2022-11-1609:48 AM - last edited on 2022-11-1706:42 PM by Karl Ottenstein
How is it possible that in 2022 / Archicad 26 there is still not an out of the box right angle window? The Triangle Fixed window [Moderator: in the USA library] can not have a vertical side. This is super annoying. The only way to achieve this basic window shape (without paying for a 3rd party window like Cadimage) is to use the ancient FreeFormWindow, which is missing tons of features and is surely going to stop working at some point. Can whoever is in charge of the libraries, just spend like 5 minutes and get us this window?
It is pretty weird for sure after all these years! The parameter shown in your screenshot for the location of the peak can be adjusted vanishingly close to ½ the window width to approximate a right angle window in a pinch for preliminary design work. Depending on the scale of the drawings, it might be enough to fake CDs.
Attached, I dragged the closest approx to a right triangle to the edge of a wall to show the small (approx 1/4" for a 40" wide window) gap showing in the stucco due to the inability to set the top vertex exactly above the bottom one. I turned on casing to make this really obvious. The fact that they disallow two vertices from occupying the same X coordinate position (per se) tells us that the mathematical construction method used would have to be changed to allow this to be a more flexible window... so I'd guess it is more than 5 minutes work, but work that should be done nonetheless.
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