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DamonB
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Hi,

I need advice as to how to flip windows. I created a custom opening library. It contains casements, awnings, hor. sliders, vert. sliders and pictures. I have many odd configurations that require every way you can imagine to create windows. Including custom elevation openings showing slide dir. arrows, added components for uneven splits, multi pane windows for even splits etc. So my problem now is flipping these windows. Some styles can flip by checking the reverse box under properties however most do not flip using that property.

 

Thanks in advance 

Bill Wimberley
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Hello Damon. I'm a bit confused about what it is you are trying to do. Windows typically orient themselves correctly in an exterior wall by recognizing from the wall configuration which side is the exterior. By "reversing" your windows are you asking how you can get the outside of the windows to be on the inside of the walls?

Please give a little more information about what you are trying to do and it would be great if you could upload a file with some of the windows you are trying to reverse. The file could be as simple as a wall with windows in it so I can see your window and wall configurations.

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DamonB
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Hey Bill,

What I am referring to is reversing the windows in elevation so the hinge is on the other side. 

 

Thanks,

Bill Wimberley
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Hey Damon, I would need to see a file that contains at least a wall and some of the windows in question. You can attach a file directly to the forum message. Just scroll down below the text entry box and you will see a field to upload files.

DamonB
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Hey Bill,

See attached.

 

Thanks,

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Bill Wimberley
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Ok, now I think I understand what you are trying to do. It appears that you have various window configurations of casement and sliding windows and you want to have some of them opening on the left side and some opening on the right side.

For windows that are made up of a single casement or sliding opening you can simply edit the opening, click on the Display tab, and change the Hinge Side. For this purpose, a casement window that is composed of a single component but with multiple sections is also considered a single opening and can be edited the same way.

The Hinge Side setting uses the letters L, R, and N to designate that a section is Left Hinged (L), Right Hinged (R), or No Hinge (N). So if you had a casement with 2 sections and you designated the Hinge Side as LN then the Left section would be hinged on the Left and the Right section would be fixed. The first position designates the left section, second position designates the next section and so on. So if you have a 2 section casement opening and were to set the Hinge Side to RL then the Left section would be hinged on the Right side and the right section would be hinged on the Left side, effectively hinging both sections from the center of the opening.

For your windows that are made up of a combination of windows you must create a new version of the opening. When you are defining the opening you use the Hinge Side designations on the individual components. So in the example you sent you can rename the 1200x 1800PXO to something like 1200x 1800PXOL. Then make a copy of that opening and name it 1200x 1800PXOR. Edit the openings in System Library and designate that the 1200x 1800PXOL has a left sliding component and the 1200x 1800PXOR has a right sliding component.

To make a copy of an opening you can edit an opening and select "Add Product Code" down at the bottom left of the edit dialog.

DamonB
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Bill,

That's basically what I understood as well.

I guess I better get making more windows.

 

Thanks,