WINDOWS AND DOORS SYSTEMS: 3D MODELS FOR YOUR PROJECT
Parametric models and 3d models of profile systems are available to all users on this page.
By definition, profile systems are doors, windows, patio doors, armoured doors, sliding doors, flush doors etc. that divide an indoor space from an outdoors space (external profile systems) or dividing two internal environments (internal profile systems).
The frame is complementary to the profile system. These are two terms that are commonly associated: they are actually two different but complementary elements.
The frame is a set of fixed elements welded to the wall. These elements include the frame, false frame, and counter frames. They are all door and window elements that provide rigidity and connect the frame to the wall.
Profile systems are divided into two main categories: doors and windows, in turn, the doors are subdivided into different sub-categories: hinged doors, flush doors, sliding doors, armoured doors, folding doors etc.
The most commonly used door models to design indoors include: hinged doors, flush doors and sliding doors. The main difference between these models lies in the positioning of the frame and sub frame with respect to the wall.
Doors are apparently complex elements to be designed, but using the drawing software the task becomes easier. Using Revit makes it possible, quite immediately, to create BIM parametric models of doors and window in .rfa format that can be exported in .ifc, which allow to modify the design of the door or window according to the size of the opening to which they are applied.
Obviously, handles are to be associated to a door model. Handles are uploaded on Revit as families, and are applied to the height and position using the component command.
Once the door or window model is completed, it can be easily imported to a project by uploading the family and correctly positioning it in the portion of the wall.
The same procedure is valid for the 3d window or 3d door, both single and double leaf, models.
Regarding the materials used for making windows and doors, the market offers various solutions, the most common materials being: wood, PVC and aluminium. However, wood is used for the construction of interior doors, while for external doors and windows, PVC and aluminium are mostly used.