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#1 Tom Rogers

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 08:21 AM

I am having a bit of a problem this morning that I have not had in the past.  The below picture is what I am trying to duplicate on a new project.  However when I start adding my windows to stack, they are combining to work like one window (panel in between).  I am not sure why it is automatically joining them as the windows are at least 12-18" apart on the new one.  Currently how I am doing it is I have the wall gabled to roof and then I copy a window from the one at the main level and move it up.  Like I said it has worked in the past, just not working on it with house. 

 

 

 

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#2 Keith Almond

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 08:39 AM

Just EDIT the window, go to the HEADER tab, and CHECK - EXCLUDE FROM UNIT OPENING.


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#3 Tom Rogers

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 12:12 PM

Thanks Keith. I knew there was something I just couldn't find it.  I wonder if it does that by default or if it hits it automatically once it gets close to a certain distance like wall join


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#4 Keith Almond

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Posted 23 March 2016 - 02:43 PM

It automatically joins on the plan when it's within 4", but does odd things to the elevations/3D at a much greater distance than that.


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 01:47 PM

Still confused about this. Trying to draw a multiple window inits that are stacked (not mulled together) How does one draw these?

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 01:50 PM

Still confused as to how to draw "stacked" windows that are not mulled? Is this done in plan or in Softview elevation (having little luck getting window height precise in elevation) How does one draw multiple windows that are stacked and not mulled together

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#7 Keith Almond

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 06:39 PM

As far as I'm concerned, EVERYTHING repeat EVERYTHING is drawn in PLAN. I'm very anal and precise, and moving items by eye on the 3D doesn't work for me. EVERYTHING HAS to be accurate. So you draw 3 windows. Insert the original as usual. Then insert the next two windows - Softplan will automatically position them next to the original, so depending on your wall width, you may need to make them narrower than the final version.

 

Lets assume you want 3 - 48" deep windows stacked 8" apart, with the original window having a 7' standard head height.

 

You've drawn three windows. Now add horizontal dimensions to them. Edit window 2 to have a head height of 11'-8" (7'-0" + 8" +4'-0"): Edit window 3 to have a head height of 16'-4" (11'-8" +8" + 4'-0"). So now you have 3 windows at the right heights. Now edit the distance between centrelines of windows 1 and 2 to be 0" and edit the distance between centrelines of windows 1 and 3 to be 0". Now all the windows are stacked vertically and spaced evenly. 

 

If you want them to act as a single window for trim etc, then they should automatically be set that way. If you want them to be 3 separate windows then edit each window by checking EXCLUDE FROM UNIT OPENINGS on the header tab.

 

If you made then narrower earlier, now is the time to correct them to the required width.

 

The edit unit opening command (that has been mentioned in other related threads) takes multiple window configurations, and gives you the opportunity to save them as a single opening for re-use, by giving them a product code. It then saves the relevant opening in your system library so that you can re-use it any time in any project.


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