Drawing Glass Windows

Define the glass windows in the building.

  1. Verify that the X/Y window is active, or activate it by clicking in it.
    The X/Y symbol in the top-left of the window is red when the window is active.
  2. On the Edit menu, click Default Values.
  3. Specify the upper and lower coordinates of the windows in the X/Y window.
    1. Under Geometrical Parameters for Orthogonal Drawing Mode, select Upper and lower coordinate defined individually (and absolute) field.
    2. In the Min. Coord field, enter a value of 1.
    3. In the Max. Coord field, enter a value of 2.5.
  4. Specify the material properties for the windows.
    1. Under Material Properties, from the Material Properties of new Subdivisions drop-down list, select Glass; thickness: 5 mm.
    Figure 1. The Default Values for New Objects dialog.

  5. Click OK to close the Default Values for New Objects dialog.
  6. Create a window in the X/Y window.
    Note: Create several windows. An exact layout is not important for this example.
    1. On the Objects toolbar, click the Add Objects Orthogonal icon.
    2. Click twice in the X/Y window to specify the start point of the window.
    3. Click again to specify the end point of the window.
    The Insert Subdivision dialog is displayed.
    Figure 2. The Insert Subdivision dialog.

  7. Click OK to insert the window and to close the dialog.
A glass window is created perpendicular to the XY plane with a height of 1.5 m.
Figure 3. View of the model in the XY plane (top view) showing the outer and interior walls. The glass windows are indicated in light blue.