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Create a window

This article shows you how to create windows in the Editor

A window is an opening in the wall fitted with glass in a frame to admit light or air and allow people to see out. In an Archilogic model, windows must be hosted by a wall.

To add or configure a window in the Editor, you must be in the structural editing mode. Learn how to activate structural editing mode.

Window-2D

Creating a window

To draw a new wall, open the drawing panel by clicking the pencil icon in the panel bar on the left. With structural editing unlocked, select the window tool. You can also type the keyboard shortcut WI on Mac or Windows to activate the tool.

With the window tool activated, navigate to the canvas, click on the wall where you want the window to start, and then click where you want the window ends.

Window-3D

To further customize the window, simply select it again by clicking the window in the 2D or 3D canvas view. you can now configure the below properties of the window from the inspector panel:

1. Position

The X position controls the side-to-side movement across the canvas.

The Base level controls the elevation of where the bottom of the window sits.

2. Dimensions

The Height controls how high the window is.

The Length controls how long the window is.

3. Configurations

You can adjust the configurations of the window frame.

  • Frame position controls the position of the window related to the host wall.
  • Frame length controls the thickness of frame.
  • Frame width controls the depth of the frame.
  • The number of panes controls the number of partitions the window has.

4. Materials

You can assign a custom color value to the window frame. To do so, simply click the input field and type in a hexadecimal color value or click the swatch box on the left of the input field to pick a color.

 

Changes are autosaved in the Editor but don't forget to publish your model when you are ready to make the changes public.