I am re-visiting this old post for the door families.
Here are the doors in our projects:
1. Four wall types: CMU, concrete/tilt-up, stud walls, and trussbilt.
2. Frame types: header: 2 inch or 4 inch; jamb: hinge side 2 inch/strike side 2 inch or 8 inch; single rabbet or double rabbets.
3. Twelve panel types, with two operations: slider or swinger.
4. Two panel thickness: 1.75 inch and 2 inch.
5. Four built-in accessories (not all panels have all four accessories, depending on the program).
Using the door families including frame and panel will have too many combinations. I think the best way is to separate the door frames from door panels as shown in the first post here.
I made all door types with flush panels only, which can be placed into walls in PD phase.
All panels are created by using generic family template as nested families with associative parameters. All shared parameter are in the host families (door frames) only. By changing the door width and height in frame type, the panel will be flexed accordingly.
In CD phase, we change the panel types base on the function of the room, then schedule them. Also, this way the frame types and panel types are all legends.
Share this thought with everyone. Any comments are welcome.
Edited on: Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 9:15:39 PM