DesignSeries02702.pngCreating a custom window sash opening

A custom window sash opening can be created for selection in the Window Settings dialog box. A rectangular sash opening can contain any number of rectangular sashes.

To create a custom window sash opening:

From the General pane of the Window Settings dialog box, select the Custom Sash operation and click Custom Sash Options.

The Custom Sash Options dialog box opens for selecting and specifying the sash opening parameters. As parameters are defined, the preview dynamically displays the configuration operations of the sashes filling the opening.

Click to show/hide the parameters.Click to show/hide the parameters.



Number of Rows/Columns

Specify the number of rows and columns in the sash opening (the total number of sashes cannot exceed 64)

Overall Width/Height

Displays the overall width and height of the custom sashes

Mullion Width/Depth

Displays the mullion width and depth

Selected Sash

The currently active sash displays in red to indicate that it is selected


For the active sash, specify the desired Width and Height


For the active sash, select the sash type


A variety of options are available; X represents an operational slider and O represents a fixed sash.

For Horizontal Slider Sash windows, choose the desired operation for creating a two-, three-, or four-panel sash.

Picture Window Slider Sash windows from files imported from older versions of Vectorworks will have the XX Operation applied. Picture Window Slider Sash windows created will have the XOX Operation applied and will have Unequal sash selected in the Jamb and Sash pane and the Custom Sash Options dialog.

Replace glazing with louvers

Replaces the glazing in the selected sash with louvers

Include muntins

Includes muntins for each sash

Lock sash configuration

Locks the sash dimensions and operation

Unequal sash

Creates a double hung window with an unequal sash height; enter the desired scale factor for the top sash.

Picture Window Slider Sash windows automatically have Unequal sash selected to differentiate it from a horizontal slider sash with an XOX operation. Enter the desired scale factor for the sashes. The Sash Scale Factor applies to both the left and right sliders.

<< or >>

Click << or >> to move backward or forward to activate sashes for dimension and operation specification

The Window Settings dialog box preview is updated with the customization results.

Window settings: General pane

Window terminology specific to the United Kingdom


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