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mstumpo

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Maybe this has been answered ad nauseam but how do you place a door (interior 42 for example) in a door width 36".
davew

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Do you mean a PB item in Hardware --->Door sliding 42?

This one is not a Dynamic Component.  The size is specified by the manufacturer's catalog.
You could scale it up or down to fit your opening.
mstumpo

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Yes, in PB. Is it just a matter of scaling or is there a best practice? The door I select may not fit in the width I am dealing with. What is the best method to scale or fit it in that size?
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For SketchUp scaling use the scale tool.
However, many of these doors are correctly dimensions.  And they apply auto-cut so they will (not all of them) cut into a wall and look good from one side of the wall such as the interior side of a wall.

But depending on your wall thickness the back side of the door (or the exterior) will not display as it is possible buried in the wall.  you will need to push the exterior side surface of the wall so it's flush to the door frame or the door frame is visible.  Then I would use select the wall face and the door component and use Edit--->Intersect Face ---->with Selection and wait a minute for SketchUp to calculate.

That will "cut" the planar exterior wall face so that you can delete faces that intersect with the door.

There's probably various ways of doing it.

Keep in mind, using Intersect Faces can take a massive amount of time if you have a large model.

You could create the wall and door intersection in a different SketchUp instance and then import the wall/ door into your model.  Edit In Place can come in handy in this situation.

I hope this makes sense.
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