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Simple Yet Unique Window Trim

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Morning !

 

I have a house that has a unique window trim that I am having trouble replicating in CA.

 

The side trim is 3/4 x 4 that extends to the top of the 1/2 x 5 lintel additionally there is a 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 secondary lintel.

 

I have tried several methods but am not quite getting it right without having to manually trim each window.

 

Any Ideas?

 

 

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You are probably going to need to make a symbol for that. If the stretch planes are done correctly you can resize to fit windows in elevation.

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>>Make a strip from a polyline solid, convert to symbol.

 

Use it as your shutter, make necessary adjustments.

 

>> Use treatments for your lintel (exterior millwork above casing)

 

 

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That is very clever!  Great workaround.  Although I think the poster wanted something for the "interior" and shutters only work on the "exterior" right?

Having more control over the casing would be a nice addition to the CA updates, I run into this problem all the time with oddball casing trim.

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jtcapa1,

The position of the "shutter" can be positioned on the inside by using an negative Y offset that is about the thickness of the wall.

In the attached screen shot I've used "shutters" on the interior to form the rounded window opening.

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Bill,

 

What does that look like in:

a.  Plan View ?

b.  Interior Elevation View ?

c.  Exterior Elevation View ?

 

How does it Frame?

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Hi Joe,

I did this quickly a few days ago for Dennis Gavin. It's a masonry wall, so it doesn't frame. I used a double wall so that it would look continuous in elevation.

You could get this to frame fairly well with a single wall using a variation of Scott's infamous "bucking window" wall technique; but it might not look as good in elevation on the outside.

This method allows the windows to be copied/pasted, and resized easily, and the window pair can be saved to the libray'

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Dennis Gavin's window.plan

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