Closed Shutters

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I had someone ask me today how I would create an opening that wasn't really an opening but was actually closed shutters.

The answer would be to create a custom opening that looked like shutters rather than a window or door.

Just follow these steps. This is basically the same method used to create a normal opening but with some extra stuff to give it a shutter look.

Step 1 --- Create an Opening Shape
  1. From the Drawing tab select Detail-->Opening Shapes-->Casement
  2. Draw out a rectangle
  3. Edit to size
  4. Turn off Frame, Grill, Bead, and Sash
  5. Check "Solid". If you don't check solid your shutter will not show up in SoftView.
Step 2 --- Create the shutter

 

Using shapes, draw in the shutters over the Opening Shape created in Step 1. You can use lines, arcs, or whatever is appropriate to create a 2D representation of your shutters. You just need to make sure that the outline of your shutter matches the Opening Shape created in Step 1.

 

Step 3 --- Create an Elevation Opening
  1. Select File-->System Options-->System Library
  2. Select Elevation Openings
  3. Select an existing folder or create a new one
  4. Select "One Step" and draw a box around the object you just created
  5. Enter a name
  6. Select OK
Step 4 --- Create an Opening
  1. Select File-->System Options-->System Library
  2. Select Openings
  3. Select an existing folder or create a new one
  4. Select "One Step"
  5. Enter a name
  6. Select Custom Opening - Type Window
  7. Click the box under Library and select the library where you placed your Elevation Opening
  8. Click the box under Symbol and select your Elevation Opening
  9. Select OK
  10. Select Edit Individual Component
  11. In the Component tab set the desired size
  12. In the Elevation tab uncheck all of the frame options
  13. Optionally set a sill type
  14. In the grill tab make sure that Grill is unchecked
  15. Select OK
  16. Select Edit Entire Opening
  17. In the Exterior Trim tab optionally define any exterior trim
  18. In the Display tab check "Hidden". This keeps the opening from printing on your floor plans.
  19. Select OK
  20. Select OK

Insert your new opening in a wall as you would do for any other opening.

 

Bill is the owner and maintainer of SoftPlanTuts.com

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