Creating windows


Tool set



Building Shell

Shift+D (Windows)

Option+Shift+W (Mac)

The Window tool creates windows based on a window style resource and/or the parameters specified in the Window Preferences dialog box. Windows can be created in Top/Plan view or a 3D view. There are two methods for creating a window:

Click to insert a window based on a style or the parameters in the Window Preferences dialog box; see Inserting windows.

Draw the window manually using a style or the parameters in the Window Preferences dialog box; see Drawing windows.



Standard Insertion

Inserts a window with the parameters specified in Window Preferences

Offset Insertion

Inserts a window according to an offset reference point

Interactive Sizing Insertion

Draws a window manually, with the size and location indicated

Wall Insertion

Toggles between enabling and disabling window object insertion into a wall; see Wall Insertion mode

Alignment modes

For Standard Insertion mode and Offset Insertion mode, these modes change the alignment of the insertion point along the X axis of the window; see The Symbol Insertion tool

Window Style

Opens the Resource Selector to select a window style for placement; double-click a resource to activate it


Opens the Window Preferences dialog box, to set default window parameters; see Window settings


Window settings

Editing windows

Window properties

Creating window schedules

Creating a custom window opening configuration

Energos energy analysis module

Window terminology specific to the United Kingdom

Wall display with design layer cut plane enabled

Setting design layer properties


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