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    Curved door in a curved wall

    Elsewhere online I saw somebody asking how to build a curved door to fit into a curved wall. We know that nested families are the way to do it but are there any things that somebody should know in advance before trying to build such a door family?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidLarson View Post
    ...are there any things that somebody should know in advance before trying to build such a door family?
    Apart from the radius, the chord, and the height?

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    In general, any of the difficulties in making such a door family. I've never tried to make anything like a pocket door that fits inside of a curved wall. It seems like the kind of thing that has no practical application other than to see if you can make it work.

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    This door probably is not pocket-type but sliding, hanging from a track that is attached to the interior face of the wall. It's an exercise of geometry. That's why I said that the important information is the radius, the chord, and the height. I have seen a project that uses this type of door.

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    Now that I've thought about it I want to make all of them. Flush like what's in the white house, pocket, sliding barn doors, etc. Anybody have an extra 400 hours I can have for free?

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    Without Dynamo, the door family won't ever automatically adjust to the radius of the wall anyway (unless it's a really ghetto adaptive component). In that light, I'd simply make it an unhosted set of components that cut with voids.

    In theory, wall hosted is giving you the wall thickness, but since it can't give you the radius anyway, you're still manually coordinating it.

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    In the project that I am talking about, the radius of the door and the radius of the wall were associated to the same global parameter. Therefore, yes, the door can adjust to the radius of the wall without Dynamo, by changing the value of the global parameter.

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    Well okay: Ill rephrase: The door isnt going to automatically adjust to the radius of the wall unless you use Dynamo, or manually set the global parameter to the door and the wall. Better?

    Doesnt change the point i was making, which is that you cant constrain the radius of the door in the FAMILY, simply by using a Wall Hosted Family, ergo there isnt much value (if any) for a radiused door going in a radiused wall, being in a Wall Hosted Family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    ...ergo there isnt much value (if any) for a radiused door going in a radiused wall, being in a Wall Hosted Family.
    Well, for this project that I am referring to, and the company that is making those models, it does have value making those doors in that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alfredo Medina View Post
    Well, for this project that I am referring to, and the company that is making those models, it does have value making those doors in that way.
    Hey, if they are happy, im happy!

    (As i said, if someone was looking for my advice, i wouldnt use wall hosted, as there is no value in using wall hosted. Obviously, opinions vary!)

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