Dynamic Component of a bi-fold door

Dynamic Component of a bi-fold door

Postby lmcad » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:03 am

I am trying to construct a bi-fold door will open 90 degrees and with the connecting door panel also rotating 90 degrees so that it will fold flat. Any help on how to do this will be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Dynamic Component of a bi-fold door

Postby remus » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:54 am

have a look at the attached example. It is essentially all driven by the attribute dorrot, which is animated between 0 and 90. this provides the rotation for each of the components, and the distance along the red axis is provided by the 100*cos(doorrot), 100 being the length of the door.
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Re: Dynamic Component of a bi-fold door

Postby lmcad » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:47 am

Remus,
Thank you so much. This is what I was trying to do.

Lou Muller
LMCAD.COM
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Re: Dynamic Component of a bi-fold door

Postby remus » Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:19 am

Glad i could help :)
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Re: Dynamic Component of a bi-fold door

Postby AVguy » Thu Jun 04, 2009 4:55 am

Hi Remus,

I'm hoping you can help me as this DC stuff is causing my brain to overload. I want to create a folding wall similar to your sliding door DC but with about 10 sections. I've had a play around with your example about but I just can't get the 3rd (or 4th etc) section of door to fold properly.

Could you please point me in the right direction.

Thanks
Huw
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Re: Dynamic Component of a bi-fold door

Postby mpomeroy » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:08 am

AVguy,

I am just learning dynamic components, so thought i would take a stab at it. It was good practice for me. Took me a while but i got it.

Mike Pomeroy
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Re: Dynamic Component of a bi-fold door

Postby AVguy » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:17 am

Hi Mike,

Thanks for the reply. It was busting my head trying to work out the cos and tan. I had a brain wave over the weekend though and managed to do it with nested components. This also had the advantage of scaleability. Some weirdness with scale going on when setting up the individual components but a whole lot easier to setup and understand IMHO.

Cheers
Huw
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Re: Dynamic Component of a bi-fold door

Postby AVguy » Tue Jun 09, 2009 12:24 am

Next step is to work out a way of making it add doors automaticlly as the length of the opening changes.
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Re: Dynamic Component of a bi-fold door

Postby amo » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:20 pm

Sorry to bring this back from a long slumber....but is there a way that the rotational axis is different for the two bi-fold panels. I am trying to make it work as a true bi-fold door. So the panel attached to the door frame is rotating on one corner lets call it "A" and the other panel is rotating at the opposite and flipped corner "B". See attached image. I have been trying to reuse the original model attached to the thread, but have had no luck getting it to rotate properly. I need it to have the same rotating parameters as the original does; i.e. opening 90, closing at 0.
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Re: Dynamic Component of a bi-fold door

Postby AVguy » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:55 pm

Hi Amo,

I found that you need to change the origin of the 2nd door component so that it rotates around the correct corner.

Hope that makes sense.
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Re: Dynamic Component of a bi-fold door

Postby amo » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:45 pm

AVguy could you show me how you got it to work. Every time I try to change the axis and have it rotate it either separates when it rotates or it overlaps when it rotates.
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Re: Dynamic Component of a bi-fold door

Postby AVguy » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:03 pm

Hi Amo,

have a look at the attached file. What I've done is nest components within components within components. It's a bit messy in that you end up with a whole lot of similar components but it seems to work really well. The end result is scale-able and rotate-able.

Note the way the orgin of each nested component moves and the rotation instead of being 90 deg is x 2 to make it 180 deg (effectively facing it the opposite direction)

Hope helps
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Re: Dynamic Component of a bi-fold door

Postby amo » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:52 pm

Thanks, that is exactly what I needed for a bifold. That is a very tricky thing to come up with. I don't think I would of thought of doing it that way.
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Re: Dynamic Component of a bi-fold door

Postby sarkarshomit » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:52 pm

Hi...sorry to wake up this age old topic...but can someone guide me in how to prepare a multi sliding folding door...i am able to do for a single component...but the moment it becomes more than one..it becomes complicated...I downloaded the skp examples done and submitted in this thread, but could not make head or tail of the formulae applied.

Kindly help..if possible a video tutorial on youtube...I know i may be asking too much...but there is no tut any where!!...

Regards,
Shomit
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Re: Dynamic Component of a bi-fold door

Postby pcmoor » Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:10 pm

Start simple, create a rectangle, make it a component, "door" later you can replace it with any other component

copy the door to make number required

make all a component, then enter the component, make next set of doors a component but change the axis so that it is opposite to the parent

do so until you reach last door, then in this case check to see if opposite if not then right click the axis when inside this door component and change

build formulas as shown

rotate about Z, opposite and reversed (90 x 2 = 180) x -1
I used the generic parent as the reference rather than component1 as suggested by Dave and others, etc, so easy to copy through.

the rest are always opposite to component 2, so -parent!rotz works

always check as you build, so see that it works...


Then you can modify the door component. however its important you stay within the initial dimensions of the door boundary box. To increase its size, use scale tool on the whole (component1)

So add the size changes to component 1, the children will follow, its not wise to have the children tell the parents what to do. Unless its necessary.
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