Forum: Doors & Windows

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How can I save settings for Doors and Windows? (Presets)

Posted on: 26 Feb, 2015

Hi I want to save settings for Doors and Windows for my template file in ArchiCAD 18. I remember that older version had the Presets but now I can't find it. Where are these presets now? Regards.
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Cadimage window schedule tool dimensioning incorrectly

Posted on: 17 Dec, 2014

Hi I've encountered an issue with the Cadimage window schedule where some of the auto generated dimensions are incorrect. Please see attached image. The dimension 735 was generated automatically by the scheduler and is incorrect. The window width in the model is set to 700, and the 700 in the picture was added manually with the dimension tool. Anyone have any ideas why this might be happening? Cheers Rex
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Size of gap between schedule notes

Posted on: 31 Jul, 2014

Hi, is there a setting to control the size of the gap between lines of text in the schedule notes? The default gap is pretty large. Image attached to show where I mean. Thanks, Harley
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How do I change the green fill to background fill?

Posted on: 28 Jul, 2014

I am not sure what is causing this, but I can not find the setting (in the window or door) to change it. I probably over looked the setting numerous times....
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Modular Joinery Objects don't show up in the schedule?

Posted on: 26 Jul, 2014

ArchiCAD Modular Joinery Object windows don't show up in the Cadimage Door/Window Schedule. It actually shows the dimensions of the opening but the elevation is not showing up. ID is also not showing. Is there a way to make them show up properly in the schedule? Thanks,
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Window schedule is showing up dashed

Posted on: 22 Jun, 2014

My Window schedule is showing up with dashed lines, I cant for the life of me find anywhere to change this to normal solid lines.I have checked that all the source windows and doors are not dashed, and there doesnt appear to be any setting in the schedule to change the appearance of linetypes.this schedule was created from a saved scheme that has worked fine successfully on other jobsthe window in the box was copied over from the other jobs schedule showing that it is displaying finewhen copied from another job created with the same saved schedule settings.
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Is it possible to create a window like this (see link)?

Posted on: 06 May, 2014

I am trying to create a window similar to the far left one (with blue curtains behind) shown in this image: http://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/sites/default/files/styles/heroimages/public/RSH13_0047.jpg?itok=tH1EzpfJ but the setout box doesn't seem to allow it. Has anyone created a window like this? Is it possible? Thanks Ben
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Door / Transom Flexibility

Posted on: 03 Apr, 2014

Is it possible to generate a door that is illustrated per the attached? I can get the configuration right with a window, but there is a sill at the doors and I'm not sure if I can schedule doors in a window object. Any thoughts here? Please see attached. Thanks... derek
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Door swing angle not adjusting

Posted on: 01 Apr, 2014

I just loaded D&W and in placing a door I cannot find a way to change the swing angle graphically or in the settings. It appears that something has not been loaded??
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How do I hide window labels in a site plan?

Posted on: 01 Apr, 2014

Hello, We have added window labels to out ground floor plan (W Marker 16) but we want to hide these on our site plan. Is it possible to do this? It doesn't seem that the windows or labels are on a individual layer to turn off etc. Furthermore, our site plan is at 1:200 where as our ground floor plan is only at 1:50, so the labels appear much larger on the site plan which doesn't help our situation. See attachment. On a similar note, is it possible to reduce the size of the grid line labels in our site plan (again they appear too large at 1:200 but look good on our ground floor plan at 1:50). Thanks Duncan
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How to make thresholds show on doors?

