Program help

Windows

The Wall Elements group includes windows, which can be inserted into a wall.

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1.Switch to the Room group, Start tab and click on the arrow circled in red in the image on the left. The best projection to use for these insertions is Top.
2.Clicking on the arrow opens a menu (see here) offering different windows to be selected with a click of the mouse.

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3.The window selected must now be inserted into a wall. To do this, move the mouse onto the desired wall and click where you wish to insert the window.
4.The left-hand shot is of an arched double Window which has been inserted into a wall.

To insert yet another wall element, simply press the F2 function key.

Whether dimensions and interactors are visible will always depend on the projection selected. The Height of a window can, for example, not be set in the Top view by entering values or using an interactor.

Editing a Window

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There are many ways of editing windows. The left-hand screenshot shows only those which are made available by the Properties Editor.

The table below lists and describes all the properties as well as the procedure for changing each one.

Properties of windows

Description

Can be edited by means of

Height

Height of window. Any fanlight will make no difference to the overall Height.

Dimension figure on the object, Properties Editor, Interactor

Width

Width of window

Dimension figure on the object, Properties Editor, Interactors

Parapet

Distance of window from the lower edge of wall

Dimension figure on the object, Properties Editor

Center Offset

Relocation of center axis

Properties Editor

Rooflight

Window in roof of a building. Is set automatically while inserting window in Pitched Roof

Properties Editor

Jamb

Adds a bevelled jamb to a rooflight

Properties Editor

Arched

The window includes a rounded arch

Properties Editor

Arch Rise

Sets the height of the arch for a window of this kind

Properties Editor

Position

Alteration of position of window on wall

Interactor

Lateral distance from neighboring objects

Distance from other wall elements or from end of wall

Dimension figure on the object

Segments

It is possible to set the number of segments of which the window is to be composed. For each segment, the place where the handle is to be fixed can be set.

Properties Editor

Top Light

If a fanlight has been enabled, its Height, its form, and number of segments and the position of its handle for opening can be edited. Fanlights have no effect on the overall height of the window.

Properties Editor

Opening direction

Opening direction of window

Interactor

Tilted

Windows are displayed as if tilted open

Interactor

Sill  (not for Rooflight)

Sills can be added to windows. The direction can be adjusted, an overhang at the front and/or side can be added.

Properties Editor

Name

A name can be given to each window

Properties Editor