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The window won't flip, I need the transom on the other side

ngoldie
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The window won't flip, I need the transom on the other side, when I click flip, it changes in the image on the object settings but nothing changes on the elevation. I've attached an image. I'm using Archicad 23 on a macintosh


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Ok, here's a short video so Barry you can judge if this is flipping or mirroring.

AC 27 INT 5003/WIN 11
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H with Radeon Graphics 3.20 GHz 16.0 GB

Clicking in the preview window just swaps the side you are looking at.

It will make no difference to the actual placed window.

 

BarryKelly_0-1709187809236.png

 

The 'Flip' button will swap the inside to the outside.

It will actually flip the placed window as well.

 

It also swaps the side that you are viewing the window from in the preview - similar to clicking in the preview window as shown above.

So in effect it is doing both at the same time.

You are flipping the window but the preview is also flipping so you are looking at the same side as you were before - so it appears to mirror, but it is not.

 

BarryKelly_1-1709188241406.png

 

And just to complicate things further, the reveal side of the window (the side of the wall you first click when placing the window) will not change at all.

So the reveal distance will always be measured from the side of that first placement click, and the external sill will be on that side - the sill side does not change.

To change that, you have to 'rotate' the window.

 

Clear as mud now? 😃

 

Barry.

 

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Yeah, I got it.

So preview buttons are only for preview,

the Flip button is only for swapping the window leaf & not for mirror.


BTW in Egypt we say clear as the sun,

how it changed in Australia to be clear as the mud?

At all, thank you Barry.

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AMD Ryzen 7 5800H with Radeon Graphics 3.20 GHz 16.0 GB

Just to clarify.

 


@Mahmoud Qenawi wrote:

So preview buttons are only for preview,


Correct.

 


@Mahmoud Qenawi wrote:

the Flip button is only for swapping the window leaf & not for mirror.


It doesn't swap the leaf from side to side it flips the whole window front to back

Any opening or fixed leafs will still be where they were before, just the window will be inside out.

 

 


@Mahmoud Qenawi wrote:

BTW in Egypt we say clear as the sun,

how it changed in Australia to be clear as the mud?


I haven't heard clear as the sun.

I assume that means you understand.

 

Clear as mud means you don't understand - can't see through mud.

I was just wondering if my explanation was a bit confusing.

 

Barry.

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