1. Create the location of the Hardware:
To organize your hardware items, navigate to the Hardware Library tab in the Material File at the Library level. Locate the appropriate folder for the item, such as Hinges, Locks, Pulls, etc. If a suitable brand or category is not available, create a new one.
As an example, if the hinge being added is from the brand Hafele, but it is not a concealed hinge, create a new subfolder labeled "Institutional" within the Hafele category for proper classification.
2. Create the Hardware Material:
To add a new hardware item to the Hardware Library, first locate a similar item in terms of dimension (distance between holes) as a reference. For example, you can use a Hinge Plate Blum Straight 0mm Knock-In as a reference for the Hinge Plate Hafele Aximat and a Hinge Rockford Institutional Five Knuckle Overlay 376 for the Hinge Overlay.
Right-click on the reference item, select Copy Selection to Another Category and choose the desired folder. Rename the copied hardware item to match the corresponding drawing saved in the Graphics folder by right-clicking on it and selecting Edit Selected Material.
Adding an @ symbol at the end of the Hinge name will add the measurement for the distance the hinge is offset from the edge of the door to the center of the hinge cup. Formulas are written to use the value in the hinge name first. If not found, then it will use the value of Hinge Offset From Edge Global Variable.