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Irish2
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Window openings
SoftPlan Version:
2014 Plus

OK. I shouldn't have to remember to do this but I do and, of course, I can't remember now that I need to. I've already confused myself!

2 windows side by side. I want 3 inches between them but softplan wants them connected with that little framing "X" between them. I want that gone but don't remember what to do? Thanks.

Bill Wimberley
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Exclude from Unit Openings

Edit one (or both) windows. Click on the Header tab. Check "Exclude from unit openings"

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Irish2
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That's it. Thanks Bill. I

That's it. Thanks Bill. I hope softplan changes that default behavior.

Bill Wimberley
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Yep

Yep. Me too.

cbe
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I often put 4.5" b/t windows

I often put 4.5" b/t windows and lately I've been leaving the 'x' in b/t the windows.  I place the windows individually and them move them close so they link.  I find that when I let softplan link them the trim looks better on the elevations.  However when they are separate i've always had to go into the elevations and explode the trim then edit the line to get it to display correctly.  

- Cory

Bill Wimberley
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Joined windows

Hey Cory. Yes, that is actually the reason the windows automatically join together. They become a unit rather than just individual windows. When you move one the other will move with it. So to adjust the distance between them you have to use dimensions. When exterior or interior trim is placed it treats the openings as a unit so trim goes around both rather than individually and in between. A filler is placed between the windows rather than trim.

Bill M
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I assume this works the same

I assume this works the same when placing a transom over a window.  I wish the window (single hung) edit would allow for a header and therefore space between the transom and window when using that method.  Rarely do I use a transom directly on top of the window.  I had to put them together using dimensions or they wouldn't line up.

Kimberly Rippentrop
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I know this is an old post

I know this is an old post but SO helpful today! Thanks for this thread!