Editing Window Constructions
Window constructions consist of one or more casements. To alter the properties of a casement, first the casement has to be selected. This can be performed with the mouse in the dynamic preview with a click on the desired casement, or by selection from the list in the ‘casement’ tab.
In the preview the active casement is highlighted in red.
Window constructions can contain one or more additional dimensions, which are shown in the preview. These additional dimensions and the grid dimension can be changed by clicking on the dimension in the preview, or manually switching to the ‘Parameter’ tab. In the example shown, the only parameter is for the skylight in the arched window, as can be seen in the preview. The ‘Length’ field specifies the value for the grid dimension, ‘Distance’ refers to the distance from the window to the measurement line drawn in the preview, and has no relevance for the construction itself.
In window constructions there are dependencies between the absolute window dimensions and the additional dimensions and grid dimension. In the example shown, the absolute height of the window is 1,51m and the height of the parameterizable skylight is 0,61m. The height of the casements below the skylight is calculated automatically and is thus set to 90 cm. The height the casements is automatically recalculated if the absolute height of the window or the height of the skylight is changed.
An example: You would like to create a version of the existing arched window which is 2.01 m high and 2 m wide. The overall height of the skylight is to be 81cm, the height of the arch 41cm. First change the absolute dimensions of the window to the values given above. The following result should obtained.
As a result of the changes the casements have now been enlarged accordingly. Only the height of the skylight, which is determined by the additional dimension, remains unchanged. The height of the casements is now automatically 1,40 m. The skylight can now be altered over the additional dimension by clicking on the dimension in the preview and changing the ‘Length’ value to 0,81 m in the ‘Parameter’ tab .
Because of the change made to the additional dimension, the casements are now only 1.20 m high, since the absolute dimensions of the window were left unchanged. Finally, in the example, the height of the arch has to be adjusted, which can be performed in the ‘Casement’ tab in the section ‘Additional parameters’.
With the aid of the additional dimensions, the examples provided can be modified and different versions created. A triangular window, for instance, can be changed from its original form in order to fit into the corner of a gable wall, as in the example on the right.