Placing a Gate in a Deck Railing

Reference Number: KB-00513
Last Modified: July 16, 2015

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 or Home Designer Landscape & Deck


When I create a deck using Post to Overhead Beam walls and add a gate or door, it isn't visible and appears only as an opening. How do I make the door itself visible?


Doors added to a room with a Deck room label will only initially be placed as an opening. Use the following procedure to make the door visible by making changes to place a door or gate in the railing.


To place a door or gate in a railing

  1. From the menu select Build> Door> Hinged Door , and click on the wall in which you would like to add the door.

  2. Using the Select Objects  arrow tool, select the door, then click on the Open Object  edit button to display the Door Specification dialog.

  3. On the General panel of the Door Specification dialog:

  • Under Door Type field, click the drop down menu and choose Hinged.

  • Then click on the Library button next to Door Type to browse a selection of Gates and Doors.

  • For the purposes of this example, we will use the "Diamond" gate, then click OK to close the Select Library Object dialog.

  • Click OK to apply this change and close the Door Specification dialog.