Jones_Drafting

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Hi,

 

Currently using X7:

 

I have a need to create custom windows for a client with whom I'm currently working.

 

I do not believe that I can accomplish what's needed by utilizing the available options within Chief.

 

I don't believe that I've ever heard the answer.

 

Sure that this is probably simple for someone,.....just not me...

 

Thanks.

 

Cris

 

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https://www.youtube.com/user/ChiefArchitectInc/search?query=windows

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-00036/creating-shaped-windows.html

Here are just a few links that might get you pointed in the right direction. I'd help you a little further but I'm off to bed for the night. Hopefully someone else will chime in before I get back to you.

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https://www.youtube.com/user/ChiefArchitectInc/search?query=windows

https://www.chiefarchitect.com/support/article/KB-00036/creating-shaped-windows.html

Here are just a few links that might get you pointed in the right direction. I'd help you a little further but I'm off to bed for the night. Hopefully someone else will chime in before I get back to you.

Thanks!

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You're welcome. I think there might be another video out there that might help you out. I'll take a look and get back to you. In the mean time play with the window tools and see what you can come up with.

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Ha, got this far (see attachment)

 

Created symbol.....guess it's time that I actually learn how to do this part properly.

 

Now to figure the proper molding techniques.

 

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Hi Cris, Here are the threads for the second video that Scott did in the above link. I think this is the situation that you are into with the side lights.

https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/index.php?/topic/10125-custom-angled-windows/?hl=%2Bcustom+%2Bwindow

https://chieftalk.chiefarchitect.com/index.php?/topic/9560-creating-an-angled-window/page-2?hl=+angled%20+window

I would help but am out of time today as this could take all night so don't stay up too late yourself.

Here is a quick X7 test plan to help you get started.

Jones Window.plan

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Take a look at these videos by Scott Hall.

 

Thanks for digging these up  Ross.  Those are good vids.

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That was a fun one. I thought the easiest way to do this one is just using a nice thick molding.

Hey, Thanks. I suppose that'll be my option if I can't make the actual windows fit the circle.

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I can create a symbol from a 3-D object & call it a window.....that's cool.

 

I can't seem to create the window, while at the same time, requiring the wall to follow my window profile.

 

I've not spent time learning to create symbols. Before I spend more time headed this direction, will Chief Architect allow me to do this?

 

I need to be able to create an odd shaped window, using spline tool, arcs, straight edges, at the top, bottom or sides of the window. Is this a possibility?

 

Super busy right now & don't have much time to waste.

 

Thanks for all your helpful comments.

 

Cris

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So, I was able to create an odd shaped window. and I can create molding polyline to follow my custom shape.

 

I'm not sure if there's a way to get the program to build the wall to suit the odd shape. I get only a rectangular opening, which it seems I will need to fill around my window with Polyline solids to match wall materials.

 

I'm having a little difficulty with generating the window symbol correctly, in that the Glass portion which I'm creating ends up sticking out of the wall and appears to be about 6" thick. I'm sure there's an offset somewhere that I'm missing.....

 

Any help? I think if I can take care of the offset issue, I should be able to work around the program's limitations.

 

Thanks again for your advice.

 

Cris

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You may be able to create a symbol of the side windows by modeling them in a more manageable (for CA) position and then rotating 90 deg once they are made.

 

 

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You may be able to create a symbol of the side windows by modeling them in a more manageable (for CA) position and then rotating 90 deg once they are made.

Unless I'm unaware of something, you're not able to rotate windows.

 

What am I missing?

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Yes after you create the window "Symbol" then open the Symbol DBX and under the 3D tab rotate about the Y axis. If everything is perfectly symmetrical you will only have to make one window "Symbol" and then you can open the window DBX and "Reverse Symbol" for opposite side.

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20 hours ago, Chopsaw said:

Yes after you create the window "Symbol" then open the Symbol DBX and under the 3D tab rotate about the Y axis. If everything is perfectly symmetrical you will only have to make one window "Symbol" and then you can open the window DBX and "Reverse Symbol" for opposite side.

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Window Symbol Right.jpg

 

Oooohh!.....rushes off to play with his new toy...

 

I'm thinking this'll do 'er.

 

Thanks guys!

 

Cris

 

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Got it!

 

Used option in standard window dialogue.

 

Gothic Arch...was able to reflect the arch vertically. I couldn't cut a flat at the bottom, but it came out very cool.

 

My client will love it.

 

Thanks again for all the help.

 

:)

 

Cris

 

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