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Editing Openings

 

When selecting an opening (for example a window or door) to edit, the Openings menu opens and allows you to select:

 

·    The Plan tab to edit the size and positioning of the window and also to add transoms overtop the window,

 

·    The Display tab to open your doors, change the angle of swing, define number of window sections and hinges, set the depth of a bay style window, and add window sills.

 

·    The Exterior / Interior Trim tabs to change the settings for the window trim both inside and outside of the house,

 

·    The Shutter tab to add shutters and to change the settings for shutters you have added

 

·    The Grille tab to add grille to your window and change the appearance of that grill,

 

·    The Cabinet Run tab to change settings that pertain to all cabinets in the run,

 

·    The Misc tab to change the style of door handles,

 

·    The Treatment tab to add curtains and curtain components such as curtain rods.

 

To Edit an Opening

 

1.   Select Edit Edit Item.

 

·    You may press the esc key on your keyboard to cancel the Edit Item action.

 

2.   Select the opening (door or window) you wish to modify. The Opening Edit Menu is displayed:

 

 

3.   Make Changes to the Plan Settings for an Opening

 

      i.    If not currently displayed, display the Plan settings by selecting the Plan tab.

 

      ii.   Use the following information to make changes to the Plan settings:

 

      Library / Opening

 

      If you want to choose a different opening from a different library, click on either the Library or Opening field. The Symbols menu opens. Select the opening you want to use from the list of available libraries and openings.

 

      Opening Dimensions

 

      You can customize an opening by placing a check in the box next to custom size and entering a new width and/or height in the Width and Height fields.

 

      Position

 

      You can change the height of the opening by entering in a new height in the Top of Opening field. This height is measured from the top of the opening to the bottom of the wall (subtracting the slab). For example, if you place a 4’ tall window 4’off the ground, the base of the window will be flush with base of the interior wall.

 

      Center

 

      Check this item if you want the opening moved and automatically centered at the mid-point of the wall, between the closest intersecting walls.

 

       Add Transom

 

      Click on this item if you want to add a transom over the opening.

 

      ·        If an identical opening with a transom exists in the current library, that opening is then used in place of the current opening.

 

      ·    If an identical opening with a transom does not exist in the current library, the Add Transom menu opens:

 

 

           If necessary, enter a height for the transom in the Transom Height field, and then select ok. A new opening that includes a transom is automatically defined, used in place of the current opening.

 

      Note:

 

      When an opening with a transom is used on a drawing, the height of the opening includes the transom height.

 

      Preview

 

      This area of the menu shows the current appearance of the opening.

 

4.   To Make Changes to the Display Settings for an Opening

 

      i.    Select the Display tab.

 

 

      ii.   Use the following information to make changes to the Display settings:

 

      Reverse Door Swing

 

      Use this menu item to open the door on the reverse side of the wall.

 

      Note:

 

      If the opening is a patio door or a sliding door, use this item to specify that the other section of the door is to be operational.

 

      Door Swing

 

      The menu item Door Swing allows you to change the angle of the door swing. To do this, check Door Swing, and then enter a new angle from 1 to 180 degrees in the Door Swing field.

 

      Hinge Side                     

 

      Doors and casement windows can be divided into equally spaced sections (see the following section Number of Sections for more information). Use the Hinge Side menu item to specify the side of the section to place the hinge for each door or casement section in the opening.

 

      To set the hinge side in the Hinge Side field, type N for non-operational casement sections and doors, type R to place the hinge on the right side, and L to place the hinge on the left side for operational casement sections and doors.

 

      For example, if you have a casement window with 2 sections, if you specify NL in the field, then the left side will be non-operational and the right side will have the hinges placed on the left hand side.

 

      Number of Sections

 

      If you are customizing a window or door, you can specify the number of equally spaced sections in the opening.

 

      To do this, enter in the number of sections you want (1-7) in the Number of Sections field.

