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Ok Gurus. I need to put multiple windows into the box widow (see pic). When I place the box it only allows a single window...I need four....how?

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I would personally recommend you don't screw around with the box window tool and instead build it using other methods. 

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I run into that problem. I created a wall, placed windows in it and changed the height of the wall by raising it.

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I'm running into this issue often.  Michael is right, but if Chief is watching this it would be very nice to have a box window tools that wasn't so limiting....as I really like certain aspects of the box window tool.

 

As Joey mentions, we should be able to add windows BUT also we should have the ability to copy and paste a copy of this element.  It would be SUPER cool if we could save these elements to our Library.

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I was afraid of something like this. I haven't used these tools (box, bay, etc..) for sometime because of the extreme limitation, was hoping something had changed. I built it with multiple walls.

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Maybe someone could do a video on this topic.  I have generally built boxed/bay windows manually...but, it's difficult to say the least.  At least for me...I'm no guru. 

 

I hadn't realized that the "box window" tool was so limiting.  Thanks for posting Joey...learned something new...again.

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23 minutes ago, SNestor said:

Maybe someone could do a video on this topic.  I have generally built boxed/bay windows manually...but, it's difficult to say the least.  At least for me...I'm no guru. 

 

I hadn't realized that the "box window" tool was so limiting.  Thanks for posting Joey...learned something new...again.

 

The box window and the bay tool is essentially useless in my opinion.  I am not smart enough to use it....  and apparently Joey isn't smart enough either.  I always manually build.  It is a room with a raised floor and I have done multiple vids on this many many years ago......  but I am sure I could not find them.

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it's only ok if you have one window per wall, other than that manually build

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I've used them for a few instances myself but boy they could be so much more helpful with just a small amount of adjustment.

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It would be really nice if there was a way to "explode" so that you then had the individual walls and windows to edit.  I have no idea why CA didn't provide that simple capability.

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9 hours ago, Francois said:

I run into that problem. I created a wall, placed windows in it and changed the height of the wall by raising it.

For the sake of learning something, was that a wrong answer? I thought that it is how I did it a while ago.

I would appreciate if someone can comment on it. A yes on no would be ok.

Thank you

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OK, It's a bit convoluted but her goes:

  • In a blank plan
  • create a section of a wall
  • insert 4 windows to make up the size you need and mull them together
  • reduce the surrounding wall to just a hair larger than the mulled unit
  • convert that to a Millwork or Exterior Fixture Symbol
  • back in your Plan with the Box Window
  • set the size of the Window and convert it to a Pass-Thru
  • put the Symbol in the opening

I told you it was a bit convoluted :D

 

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Can you click on the box window and then click on ungroup icon?  

 

It was a few months ago, but I think that was how I did it.

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2 hours ago, Joe_Carrick said:

OK, It's a bit convoluted but her goes:

  • In a blank plan
  • create a section of a wall
  • insert 4 windows to make up the size you need and mull them together
  • reduce the surrounding wall to just a hair larger than the mulled unit
  • convert that to a Millwork or Exterior Fixture Symbol
  • back in your Plan with the Box Window
  • set the size of the Window and convert it to a Pass-Thru
  • put the Symbol in the opening

I told you it was a bit convoluted :D

 

Thank you Joe for that convoluted but really appreciated reply.

1 point goes to you

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For most windows in Chief you could just "Replace From Library" and use any "Window Symbol".  Unfortunately, that tool isn't available for the component windows within a Box, Bay or Bow Window.

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