RobUSMC

Bow Window Issue

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Ive seem to always have issues with bow window editing.  I place the bow into the wall then in camera view select the unit then adjust the width, depth and how many windows make up the bow. I can never get the windows to size correctly or to connect without any framing between the windows. I have "No Framing Between Components" checked.  When I tab to select a single window, I can adjust the window type,casings, heights, etc. but the width will not change. The actual windows are 21" wide but the max width it will allow is 10".  I even tried to change the framing defaults with no luck.  It shouldn't be that hard to do as these types of single bow window units are common.   Any ideas?  thanks

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Bay windows are or tend to be problematic for the reasons you state. The bay window tool is rather inflexible and cannot emulate a true bay window unit that you would buy and install in a hole in the wall. What you probably should do is see if you can find a suitable bay window unit at 3D warehouse and then place it in a wall opening you create in Chief (a wall opening is just a resized doorway with casing and sill turned off to create a wall hole).

 

DJP

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Thanks David.  I ended up adding a curved exterior wall with the same dimensions and dropped in windows as in a straight wall.  Had to manually add the dropped ceiling over it using a soffit.  Its been a pain since 8.0.  Maybe in X-142 it will be addressed.  Thanks 

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