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jimcrook@live.com
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Shutter Height
SoftPlan Version:
2014 Plus

When adding shutters to a window you can adjust the width or height to cover the window, however

when you exterior trim on the window the shutters still only cover the height of the window and not

the height of the window plus the trim.  Is there a way to adjust these without having to go into the 

library or add them individually ?

 

Thanks

JimC

Bill Wimberley
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Shutters

I've never heard of a shutter being high enough to cover the trim so I had to think about that for a minute to come up with a way to do it.

You can create your window with just the top and bottom trim. Off to the side use a Flat Arch to create an opening the same width as the window and with a height equal to the opening height plus the top and bottom trim. Offset the Flat Arch so that the top of the arch is at the top of the window trim.

Move the Flat Arch next to the window so that they are automatically joined. Edit both the arch and the window and in their header tabs put a check next to "Exclude From Unit Openings".

Add your shutters to the Flat Arch and make sure the trim is correct on the window.  Then move the Flat Arch so that it lines up with the window.

 

Bill is the owner and maintainer of SoftPlanTuts.com

jimcrook@live.com
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Shutters

Wow that was some creative thinking Bill, I will give that a try, thank-you !

 

JimC

cbe
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I have a contractor that like

I have a contractor that like his shutters that way.  When adding the shutter I select "Adjust Height to cover opening" and "Offset to Trim".  This gives the look he wants.  

- Cory

Bill Wimberley
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Offset to Trim

Thanks Cory. I didn't even notice that option to offset to trim. That sure is a heck of a lot easier than what I came up with. smiley

cbe
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I'm just happy that I taught

I'm just happy that I taught you something for a change!

Bill M
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Always learning something

Always learning something here.  Thanks Cory.