Posted on: 01 Apr, 2014

I cannot figure out how to get a threshold to show under my door. I have attached a screen shot. I can get a "timber sill" to chow up, and some kind of a thin line of something to show up on the other side of the door, but what do I need to do to get the empty space in my screen shot to fill in ?
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How do I set the width of a window

Posted on: 18 Mar, 2014

When I use a preset window then go on to alter it, the window width and height fields are greyed out. I have to move to a different part of the library then back to cadimage windows to enable it, which of course wipes out the previous edits to that window. I'm using all the latest softwares - V17 archicad and whatever cadimage. All of my students have the same problem, so maybe it's a flaw in my installs???
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How can I show door & window labels on Elevations

Posted on: 10 Feb, 2014

Is it possible to automatically show door and window labels in elevations / sections (I know it used to be, but haven't used it in so long that now I can't seem to find that functionality anymore) ? Also is there some way of placing a size note on a window in the elevations (ie. w x h) automatically ?
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Frameless corner windows

Posted on: 23 Jan, 2014

Hi, is it possible to create the frameless glass corner window as shown on the attached sketch using the Cadimage tool? Thanks
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I want to create a Top Hung Bifold garage door.

Posted on: 06 Jan, 2014

Hi Team. I want to create a Top Hung Bifold garage door, but the Garage door only allows me to use a roller, sectional or tilt panel. Can you please add a double bifold to the door type presets? Thank you.
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doors w/ multiple sidelites

Posted on: 05 Dec, 2013

I'm trying to do a multi-sash window with doors at the outer edge and can't seem to find the functionality that allows this. When I use the door tool, it only allows me to place one sidelite on each side. When I use the window tool, there's no way to add a door. Any tip for this configuration, or am I stuck using separate windows and doors and just trying to mull them together as best I can?
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how do i de-activate my DWB license?

Posted on: 02 Dec, 2013

...and then proceed to activate it on another computer.?
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Doors and windows cannot be placed

Posted on: 04 Nov, 2013

Dear Cadimage, We need some help in terms of placing Cadimage doors or windows. We use Archicad 17 and Cadimage trial version products. Design view is right, Archicad openings are also visible. Regards Andras
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How can I make an asymmetric door?

Posted on: 29 Oct, 2013

Im needing to create an asymmetric double door. One leaf opening @ 180 and the other @ 90 in the opposite direction how can I acheive this?
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cant get a 2m door in 2m wall with 0 frame (no frame no gain)

Posted on: 08 Jul, 2013

Im having difficulty getting a cadimage 2.0m door without a frame to fit in a 2m wall without the door being overheightthe door shows as 2m high in the archicad settings but as 2040 in the door leafif i change it to 2000 then the door leaf becomes 1960 and then i have a piece of wall above the doorif i change it back to 2000 then the leaf is taller than the wall by 40mmthe frame is set to 0 and the threshold and top gap are both set to 0 but the door always shows 40mm bigger than the wallcant get this workingRegards Jason
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Is there a way for the schedule notes to work in the interactive schedule?

Posted on: 02 Jul, 2013

Hi Team CADIMAGE, We are having a heck of time trying to figure out where the materials within the door can be located within the scheduling settings such that they are within our schedule. Can you please help us. The doors seem very detailed and highly complex and one of our Project Mangers would like the ability to select all the doors make a change within the settings and see it reflected in the schedule. Can you assist in the this process? Thanks,
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How do I set the default pens for the Cadimage Window?

Posted on: 02 Jul, 2013

Hi How do I set a default appearance for all windows and doors. Where do I set the penset for Cadimage windows? Every new window I design requires me to rest the pen sets.
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Section pens dont work for Cadimage window in V16

Posted on: 02 Jul, 2013

I have checked the Floor Plan and Section settings as well as the Cadimage settings & set them all to an obvious pen colour but this doesnt appear? I cant seem to get these pens set correctly? What am I doing wrong? Thanks
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Where do you control the size of the louvers on a door?

Posted on: 02 Jul, 2013

Where do I change the door louver dimensions?
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Is there a way to create a fold up glazed door?

Posted on: 02 Jul, 2013

Hi Jonny Is there a way to model a fold up glazed door in Door Builder - like in the attached photo. If not, do you have (or know of) another object that I could use? I really need this quite urgently!
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Cadimage schedule wont update or remember it in the list?

