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Adding a Window

Windows of many shapes and styles can be added to any house in your landscape design. Because windows snap automatically to houses, they are very easy to place. The Window object can also be used to add awnings, shutters, gable vents, and window boxes.

To add a Window, Awning, Shutter, Gable Vent, or Window Box:

1.   Select the Perspective view (not required but recommended).

2.   Adjust your view until you can clearly see the wall of the house you wish to add the window to.

3.   Click the Add Window button, which is found near the top of the screen under the Building tab.

4.   Click the picture of the default window that appears to the right of the screen, and then select the window you would like to use from the menu that appears.

5.   Click the wall you wish to add the window to.

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To move an existing Window:

1.   Click your window to select it.

2.   Click the window again, but this time hold down the left mouse button as you move the mouse to reposition the window. Note that a window cannot be moved to a different house object.

To adjust the elevation of an existing window:

1.   Click the window to select it.

2.   Hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard, and then click the window again, but this time hold down the left mouse button as you move the mouse up or down.

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2.   Modify the Elevation property that appears when your window is selected.

Tips:

      Windows can be easily duplicated by using the Copy and Paste commands, but only on the same house object.

      Windows can be added in both the Top-Down and Perspective views, but are easier to add in the Perspective view.

      If you wish to place multiple windows of the same type, click on the Add Window button, hold the Ctrl key on your keyboard, and then simply click once for each window you wish to add.

      Window placement can be difficult if grid snap is enabled because your window will move to the grid intersections as you attempt to add it. You can toggle the grid snapping off by pressing Ctrl + G on your keyboard. For more information, see Snap Settings.

      Windows can only be added to houses that have already been created; they cannot be added to other objects.

See also:

Window Properties
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Objects
Adding a House
Adding a Door
Editing Objects