Placing a Railing in a Doorway


Reference Number: KB-00919
Last Modified: May 22, 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

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?

Stacked stone walls with doorways and railings


ANSWER

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  .


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

    Railing placed outside of doorway


  3. Use the Select Objects  tool to select the railing, and click on the Open Object  edit tool.


  4. On the General panel of the Railing Specification dialog that displays, check the No Room Definition box.

    Checking the No Room Definition box, located on the General panel of the Railing Specification dialog


  5. On the Rail Style panel, specify the type of Railing that you want to have placed such as Panels, have Post to 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. With it selected, hold down the Ctrl/Command key on you keyboard, place your mouse cursor over the square Move  edit handle, and carefully move the railing segment within the doorway opening.

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


  9. Take a Camera view to see the results.