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#1 Sean Tobin

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Posted 10 May 2022 - 02:04 PM

Hello all - 

I've found a few limited posts on creating commercial looking aluminum storefront, but they are typically a few years old.

I am wondering if there are any updated symbols that can be inserted and customized?  Or if anyone has something they have created that I could use?

 

I am looking to create a system to look like the attached photo for a client.



#2 Gary McKeon

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Posted 10 May 2022 - 02:38 PM

Nothing attached Sean.



#3 Keith Almond

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Posted 10 May 2022 - 03:09 PM

When you open your project, go to the material options for windows and change the frame to 1" the sash to 1/2" and the bead to 1/4" (or whatever sizes work best for you).

 

Use a generic casement window and size/divide as necessary. Colour the elevation windows as aluminum rather than vinyl.

 

You could also use glass shower doors for the storefront doors.


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#4 Sean Tobin

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Posted 11 May 2022 - 01:54 PM

Here is the image

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#5 Sean Tobin

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Posted 11 May 2022 - 01:55 PM

Thanks, Keith!  I'll give that a shot.

 

When you open your project, go to the material options for windows and change the frame to 1" the sash to 1/2" and the bead to 1/4" (or whatever sizes work best for you).

 

Use a generic casement window and size/divide as necessary. Colour the elevation windows as aluminum rather than vinyl.

 

You could also use glass shower doors for the storefront doors.



#6 Mark Petri

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Posted 11 May 2022 - 03:12 PM

If you are drawing doors in the middle of the store front you can also use a glass wall definition and then solid cubes to show the framing as well. Then cut the door in where you like and align things. But, changing the frame size on adjacent windows and doors can work as well if not better if you control the sizes and offsets. The only thing that may not look perfect in that case is the window frames may have a seam between them. One way around some of that is to overlap the window frames (space so both window frames next to each other occupy the exact same space. That will at least look better in some SoftView and elevation views depending on the line settings. You can also go into the material settings in SoftView and uncheck "display" for certain parts of each individual opening. Sometimes that is good. A lot depends on the final look you want and how you are showing it in your plan set. I have also built storefront composite units (doors & glazing) and placed them in the wall as needed. It takes a bit of work to get it just right and then adjust if needed, but it looks decent when done.


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#7 Sean Tobin

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Posted 18 May 2022 - 07:31 AM

Thanks Mark! Yes, the overlap is what I typically will do to hide some of that, but for now the lines between the units may be ok too.

 

I do wish there were a standard SP opening symbol for these.  Sounds like you've managed to create a good one for yourself, which gives me hope.

If you are drawing doors in the middle of the store front you can also use a glass wall definition and then solid cubes to show the framing as well. Then cut the door in where you like and align things. But, changing the frame size on adjacent windows and doors can work as well if not better if you control the sizes and offsets. The only thing that may not look perfect in that case is the window frames may have a seam between them. One way around some of that is to overlap the window frames (space so both window frames next to each other occupy the exact same space. That will at least look better in some SoftView and elevation views depending on the line settings. You can also go into the material settings in SoftView and uncheck "display" for certain parts of each individual opening. Sometimes that is good. A lot depends on the final look you want and how you are showing it in your plan set. I have also built storefront composite units (doors & glazing) and placed them in the wall as needed. It takes a bit of work to get it just right and then adjust if needed, but it looks decent when done.



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Posted 18 May 2022 - 09:04 AM

It's always possible. I learn a ton from folks on the forum. People come up with ways of modeling something I've never even thought of. Just have to figure out what way works best for you. It would be nice if it was more automatic. At least we have some options.


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