How to draw external doors?

Can someone share a screenshot of how an external door should be drawn in AutoCAD so that it gets picked up by the AutoDefine function in Hevacomp, please? Windows work great but however I draw doors they never get recognised and need be added manually. (I use the appropriate layers). Thank you for your help.

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  • Hi Adam,

    All you should need to do is to assign the correct layers as below. If the doors are not being picked up then I suspect that perhaps the outline of the room may be overlapping the plan of the door. If you delete the part over the door it should work fine.

    However personally I would suggest that simply entering the door surface in Hevacomp would be far quicker than altering your DXF drawings and re-importing it etc. In practice Autodefine nearly always requires a certain amount of manual tracing as well to complete a model.

    Shane Regan | Principle Building Performance Support Engineer

        

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  • Hi Adam,

    All you should need to do is to assign the correct layers as below. If the doors are not being picked up then I suspect that perhaps the outline of the room may be overlapping the plan of the door. If you delete the part over the door it should work fine.

    However personally I would suggest that simply entering the door surface in Hevacomp would be far quicker than altering your DXF drawings and re-importing it etc. In practice Autodefine nearly always requires a certain amount of manual tracing as well to complete a model.

    Shane Regan | Principle Building Performance Support Engineer

        

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