Creating a French Door


Reference Number: KB-00134
Last Modified: September 6, 2019

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or Home Designer Suite or Home Designer Interiors or Home Designer Essentials



QUESTION

How can I create a simple 15 lite French Door?

Camera view of back porch showing double French Doors leading from the house to the porch


ANSWER

A standard French Door can be easily created using the standard Door Tools.  


To create a French Door

  1. Open the plan in which you would like to create a French door.  


  2. Select Build> Door> Hinged Door  from the menu and click on a wall to place a standard door at that location.

  3. Click the Select Objects  tool, then click on the door to select it and click the Open Object  edit button.  


  4. In the Exterior Door Specification dialog:  

    • On the General panel, click the Door Style drop-down arrow and select Glass Panel from the list.

    • Under Panel Frame Options, change the Bottom value to 4"

      Exterior Door Specification dialog with Glass Panel selected for the Door Style and 4” entered for the Panel Frame Options Bottom value

        Double the Width of the door in the Door Specification dialog to automatically create a double french door at this location.


    • On the Lites panel, change the Lites Across value to 3 and Lites Vertical to 5.

      Exterior Door Specification dialog with 3 entered for Lites Across and 5 entered for Lites Vertical on the Lites panel   

        
  5. Click OK to close the dialog and apply your changes.  


  6. Finally, take a 3D Full Camera  view of the door to view the results.