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User should be able to specify location of inner/outer surface of profile walls

Ro-Ra
Booster

Profile walls can be a bit of a hassle if there are outcroppings. As a result, window frame depth as well as other aspects related to openings (i.e. window casings/linings on top of the surface of walls) will use the largest thickness of the entire profile rather than a designated "outer surface". It would make sense if two draggable planes appear in the profile editor if the user enables the profile for walls in the profile editor.

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Barry Kelly
Moderator

There are two drag-able planes.

They are called the 'Opening Reference Lines' and you position them where you want the front and back of your opening to be measured from (the reveal offset will be measured from the front one).

I always set the front face of my composite on the origin - this will be the reference line of your wall (front face).

I always model the profile to the left but I don't think it really matters - it just affects how you place the wall - left to right or right to left.

 

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Barry.

 

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
i7-10700 @ 2.9Ghz, 32GB ram, GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11

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Barry Kelly
Moderator

There are two drag-able planes.

They are called the 'Opening Reference Lines' and you position them where you want the front and back of your opening to be measured from (the reveal offset will be measured from the front one).

I always set the front face of my composite on the origin - this will be the reference line of your wall (front face).

I always model the profile to the left but I don't think it really matters - it just affects how you place the wall - left to right or right to left.

 

BarryKelly_0-1646648646499.png

 

Barry.

 

One of the forum moderators.
Versions 6.5 to 27
i7-10700 @ 2.9Ghz, 32GB ram, GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB), Windows 10
Lenovo Thinkpad - i7-1270P 2.20 GHz, 32GB RAM, Nvidia T550, Windows 11

Thanks Barry! Looks like I missed this feature from AC. Always looking forward to learning something new!