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#1 Timothy Dahlstrom

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 11:43 AM

Has anyone found a way to create a triple casement unit that is arched?  Andersen and others make one but I can't create the side units that are sloped top.  If I take a standard triple casement and enter top deflection it make it one unit, not three.



#2 Keith Almond

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 12:04 PM

Have a look at this thread ... softplan.com/forum/index.php?/topic/761-custom-windows-tutorial ... it should have everything you need.


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#3 Timothy Dahlstrom

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 02:12 PM

Worked great except cannot add grills.  While creating, do the grills need to be exploded separately?

 

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 03:36 PM

Just draw single lines where you want the grilles, and Softplan will automatically add them as grilles


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#5 Timothy Dahlstrom

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 06:06 PM

Yes I have created it both ways.  Is there a way for the grills to be automated just like the trim.  Right now the grill option is grayed out on both units.



#6 Keith Almond

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 09:19 PM

If you create it with grilles, Softplan knows they are grilles and can turn them on and off the same as standard windows - or at least it normally works like that, as far as I can remember. Although I have had some instances where the grilles seem to be a bit hit and miss.


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#7 Tom Rogers

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Posted 21 November 2016 - 10:20 PM

custom grid patterns don't save.  They have to be what Softplan understands as grids.  so on the arched windows you cant get arched grids.


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#8 Keith Almond

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Posted 22 November 2016 - 02:31 PM

Having said that about grilles, I find the easiest is to create a variant with a drawn grille pattern that you want, and switch them as necessary.


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Posted 22 November 2016 - 10:07 PM

Yes Keith, that is probably the best way.  Just surprised that it cant be done automatically. 

 


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