• Create a Dormer with Multiple Windows


    JimW

    1) Create a roof object.

     

    2) Select the Window tool, and then set the preferences in the Window Settings dialog box.

     

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    3) Place the window in a blank area of the drawing.

     

    4) With the window selected, select Edit > Duplicate Array.

     

    5) In the Duplicate Array dialog box, set the shape of the array, the number of duplicate windows you want, and the distance to offset each of the windows. Click OK.

     

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    6) Select all of the windows, and then select Modify > Create Symbol.

     

    7) In the Create Symbol dialog box, name the symbol, and make sure Leave Instance In-Place is unchecked. Click OK.

     

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    8) In the Resource Browser, double-click the new symbol to activate it.

     

    9) Click on the roof object to place the window symbol.

     

    10) In the Edit Roof Element dialog box, select the dormer style, and click OK. For this demonstration we used a shed style.

     

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    11) Rotate the view to see the dormer.

     

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    Using Designer 2017. I have created roof and want to add a dormer and found this article. No where can I find the "10) In the Edit Roof Element dialog box, select the dormer style, and click OK. For this demonstration we used a shed style.". My only option when left clicking on the roof element is "edit roof style" along with your standard VW options. Please help.

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    I've done all the steps directed and at step 10 as noted above I do not get the indicated dialogue box. Running Designer 2017 SP 4

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