Adding Door Handles to Architectural Desktop 3 Doors

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Do you need Door Handles?

In this detailed explanation, excerpted from Elise Moss's book on Architectural Desktop, you will go through all of the steps required to add a custom block of a door handle to an Architectural Desktop Door Style.

Download: ADT_Door_Handles.pdf ( 650 Kb )

From the book:

Autodesk Architectural Desktop R3.3: Through the Roof

ISBN 1-58503-094-5

Autodesk Architectual Desktop R3.3 Intermediate: Through the Roof, written by Elise Moss and Chris Fox, published by Schroff Development Corporation,, takes users to the next level.  Using a series of easy to follow tutorials, readers learn how to:

  • Use Mass Groups and Mass Elements to explore different design concepts
  • Create and Modify Curtain Walls
  • Create and Modify Complex Window Assemblies
  • Add a Door to a Window Assembly
  • Use a stair to create a ramp
  • Create and manage column grids and structural members
  • Add an elevator easily to a commercial layout
  • And more...
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About the Author

Elise Moss
Moss Designs
21951 Bear Creek Way
Los Gatos, CA 95033
408.395.0855 voice
408.354.2496 fax

Elise Moss has worked for the past twenty years as a mechanical designer in Silicon Valley, primarily creating sheet metal designs.  She has written articles for Autodesk’s Toplines magazine and AUGI’s PaperSpace.   She is President of Moss Designs, creating custom applications and designs for corporate clients.    She is President of Silicon Valley AutoCAD Power Users, the largest AutoCAD user’s group in the United States. She is currently serving as a junior board member on Autodesk User Group International’s Board of Directors.  She has taught CAD classes at DeAnza College, Silicon Valley College, Evergreen Valley College, and for Autodesk resellers.

She holds a baccalaureate degree from San Jose State.

She is married with two sons.  Her older son, Benjamin, is currently studying electrical engineering at UC Santa Cruz.  Her younger son, Daniel, is studying architecture at West Valley College.  Her husband, Ari, is a computer scientist.

Elise is a third generation engineer.  Her father, Robert Moss, is a metallurgical engineer in the aerospace industry.  Her grandfather, Solomon Kupperman, was a civil engineer for the City of Chicago.

She can be contacted via email at

More information about the author and her work can be found on her website at

Other books by Elise Moss

Autodesk Inventor R5 Fundamentals:  Conquering the Rubicon
Autodesk Inventor R5 Intermediate:  Mastering the Rubicon
ADT R3.3 Space Planning
ADT R3.3 Fundamentals
ADT R3.3 Intermediate
AutoCAD 2000i Mechanical Drafting for Beginners

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