Ginkgohouse

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Good Morning

 

We have a new house that has a unique design element - A gable window that is rotated to match the roof plane along the long edge of the window. Picture and Plan Included !!

 

We are still using x7 - I have tried a bunch of different ways to accomplish this look and look to the power users for a suggestion !

 

I did download a window from 3dwarehouse as a symbol -  and then rotated it - but of course it does not cut the wall as a normal window would. 

 

Thanks - Mark

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File Jun 14, 9 49 50 AM.jpeg

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13 minutes ago, Ginkgohouse said:

We are still using x8

 

 You might update your signature.

 

Did you make a symbol from a chief window and rotate it?

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14 minutes ago, Ginkgohouse said:

Good Morning

 

We have a new house that has a unique design element - A gable window that is rotated to match the roof plane along the long edge of the window. Picture and Plan Included !!

 

We are still using x8 - I have tried a bunch of different ways to accomplish this look and look to the power users for a suggestion !

 

I did download a window from 3dwarehouse as a symbol -  and then rotated it - but of course it does not cut the wall as a normal window would. 

 

Thanks - Mark

Window_Troubles.plan

File Jun 14, 9 49 50 AM.jpeg

 

I assume this can be done with a custom symbol,  but I ain't going to figure it out.

 

The issue is you cannot OFFSET BOTTOM CORNERS.

 

Something I have requested before.

 

You can offset the top corners but not bottom corners.  59415272a31bb_ScreenShot2017-06-14at8_11_27AM.thumb.png.90771e152ca3e974963ed758dea00ab9.png

 

 

 

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Exactly  - I cannot get the Top and Bottom of the normal window to get perpendicular to the "roof Plane"

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If I export the tiled window as a 3ds and then import as a window - CA ignores the perimeter of the window and makes the RO a giant square....

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You're almost there!

 

Make a poly-solid for the siding... with a "hole" to allow the tilted window to show through.

 

Do the same on the interior for the sheetrock.

 

...on a side note, I always do an edit and cut...then place the polylines up on the attic level where they don't mess up the floor plan.

 

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I got it now - The Lazy way wins....Good enough for decent renderings and a great client presentation !

 

Thanks for the help !!

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Wow! I guess folks will do whatever it takes to meet egress codes :lol:

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I knew that house was in Vermont before I saw the license plate on the car in the driveway. In fact I an architect I used to work for in Western Massachusetts called that a "Vermont window." 

(Though we have our share of windows installed that way in Maine too.)

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Several different ways to accomplish this type of thing.  Some of which have been mentioned above.  Here's my take though on what I've personally found to be the cleanest and easiest method...

 

 

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42 minutes ago, DRAWZILLA said:

Nice one Michael.

 

Yep,  Michael is one of the best.

 

but of course my client would say...  "let's change that 4020 to a 5016 "........  and I would need to start the process over again.....  point is,  it would be great if CA fixed this lapse in their program.

 

 

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Thanks guys!  I agree though.  There should be a better way to do this.  Honestly, in general, I think we should be able to rotate more things in elevation views. 

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That window looks so bad tilted like that... I hope CA never comes up with a way of doing that. lol 

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