 

      Sill

 

      Check this item to make the sill items available.

 

      Sill Side   -  Use this menu item to select the side of the opening that the sill is to be on. The Sill Side drop-down menu allows you to choose Up and Down for a horizontal opening and Right and Left for a vertical opening.

 

      Sill Type  -  Use this menu item to select the type of sill you want on your opening. You can choose None, Cast, Brick, or Wood.  

 

Bay Options

 

      Bay Depth   -  The depth of a bay is measured from the inside edge of the wall to the inside edge of the bay. To change the depth, enter the new value in the Bay Depth field.

 

      Open

 

      This option is applied only to doors. By placing a check next to Open, you are selecting to have that door open. By removing the check the door is closed.

 

5.   To Make Changes to the Trim Settings for an Opening

 

     i.  Select the Exterior Trim or the Interior Trim tabs. The Trim settings allow you to place interior trim on the opening, and to define the exterior appearance of the opening.

 

 

 

 

      ii.   Use the following information to make changes to the Exterior Trim settings:

 

      Exterior Trim

 

      Check this item to define what material will be used for the exterior trim of the opening. If exterior trim has been specified, it will be shown on the exterior side of the opening.

 

      Material  -  You can choose to use Wood, Vinyl, Brick, or Cast exterior trim on the opening.

 

      Change Profiles -  If you have chosen wood, vinyl, or cast exterior trim, you can modify the trim by selecting the Change Profiles button. The Change Profiles menu opens:

 

 

To select the appearance of the exterior trim, click on either the Trim Library or Trim Name field. The symbols menu opens:

 

 

      The Library section of the menu lists the Interior Casing and Exterior Trim libraries.

 

      ·    The Symbol section of the menu shows the available profile appearances for the currently selected library, in this case the Exterior Trim library. If necessary, select the new profile appearance for the casing from the Symbol section (the Preview box shows the current profile), and then select ok from the menu. 

 

      Inset

 

      If you are using Wood, Vinyl, or Cast trim, you may inset the trim by placing a check in the box next to Inset.  This means that the trim will be mounted directly on the window frame instead of placed on the exterior wall, unattached to the window.

 

 

Figure 24 : Inset Opening Frame

 

      Taper

 

      If you are using a brick trim with a keystone, check this item if you would like to slope the trim of an opening. The slope of any tapered trim will match that of the keystone.

 

Corner Block

 

If you have trim on your window you can also choose to add a decorative corner block. Check this field to add and customize the appearance of the corner block.  To do this, check Select Corner Block, and use the 3-D name drop down menu to choose the appearance of the corner block.

 

Keystone

 

      Use the fields in this section to customize the appearance of the keystone above the opening. Note that as you change the information in this section, the current appearance of the keystone will be displayed in the Preview section of the menu.

 

      iii.  The Interior Trim settings are set using the same method described in setting the Exterior Trim settings.

 

6.   To Make Changes to the Shutter Settings for an Opening

 

i.    Select the Shutter tab:

 

 

      The Shutter settings are used to place shutters on an opening.

 

ii.   Use the following information to make changes to the Shutter settings:

 

      Shutter

 

      When you check this item you can place shutters on the opening and define their appearance.

 

      Shutter Library

 

      Use this item to select the library you want to select a shutter from.

 

      Shutter Style

 

      Use this item to select the shutter you want to use on the opening. Note that as you change the information in this section, the current appearance of the opening with its shutter will be displayed in the Preview section of the menu.

 

Adjust Width to Cover Opening

 

      Check this item to adjust the width of the shutter such that it would cover the opening if the shutter were closed. See figure 25.

 

    

 

Figure 25: Shutter Width Adjusted to Cover Opening

 

      Adjust Height to Cover Opening

 

      If your opening includes another opening part that adds additional height, for example includes a transom, you can check this item to adjust the shutter height to be equal to the total height of the opening. See
Figure  26.