Posted on: 02 Jul, 2013

Hi Made some changes in my model and want to update my window & door schedule - but not sure how… There is still a problem - I created a new schedule in cadimage & it was recognised in the settings box for 5 mins and the update window was there… but they have disappeared now… So none of the schedules I've created are in the settings window and I can't update any of them!
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I keep getting a User Break error with my Cadimage Windows

Posted on: 02 Jul, 2013

Hi, I have a problem with windows and doors in a certain project in that they are really slowing down elevation and section regenerations. They then come up with these errors: I’ve tried to keep tight reins on this job, but I think someone’s not set up these parts properly. I’ve gone through and tried to locate the problem, but to no avail. Can you please direct me to where “line 1” exactly is? My screenshot will show what I mean Kind regards
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Window sills wont project past exterior facings?

Posted on: 02 Jul, 2013

Hi I have a project in ArchiCAD 16 where the window sills won’t project past the exterior facings, I don’t usually have trouble with the exterior window sills. Something must of changed? Thanks
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Cant get the Door schedule to collate matching doors

Posted on: 02 Jul, 2013

Hi I have several doors that are identical in every way. Some are in new walls and some are in existing walls and when I generate the door schedule the doors collate into 2 lots rather than 1, 1 lot for the doors in the existing walls and 1 lot for the doors in the new walls.
am I missing a setting somewhere? how can I get the doors to collate into 1 lot? Thanks
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Cant get the Door Marker to appear for my Cadimage doors?

Posted on: 02 Jul, 2013

Hi Could you work out why I can see my window marker. I have set all the settings to show the marker in Model View Options & the doors settings. I only use the Cadimage doors and for some reason I just cant get the marker to appear? Any ideas? Cheers!
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Where can I set the offset for Exterior trim to cover jamb?

Posted on: 02 Jul, 2013

How do I get the door builder to show architraves in the correct location for an interior door. Using the interior trims control I can set the trim 'offset to frame' to -20 and it covers the jamb correctly as shown in the screen shot. For the exterior trims control there is no option to do this and the elevation shows an extra line as the trim lines with edge of the jamb. 
AC16, Win7
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Can I change the Nominal Door size to LEAF (instead of UNIT size)?

Posted on: 26 Jun, 2013

In some parts of the world (like the part I'm In), it's typical to callout a door by it's panel size. Is it possible to set Cadimage doors to list as their Leaf size, instead of their Unit size? (AC doors have a setting to pick what to use as it's nominal size). This wreaks havoc with my schedules and info tags. :(
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My Door leaf labels have a white background and are cutting out parts of my doors

Posted on: 31 May, 2013

How do I get the leaf size to follow the other leaf? And how do I remove the white background so it doesn't chop off parts of my drawings? Thanks. Please see attached screenshot. I'd like to remove the white background and/or move and flip the label onto the other leaf so it is not written over the leaf.
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Shaded elevations change back to outline

Posted on: 27 May, 2013

Why do doors revert to outline display when I have checked the "Shaded Elevations" button on the doors in my schedule? Should the display not be a setting in the Door and Window Schedule Settings, rather than for each individual object in the schedule?
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How to build this window in AC16 Dr&Wind Builder?

Posted on: 01 May, 2013

A work mate is trying to build a window with the appearance as in the attached imageA sliding door with a sidelight with an additional window beside the sidelight which is capable of being openedI have also previously needed to build a window like this only with a couple of extra panes in addition to the same side as the sidelightCurrently to achieve this window appearance in 2d and 3d we have to put a window next to a door. (window shown green in screenshot)We have been doing this since AC11 surely there has been an improvement since then? so that we dont have to use a door beside a window, makes window numbering & scheduling a little more painful.
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2-panel door

Posted on: 14 Apr, 2013

I'm trying to do a 2-panel door, with a glazed upper panel and a solid lower panel, but the door that shows up only models as 2 panels of glass. Am I missing something? I've attached pics of all the settings I can think to work with.
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Cill won't extend beyond frame

