Creating Corner Windows


Reference Number: KB-00673
Last Modified: February 13, 2019

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors



QUESTION

How do I create a corner window unit?

Glass corner windows are created by removing the corner post


ANSWER

A corner window is a unit that occupies the corner of a structure. The wall framing is modified to wrap around the opening and in some cases the corner post for the window will be removed to create an all glass opening.

In this article, we will cover the steps for creating a corner window unit in Chief Architect.


To create a corner window

  1. Place two windows on each side of a corner where two walls meet.

    Two windows placed in a corner of a perpendicular wall connection



  2. Select the first window, and drag it to the corner until you see the window snap to the end of the wall.

    Moving a window into the corner using the Move edit handle 

    If you're having trouble moving windows into the corner like shown above, try holding down the Ctrl/Command key on your keyboard while the window is being moved. Doing this will disable the snap settings temporarily, allowing for free movement of the object without any restrictions. 


  3. Repeat this process for the second window to achieve the result shown below.

    Two windows moved into the corner and displaying a post


To remove the corner post

  1. Use the Select Objects tool and select the first window.


  2. Hold the Shift key on your keyboard, and click on the second window.


  3. Click the Open Object edit button to open the Window Specification dialog.


  4. On the General panel, change the Window Type to Fixed Glass.


  5. On the Frame panel, uncheck Has Corner Post.

    Window specification dialog with corner post box unchecked


  6. Click OK to accept these changes and close the Window Specification dialog.


  7. Your corner window should now be a glass-to-glass window unit.

    Corner windows without a post present