2009-09-1606:19 PM - last edited on 2023-05-2411:56 AM by Rubia Torres
I'm trying to create a window with an arched top. In plan, I create a slab that has the desired shape, I give it an ID listing of "Wallhole", and I insert it into the wall using the "window" tool but I only get a rectangular opening without the desired arched top. Can anybody help me with this. Thanks.
Jerome wrote: I modeled a separate slab and gave it an ID listing of "Wallhole." Is this correct?
Yes. AC 9 and above only. I do not believe that it matters that you used a capital "W". But, I am guessing that when you selected your assembly (you did select ALL elements, including the wallhold slab, right?) - and saved it as a GDL object that when you selected 'window' as the object type, you may not have selected the 'Editable GDL Script' (or something like that - not running AC right now) radio button?
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Thanks for you interest in this problem. Please let me state the way that I've been proceeding:
1. I create the window assemble in plan using the wall tool for the mullions and the slab tool for the glass.
2. I then create a separate all-encompassing slab that engulfs the above-mentioned elements (see attachment). This slab has the desired contour of the window opening and I give it an ID listing of "wallhole".
3. In the 3d window, I save the object (see attachment) with the File>GDL Objects>Save Project As command.
4. In the Save as Library Part dialog box, I save it as a window and I check the "Editable GDL Scrip" radio button.
5. I then insert it with the window tool and the desired arched top does not appear.
I am not sure if this is related exactly to your problem but a similar (same?) thing happened to me just yesterday when I quickly showed someone how to create a custom window object.
I followed the same procedure as you and gave the slab an ID of "WALLHOLE".
Created the object and lo and behold it was a rectagular wallhole - not shaped.
I had a look at the script and the "WALLHOLE" command was there but right at the end of the 3D script.
I cut it out and pasted it back to the beginning just after the MUL and ADD commands.
Saved and all was well.
I was just doing this quickly and did not explore the problem any further.
This was probably the first custom window i have created in version 12.
I have never had problems with this in previous versions.
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