Posted on: 12 Apr, 2013

Despite a figure of 45mm entered in the 'Extend beyond frame' box, the cill is flush with opening (see attached image)
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French Door with Sidelites

Posted on: 11 Apr, 2013

I'm trying to do a french door with sidelites and have having some problems: 1. The sidelite glazing is showing up way outside of the frame, can't figure out what setting that is. 2. I want there to be a spread-mull between the door and the sidelite- like a post that would be trimmed out, but would allow the door and sidelite to show up as a single unit on the schedule. I can't figure out how to make that post appear. I imagine it's something to do with the "inner frame" option, but can't get it to work.
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Garage Door - Wicket Door

Posted on: 09 Apr, 2013

Dear Cadimage Can we have a wicket door parameter added to the garage door leaf settings as these are now a popular addition. A wicket door allows access through a closed garage door be it a sectional or up and over configuration. Ideally this would also be visible in the schedule with pivot lines in 3D & 2D etc I attached a link as an example - hope it helps! http://www.hormann.co.uk/garage-doors/sectional-doors/wicket-door-with-trip-free-threshold/ Thank you for your help with this.
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Why dont materials show on the exterior trim sill?

Posted on: 12 Mar, 2013

i can set materials for all the trims and they all show properly, however anything to do with the sill will only show surface color. no matter what material i set. is this a known issue? or is it just me?
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Can cadimage automatically dimension equal sized window panels with the word "eq."?

Posted on: 08 Mar, 2013

Hi, I would like to dimension window panels that are equal sized with the word "EQ." Is is possible to generate this automatically with Cadimage?
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How to reverse direction of arrow in window schedule (for sliding windows)

Posted on: 08 Mar, 2013

Hi, the attached picture shows a sliding window taken from a cadimage generated window schedule, I would like to reverse the direction of the arrow for sliding windows. Is there a way to do this?
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How do I get Shim spaces to show in section / 3D ?

Posted on: 15 Jan, 2013

I have put in shim space for window units in masonry walls, which show as expected in plan but not in section. Is there a reason for this? Can I get the section to match the plan? See attached photos. Thanks.
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DWB door head

Posted on: 15 Jan, 2013

I want to install hollow metal doors and frames in masonry walls such that the frames have 2" jambs and 4" heads. Is there a way to specify different dimensions? The inner frame category has a check box for independent head and sill frame but when I check the box and change the dimension it doesn't change the frame head depth. Thanks.
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Window and door settings

Posted on: 10 Jan, 2013

We are using the same settings we,ve always used for our exterior sliding doors however the are facing ouwards but no arrows are showing in elevation. If we have the doors facing inwards the arrows appear?
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Is there a way to show the door & window schedule with renovation filters?

Posted on: 08 Jan, 2013

Is there an option for the door and window schedule to just display doors and windows on new walls and not existing walls through the use of the renovation filters? Thanks
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My Doors are reversed in the schedule? Sidelights change sides

Posted on: 08 Jan, 2013

Why is when I produce a window & door schedule a door shows up in the schedule reversed. An example is a door with a side lite - viewed in the elevations and in the door selection settings preview the door is on the left. In the schedule the door is on the right. Can you help. Thanks
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How can I set a door in a window frame to open inwards?

Posted on: 08 Jan, 2013

As the title says, I cant find a way for the door to open in I have managed to use the opening settings (attached) to open it outwards but cant find a way for it to open inwards? Thanks for your help
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How do I remove the border in my Door & Window Schedule?

Posted on: 08 Jan, 2013

Hi How do I turn the black border of the door and window schedule into a transparent or white border? Thanks
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Can't open the Cadimage Garage Door?

