Based on the same nested and swappable families’ principal present in all of RevitHQ doors, these folding doors presented some new challenges. The initial attempt at their creation was a single completely parametric folding door system. It utilized arrayed panels such that the amount could have been unlimited, in theory. It even had the ability to dynamically change its opening position, flipping panels as needed, while also moving handles and locks, a task that was anything but simple.
These two features were useful but required enormous lines of equations, ‘if’ statements, embedded in ‘if’ statements, embedded in ‘and’ statements, only to be embedded in more ‘if’ statements. It was a beast of a family and suffered greatly from performance issues in projects whenever changes were made.
After much testing the decision was made to split these families based on the door amount and the opening position, resulting in a set that currently contains 9 different variations. All the same highly adjustable features are present within these families, and they even share the same nested panels handles and locks that are used in the swing, sliding and pivot sets.
As with all of our other door families, panels are interchangeable on the fly, swings are independently adjustable in 2D and 3D, as well as frames being highly adaptable, and much more. Refer to our door features summary page for more information.
For a limited time and to celebrate to the release of the Folding Door Family Set use the link below to download a free sample of the 4 Panel_Center Folding contained within the set!
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