A window's Shape and Arch can be set up in the Window Specification dialog to create a wide variety of custom shapes.
Adding curtains, shutters, or blinds to a window is fast and easy using the Shutters and Treatment panels in the Window Specification dialog.
A selection of entryways with transoms and lites can be found in the Doorways library category, or you can create one yourself using the Door and Window Tools.
In Chief Architect, you can specify the Inset value for a window's frame to control whether it is located near the exterior of the wall, near the interior, or at the center. Similarly, you can control the inset of the sash, the portion of the window which actually frames the glass, relative to the frame.
A component window within a bay, box or bow window can be resized like any other standard window. To select a component window, click at the location of the component in question, then click the Select Next Object edit button or press the Tab key on the keyboard.
Use the automatic tools to place a bay, bow, or box window. You can also create these features manually for additional flexibility.
Once a door and its side and transom windows are in position, they can be mulled together using the Make Mulled Unit edit tool.
To create a corner window, first create the desired window on each side of the corner. For best results, the heights, casing, and sills of both windows should be the same. For glass that meets at the corner, specify both windows as Fixed Glass, then use each window’s Move edit handle to position it all the way in the corner, and finally, uncheck Has Corner Post in the Window Specification dialog.
A soldier course is a set of vertical bricks lined up in a row with the narrow edge facing outward. These can be modeled in Chief Architect using symbols.
Window wells enable fast egress for any basement level window.
Custom muntins for glass doors and windows are created by drawing their pattern using the CAD tools, blocking the pattern to create a CAD block, and then selecting the window or glass door and clicking the Load Muntins edit tool.
A clerestory, where a wall builds partially above a part of the roof with high windows to let in light, can be created using the Roof Cuts Wall at Bottom setting.
Door and window framing can be customized in any way you choose when using Chief Architect.
Use Windows to create curtain walls for commercial or residential buildings.
The exterior or interior wall materials can incorrectly display inside of windows is the wall top or bottom has been modified, or if it is misaligned between floors.
Use the Doorway and Pass-Through tools to create an irregular shaped opening in a wall.
In Chief Architect programs, opening indicators can be displayed in vector-based views by toggling the 'Opening Indicators' layer on in the Layer Display Options or Active Layer Display Options side window. Starting in X13, additional options relating to opening indicators can be defined on the Opening Indicators panel of the Window or Door Specification dialog.
By default, door and window labels are formatted numerically without unit symbols displayed. To display unit symbols as part of these labels, specify the label to use a macro.