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  • #1263 Reply

    Peter Pipkin

    Can anyone tell me how to add window dressings as bare windows look weird. I have tried using the “curtain sets” from the materials menu but that just paints the wall with the curtains. You  can not adjust the dimensions to fit your windows. It seems that the programme sees curtains as fills and not object , so you can’t make use of the design studio either,

    Any ideas? Anyone

     

  • #1268 Reply

    Hello Peter,
    thank you for posting this question to Architect 3D support forum webpage.

    The Accessories tool is primarily intended to add accessories for doors and windows, like curtains, blinds, etc. In addition, the Accessories tool can be used to add Custom Accessories on the walls.

    You can easily add drapes, curtains, blinds, and more to any window or door. Accessories are designed to “track the walls”, meaning they can only be placed on wall segments and will move with those walls.

    There are a number of libraries available with different styles of accessories. When the tool is active, you can choose the style you want and then place the accessory, or you can drag-and-drop a different style onto the accessory in the 3D view.

    Once placed, you can automatically resize the accessory to match a window size.

    Below are some references that may be helpful as you design:

    ■ Wall Accessory Properties

    ■ Nudging a Selection

    ■ Component Description

    ■ Applying Building Materials

    ■ Wall Accessories Library

    To add accessories

    1 On the Floor Plan tab, click the Wall Accessories Tool.
    2 Select the accessory you want to place and then use the Drag Along Wall drawing method to place the accessory. 

             

    Wall Accessories width, height, elevation, and how far they are offset from the wall. You can also adjust their translucency to create a sheer effect. After an accessory has been added to your design, you can edit its properties in the Properties tab by selecting the accessory. Below are the available properties.

    Note: Always press the ENTER to accept new values in a text box.

    The accessories’ elevation (top and bottom) is always referred to the base of the wall where they are inserted, independently of the elevation of the wall. The accessories have special elevation settings: they are defined by the relation among the top elevation, the bottom elevation and the height of the accessory

    The relation is always => Top Elevation = Bottom Elevation + Height. By default, the top elevation is 84”; however this level can be changed, if necessary. This is convenient for cornices, for example, that must be placed above the windows.

    Insertion and Settings: By clicking on the Accessories’ icon (Floor Tab) the Properties Bar shows the first category of accessories => clicking in the category name opens the menu of the different categories => choose an accessory => click on the wall to insert the accessory. It is not necessary to have a door or window present to insert the accessory, however, all the accessories must always be applied on walls.

    Notice that the accessories can be applied on any or both sides of a wall.

    After the insertion => select the accessory in the plan => properties bar => you can adjust the settings. If you wish to align your accessories with the top of the windows and doors, and they are aligned with a lintel with elevation of 84” (for example), you can use the same top elevation for the accessories.

    The vertical distance between the bottom and the top of the accessory (the top of the entire piece) is the height of the accessory.

    All the settings can be modified, however the relation between the elements is maintained.

    Kindest regards,
    Architect 3D Support team

  • #1271 Reply

    Peter Pipkin

    Thank you, I knew it had to be at fault, trying to use the item in the wrong way.

     

    “note to self, read the manual”……

     

    Starting to get the hang of it though and it is a good programme.

     

    Thank You

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