Doors and Windows

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When adding your walls and attentuation sources durring planning do you put in windows and doors or do you skip over them making them essencially an extention of the wall? 

I can understand windows because you will get bleed through outside of the desired coverage area and doors you may want to assume they are closed  to ensure coverage. 

I just wanted to get a feel for what other people are doing?

Thanks,

John
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John Simpatico

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Matthew Norwood, Employee

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John,

I hardly ever draw doors or windows unless the attenuation difference between the wall and the door/window is significant. I just draw the entire wall right across the door/window. I have found that it doesn't make that much of a difference in the long run. If standard drywall is 2-3dB loss, a standard door or window is within the same ballpark. Of course, if I am dealing with concrete or brick walls, that's a different story.

Matthew
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I would have to say it depends on how I'm feeling when I create/edit the plan. In some cases, normally smaller layouts I will go to the effort to include doors but as previously mentioned the difference in attenuation is negligible. 
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John Simpatico

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Thx for your responses guys.