Posted on: 08 Jan, 2013

Hi I cannot open the garage door and the settings under "appearance and door opening" say use the dynamic hotspot are grayed out. In the 3d window I cannot find any hotspot that will open the door. Thanks
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Door & Window Builder AC16

Posted on: 30 Oct, 2012

Dear Sirs - I am working on a project where I started it in AC15 and have migrated it to Ac16. The Scheduler for the DWB only shows dots as if there were no library associated with the DWG CadImage Tool. I have the libraries loaded and I have run the Upgrade Old Schedules. This has not updated the missing Door and Window elevations on the schedules. Thank you Chad
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Corner post size

Posted on: 23 Oct, 2012

Hi, I'm wondering is there is a way to increase the size of corner posts in windows that meet at a corner? If I put a column in the corner, & pull the windows back, the cills stop short. So I suppose the alternative question is: is there a way to extend the cill to the wall corner, i.e. beyond the edge of the window?
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Collate matching items in door scheduler

Posted on: 06 Sep, 2012

When I tick the collate matching items in the Door Scheduler to have only 1 of each door type displayed it doesn't differentiate door panels. For instance, I have 2 door types. 20 solid door & 2 more with vision panels. When I tick collate it draws me 1 solid door with 22 door numbers including the 2 which have vision panels which is incorrect. I'm using AC doors. How do I get it to show an elevation of a door with a vision panel?
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Vented area for opening casement wont calculate...

Posted on: 26 Jul, 2012

simple window with side hung casement, would like to know how to show the vented area as my example shows 0.00 although it has an opening casement.
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Door Builder Labels not showing with Renovation Filter

Posted on: 23 Jul, 2012

With Model view correctly set and using the Renovation tool, door labels for existing doors show when viewing plan set to Existing, but dont show on plan when set to Finished. Is this a Tool bug or is there something else to set.
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Type Code keeps going blank in Cadimage Door

Posted on: 26 Jun, 2012

I am having trouble assigning type codes through the sketch mode of the cadimage door tool. I find it easiest to assign the type code in the sketch mode as it is to assign the materials. I understand if I save the door as a particular door type I can assign the type code there. Except in commercial work too many types of variants of each door ie: kick plate/ no kick plate/ grill no grill/ 2100/2400/2700 high/ acoustic seals, fire rating etc.. etc.. etc.. so I find standard door settings always need an edit and too many type codes. Therefore I prefer just to have a basic favourite setting and assign type code in each project best done through sketch. However this setting does not stay put.
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Is there no 'apply to edges' option for door object?

Posted on: 06 Jun, 2012

Hi, regarding the ability to apply glazing bars to both doors & windows with window - door builder. I know how to 'apply to edges' with tick boxes as shown in attached image 1 for Window objects. But for Door objects I can't find the equivalent 'apply to edges' tick boxes, see attached image 2. Is there a different way to achieve the same result for door objects? Thanks
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Is there a faster way to set up pens & materials in doors?

Posted on: 06 Jun, 2012

Hi again Is there a fst way to set pen settings and materials as there are so many options to adjust? Kind Regards
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Parts of my frame are not showing?

Posted on: 06 Jun, 2012

Hi there For some reason my doors are not showing the top frame around the door using Cadimage door builder V15 I have installed the latest updates. Regards
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My interactive preview window has gone pixelated/staggered?

Posted on: 06 Jun, 2012

Ever since I have upgraded Cadimage D&W 15 my edit set out image window has this pixilated view, I was told you were working on a fix, I have tried your latest update but has not made any difference, do you have a solution for me to correct this problem Regards
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Pivot Lines are upside down in window, how can I fix this?

Posted on: 05 Jun, 2012

My pivot lines are back to front? ie upside down I have attached a screenshot to show what I mean
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I cant add notes to the door schedule objects?

Posted on: 05 Jun, 2012

Hi For some reason add notes to the schedule objects within the door & window schedule?
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How can I show the garage door setout in the plan symbol?

Posted on: 05 Jun, 2012

Hi When I place a cadimage garage door the outline in 2D always shows as a solid door opening out hinged at the top, even though I have selected a sectional door. Is there any way to show this correctly? Thanks
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How do I make curved Window using the Cadimage window?

