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Windows Horizontal Sunshade / Shutter Element

Anonymous
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I am searching for a possibility to include movable horizontal sunshades as seen in the Morphosis project "Caltrans District 7 Headquarters". Till now I could only find sunshade elements that flip or slide in the vertical axis. Is there a window setting or a downloadable content available with a horizontal one? Another possibility would be to model it manually via postprocessing.

I am not skilled in creating GDL elements, so if there is a possibility to model and script such an object without much effort, as well as without creating a new window element, but rather adding a new sunshade setting to the existing one, it would be appreciated.

Thank you.

:: The Version is Archicad 15 on Windows 7

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Anonymous
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In order to explain it better I will add an additional image.
shuttter.jpg
rocorona
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You sure know there is some element that you can simply use with the Object Tool. But if you want to have it tied to the window, there is a way, simple enough, I think. I made one, using the "personal shutter" feature.

As you can see in the picture, I made the SunShade element using some Slab (you can use Object and other elements), vertical and facing down. I had to add a very thin slab (with a big hole) approximately the same size of the typical window it goes on. This is needed as ArchiCAD tries to resize the object to match the host window. I made it a few cm floating over the proper SunShade, so when placed it will be hidden in the window frame.
Then I selected all the elements and Archive>Library and Objects>Save selection as>Shutter (not sure about the command name in English)
Finally, in the window setting, use the shown setting... almost all are important for the result
SunShade.jpg
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--Roberto Corona--
www.archiradar.com
AC18 - ITA full on Win10
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Anonymous
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Thank you very much for the quick reply. It worked perfectly.
Custom Shutter Object.jpg
rocorona
Booster
Glad to help
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--Roberto Corona--
www.archiradar.com
AC18 - ITA full on Win10
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