Q: (Window) How to do a sheetrock return....


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...with no interior casing or frames and only have a 1x8 ripped sill and skirt?

 

I'm not having any luck in the manual nor the tutorial PDFs.  A builder likes to minimize the trim work on the windows to just a sill and skirt.  I'm not finding the right options or settings to create this in chief architect X11.

 

If this requires some polyline solid work around, can the p-line solid be grouped to the window types as a default so I can have this as a builder specific option?

 

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Its simpler. No casing, no lintel, no sill. Adjust your frame size to make it smaller than the wall. For a PVC window with a nailfin, I'd use 3" with a -1.5" offset. Experiment and in the window dbx, switch it to plan view, or show it with the wall.

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Mike did you give my method a try.  You can make it your default window if you like.

 

Do you need more info or a sample plan ?  The only issue I am having reproducing your situation is the sill extension and wrap but if it is the same all the time I think I can work it out.  Just need to know the dimensions of the small but no more than 1 1/2" trim pieces.

  

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30 minutes ago, Chopsaw said:

Mike did you give my method a try.  You can make it your default window if you like.

 

Do you need more info or a sample plan ?  The only issue I am having reproducing your situation is the sill extension and wrap but if it is the same all the time I think I can work it out.  Just need to know the dimensions of the small but no more than 1 1/2" trim pieces.

  

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If I provide a 3D walk through it has to match reality or I'll create more questions than solutions.  If it's beyond reasonable to have this style as a window option....I'll just set expectations for that when I do a walk through.  This whole 3D modelling preview is not my strong suit.  I like useful and accurate plans that get through permitting and can double as cut sheets if needed.  This pretty stuff seems like more of a sales tool on the front end and require a bit of creativity....I am NOT a creative kind of man. Ha.

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Convert your p-solid to a milwork symbol and add it to the window using the Treatments - "Exterior Milwork Below Casing" option.

 

If it is too complicated post your test plan with the window and p-solid  and I will fix it and send it back for you to see.

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1 minute ago, Chopsaw said:

Convert your p-solid to a milwork symbol and add it to the window using the Treatments - "Exterior Milwork Below Casing" option.

 

If it is too complicated post your test plan with the psolid  and I will fix it and send it back for you to see.

Oooooh!  Now there's an idea!

 

Thank You!!!!

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1 minute ago, Chopsaw said:

Seems to work fine for me with a stretch plane.

 

I tried something to control the width that does not work for other sizes.

 

My symbol did not use a stretch plane -- seems to work without.

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12 minutes ago, solver said:

With 10" exterior casing

 

I would highly doubt that a builder that does drywall returns would also use a 10" exterior casing.  However it is still not impossible as you just need a larger "extra bit" so that the Exterior Millwork Extend: setting will still be useful despite it's -1" limitation.

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32 minutes ago, solver said:

One thought was to make a symbol like this with ears that would increase the width, but be buried in the wall and would not show. Set a stretch plane in the center. 

 

That looks good Eric.  Just need to make the "ears" proportionally larger as the exterior trim size increases.  Where did yours fail ?

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