Placing a Railing in a Doorway

Reference Number: KB-00919
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


I have a doorway in which I would like to be able to place a railing, but don't want to place individual panels as objects from the Library Browser. I can't seem to place it when there is already a wall there.What can I do?


The railing tool can be placed within a doorway by following the steps within this article. 

To place a railing in a doorway

  1. Select Build> Railing and Deck> Straight Railing  to activate this tool.

  2. On the inside of the doorway, click and drag out a small railing segment that will fit in the doorway once moved.

  3. Use the Select Objects  tool to select the railing segment, and click on the Open Object  edit tool to display the Railing Specification dialog.

  4. On the General panel, check the No Room Definition box.

  5. On the Rail Style panel, specify the type of Railing that you want to have placed such as Panels, have Post to Overhead Beam, etc.

  6. Go to the Materials panel and specify the materials of the components for the railing.

  7. Click OK when you have completed making your changes in this dialog.

  8. Next, use the Select Objects  tool to select the railing segment. With it selected, hold down the Ctrl key on you keyboard, place your mouse cursor over the center square Move  edit handle, and carefully place the railing segment within the doorway opening.

    Holding down the Ctrl key on your keyboard while moving an objects allows for unrestricted placement. For more info, see the Related Articles section below.

  9. Take a Camera  view to see the results.