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#1 Dan Caskanette

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Posted 20 November 2021 - 04:28 PM

Hi All, does anyone have any idea how I would go about making windows shaped like this?  I've been using softplan for quite a while, but I always struggle with these kinds of windows.  I have yet to come up with a good way of doing them.  I was hoping with the new version I could create elevation opening polygons and perhaps add a deflection to the top edge for the ones that need it.  The trap is no problem, but the combination quarter arches and the unit with the radius on the bottom are impossible.

 

Any insights would be appreciated.

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Dan

 

 

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#2 Keith Almond

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Posted 20 November 2021 - 04:46 PM

Okay ...

 

Once you have the windows drawn accurately, then follow this Tutorial ...

 

http://softplan.com/...indows-tutorial

 

Steve Farnam has created a PDF of it ... 

 

http://softplan.com/...pening-tutorial

 

So you can download it and print it out if required. Assuming the download still works!

 

You would do this for each section of the windows and assemble accurately in the relevant wall.


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#3 Dan Caskanette

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Posted 22 November 2021 - 01:31 PM

Thank you Keith.  I do remember seeing that and I believe have have followed it step by step in the past. The opening I made this way looked good from a distance, but when you got close to it, you could see the sash and frame were disconnected.  I will try this approach again and see if it turns out better.

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#4 Dan Caskanette

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Posted 22 December 2021 - 12:46 PM

Well, today I tried to make a custom archtop similar in shape to the one in the tutorial, but I ended up with the same result.  My sash and frame are disconnected and have no depth.  So you can basically see through the window frame when viewing it at any angle other than straight on. Is there a opening system option setting I need to rectify?  I've been using softplan for 17 years, but have always had the same result with custom arch windows. Any insights would be appreciated.

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Dan

 

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