometry in place but allow adjustments when moving your models to your projects. Click “Finish” once you’re done.

Step 5

Create your door panel by clicking on the “Create” tab and selecting “Extrude.” Form your rectangular panel within your door opening. Adjust the door panel’s height. Once you’re done, lock each segment of your panel’s door path. 

Step 6

Navigate to “File” > “Select New” > “Family” > “Metric Profile.” You can now create the section of your door moldings, and you may utilize Google Images as a reference for shaping the door molding. 

In the Create tab, select “Void Forms” > “Void Sweep” > “Sketch Path” > “Set” > “Pick a Plane.” Sketch the path, click the checkmark. You can now load your “Metric Profile” on your sketched path. Adjust the angle on your molding profile, and click the checkmark again. Repeat this process for all moldings. Make sure that all the dimensions are locked. 

After successfully creating all your moldings, you can now load your door into your existing project/s. The flexibility of this process allows you the option to make additional modifications to the door, tailoring it to align perfectly with your unique design preferences. Revit’s adaptability ensures that your final project not only meets functional requirements but also aligns with your specific door designs.

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