 

    

 

Figure 26: Shutter Width Adjusted to Cover Opening

 

      Left / Both / Right

 

      Use the radio buttons to select the side or sides of the opening to have shutters.

 

7.   To Make Changes to the Grille Settings for an Opening

 

      i.    Select the Grille tab:

 

 

      ii.   Use the following information to make changes to the Grille settings:

 

      Grille

 

      Check this item to place a grille on the opening.

 

      Width   -  To set the width of the sections in the grille, check Width, and then enter the width in the Width field.

 

      Height -  To set the height of the sections in the grille, check Height, and then enter the height in the Height field.        

 

      Sections (Rings)   -  This item applies only to round and oval window styles. Use it to set the number of section rings that the grille in the opening is divided into. In Figure 27, note that the grille on the oval window is divided into 3 section rings.

 

      Sections (Spokes) -  This item applies only to round and oval window styles. Use it to set the number of equally spaced section spokes in the grille. In Figure 27, note that the grille on the oval window has 8 equally spaced section spokes.

 

 

Figure 27: Grille on Oval Window

 

      Space Grilles Equal -  This item applies only to round, oval and round top window styles. Use it to equally space the section rings of the grille. See Figure 28.

 

Section Rings Unequally Spaced

Section Rings Equally Spaced

 

Figure 28: Grille Spacing

 

      Grille Top Only        -  This item applies only to openings with multiple vertical sections such as Single Hung and Double Hung window styles. Check this item if you want to place a grille on the top section of the opening only. See Figure 29.

 

 

Figure 29: Grille Placed on Top Section of Window

 

      Prairie Grille Style   -  This item applies to rectangular openings only. Check this item if you would like to add a prairie style grille to the opening. See Figure 30.

 

 

Figure 30: Prairie Grille Style

 

8.   To Make Changes to the Misc Settings for an Opening

 

      i.    Select the Misc tab:

 

 

      ii.   Use the following information to make changes to the Misc settings:

 

      Right/Left Hardware

 

      If you are editing a door, the Right/Left Hardware section becomes available.

 

 

 

      Use this section to specify the door handle hardware that is to be used on each door side.

 

      Currently the door will use the default hardware. If you do not want to use the default hardware:

 

      i.    Check the section title: Right/Left Hardware.

 

      ii.   Place a check next to Select Hardware.

 

      iii.  From the Interior/Exterior 3D Folder field, select the 3D Symbols folder that contains door handle styles, for example, Door Hardware.

 

      iv.  From the Interior/Exterior 3D Name field, select the style of door handle you want to use for that side of the door.

 

9.   To Make Changes to the Treatment Settings for an Opening

 

 

      i.    Select the Treatment tab:

 

 

ii.   Use the following information to make changes to the Treatment settings:

 

Treatment Finish

 

Use the drop down menu to select the finish styles that will be applied to the curtains, rods and hardware.

 

Curtain

 

If you want to place curtains on your window, place a check in the box next to Curtain. In the Curtain Library drop down menu, select Curtain. In the Curtain Style drop down menu select the curtain style you want. Note that the word open in the style name indicates that the curtain will be open and that you will be able to see outside through the window.

 

Rod

 

If you want your curtain to be hung on a rod, place a check in the box next to Rod.  In the Rod Library drop down menu, select Rod.  In the Rod Style drop down menu, you will be able to define the diameter of the curtain rod.

 

Bracket

 

If you want your curtain rod to be suspended with a bracket, place a check in the box next to Bracket.  In the Bracket Library drop down menu, select Bracket.  In the Bracket Style drop down menu, you will be able to select the style and size of bracket you want.

 

Finial

 

If you want your curtain rod to be include a finial (the decorative piece at the end of a curtain rod), place a check in the box next to Finial.  In the Finial Library drop down menu, select Finial.  In the Finial Style drop down menu, you will be able to select the style of finial to be placed on the end of the rod. 

 

10. Select ok when you have finished making changes to the opening.