Posted on: 05 Jun, 2012

I'm working in v15. I want to put a window in a curved wall. How do I do that so the window follows the curve of the wall? When I put it in the window is flat. I've built a curtain wall but I can't attach my wall covering to that so it's not the right answer either
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How can I get Glazing panels into the Cadimage Garage Door?

Posted on: 05 Jun, 2012

Hi attached is a screen shot of a sectional door. I am trying to get a glazed panel insert to show but with no luck. What should I do?
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Are there any default Window and Door Schedule Schemes?

Posted on: 05 Jun, 2012

I have recently installed D&W 15 in my Acad 15 on Windows and cant find any starter or default Schedmes like the ones shown on the Knowledge base page: http://support.cadimageworld.com/knowledgebase/article/0037-creating-and-editing-schedule-schemes Have I missed installing something or is there a goodie download for the starter schemes? Cheers
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Can I show doors relative to their floor in the schedule?

Posted on: 05 Jun, 2012

Hi, I am doing a door schedule and have multiple levels on each story. Is there a way to show the doors in the schedule relative to their floor as opposed to the story? Cheers,
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How can I make the window sit further inside the wall?

Posted on: 05 Jun, 2012

Hi I'm trying to figure out how to make the window sit farther inside the wall. Can you look at my attached screen-shot and let me know which control might modify that depth? Played with several things, but couldn't get it to look the way I want... Thanks again.
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Can I have more than 3 panels in the sidelight in the Door Tool?

Posted on: 05 Jun, 2012

I am using the Cadimage Door to create a shopfront. In setout > glazing, the panel layout only has the option for 3 panels - I need 4 (as shown on the photo) is there any way I can do this? Thanks!
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Is there a way to include preset within listings in the schedule?

Posted on: 05 Jun, 2012

I need to list my Door Preset No. Where do i find it as a parameter to add to Door/Window Listing Scheme? See blocked area = parameter where(name)?
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How can I create a Door Schedule?

Posted on: 05 Jun, 2012

Hi, I am trying to place a door schedule and a window schedule on a drawing but cannot figure out how to do it. I have done it before but I cant remember howLook forward to your help.
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How can I get the pivot lines to flip? Or change the direction of the door swing?

Posted on: 05 Jun, 2012

I have attached 2 screen shots showing 2 doors viewed from the outside showing the pivot arrow towards the hardware. the second screen shot is the way it shows on my schedule. It appears to be back to front. This causes the manufacturers and myself a great deal of confusion
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How can I create arch top transoms with the door tool?

Posted on: 05 Jun, 2012

How do I make a door with an archtop transom, like ArchiCAD allows, without going to "Parameters? (see attached) Thanks!
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How can I show the door & swing lines in section & elevation?

Posted on: 05 Jun, 2012

Good morning, I am new to cadimage tools and I have some questions with the door and window tool. I purchased this tool primarily because it is much better for scheduling than the built in archicad schedule. However I am just wondering how do I show door swing lines in section and elevation? Thanks!!
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How can I get the sq. metre area of window in the interactive schedule?

Posted on: 05 Jun, 2012

Hi Just wondering if there is a wall to get the sqm metre on the window lists???i have the general area on but nothing showing and wallhole dims doesnt give me anything...just wanting to calc the window sizes as fast as i can Thanks
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Why are my doors elevated up in the schedule?

Posted on: 05 Jun, 2012

Hi Team! Just seeing why it is my doors are jumping up like this....as you can see both anchor points are the same etc but for some reason one is a metre higher?? i have tried creating a new schedule and it does the exact same thing??? file should be labelled doors.... Thanks
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Can I split the Door/Window Schedule to A4 Multi-page?

Posted on: 05 Jun, 2012

How do I layout an A4 (multipage) Schedule so that I can print one door per A4 Size page. I don't want to copy the Schedule over and over to different layouts... just because this function is grayed out: "Check the Split Drawing among Multiple Layouts checkbox, located on the Frame Panel of Drawing Tool Settings."