New Doors from SketchUp to Mozaik and back

New Doors from SketchUp to Mozaik and back

Postby JFast » Mon May 26, 2014 10:11 pm

Using SketchUp 2014 Pro, and transferring to Mozaik and back to SketchUp for the finished rendering.

Tried my hand at creating a new dynamic door style based on our company's own door library. Referring to the image below, how can I get the doors & drawers to only adjust in length & width depending on the cabinet, instead of the rails and stiles being stretched as well?

I've entered formula's and constraints for all the parts in SketchUp, but still has the parts being adjusted as well. Help if you can! :cry:


Re: New Doors from SketchUp to Mozaik and back

Postby Dave R » Tue May 27, 2014 2:27 am

In general resizing in a Dynamic Component is done as a scaling operation the solution to your problem is to make the door as five separate components as it would be in real life. Then, to change the height of the door, your forumlae have to move the top rail while scaling the stiles. If you want to change the width of the door, you need to move a stile while scaling the rail. Of course you'll also need to scale the panel accordingly. If you were to use a raised panel and wanted to be able to resize it in either or both width and height, you'd need to change the panel into nine separate components so some can be moved while others get scaled. In most cases, for my models, I plan to make a cutlist from the model and showing the panel as nine different components is not useful in the least.

In your model you would also need to move the door pull so it goes with the rail.
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Re: New Doors from SketchUp to Mozaik and back

Postby pcmoor » Tue May 27, 2014 2:48 pm


some ideas you may consider.

build a template and "factory" so as produce common styled components

use outer-shell and explode to convert multiple components to one for takeoffs and painting

attached a selection of doors that were produced using a factory method. I have not worried about joints, after picking size, can go to the next level and right click, outer shell, right click explode. You are left with external attributes and one solid, Ideal for MDF doors.
The doors should be individually saved to your components library before, then if you need to edit the shell later then swap with same or similar

Added sample file and the process to make doors


Re: New Doors from SketchUp to Mozaik and back

Postby JFast » Tue May 27, 2014 7:23 pm

Dave, thanks for the reply. That's exactly what I'm trying to accomplish is the move/scale balance on the doors. Do you happen to have a door template with formulas for how to achieve that?

PC, thanks for all the detailed attachments & template file. I've imported a door to try out the features in our Mozaik program, but when I render it back out to SketchUp the rails and stiles are all stretched instead of staying at their constraints. Thanks though, nice work if I was only drawing cabinets in SketchUp!


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