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Can I link existing window to a new wall?
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* September 22, 2018, 12:07:24 PM
I sometimes have cause to change wall configuration, or delete a wall and create a new one. Each time, I have to recreate all affected windows to get them to link into the wall properly. Is there a way to create a new link between a window and a wall?

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* September 22, 2018, 12:11:01 PM
#1
Nope
But you can change style or/ and move the wall

Torfinn

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* September 22, 2018, 02:52:44 PM
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Thanks - I was afraid so. A common issue issue is when I stretch or shorten a wall to meet a different intersection - The windows move along the wall proportionally as I extend it and I would like them to stay put. Is there any way to do that?
Thanks...

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* September 22, 2018, 03:38:48 PM
#3
I dont think so, i miss that  myself.
I believe it's because when we insert a window or door, it have some offset values to each end of the wall and it will stick with that

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* September 22, 2018, 11:26:37 PM
#4
Not exactly but I do this -
with running object snaps on-(for precision when placing the window)
 Move the window onto the wall holding the control key down when you position it. This makes a copy - which is linked to the wall. Delete the original. This is also a handy trick when you want to copy an existing window onto another wall.
« Last Edit: September 22, 2018, 11:29:15 PM by nikkipollard »

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* September 23, 2018, 06:24:19 PM
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I am trying that but can't get it to work the way described. I can Ctrl-drag a window to a new position on the same wall but the new window is not linked to the wall. I can't copy it to another wall at all.

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* September 23, 2018, 07:59:07 PM
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Try this…

Select the Window or Door with the normal Selection tool.
Click on the reference point so that it's stuck to the cursor.
Move the window/door to another wall.
When you get to the other wall, hold the "Ctrl" key and click on the wall (bottom area works best, if in Iso view).
The window/door should drop into the wall and possibly rotate, if necessary.

Hope this works for you.

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* September 24, 2018, 06:49:22 AM
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I have tried it again and I find it does work, but only if the window is snapped to a point on the destination wall: end, mid-point etc. - Or a line across the wall to create an intersection.

So far, I have been duplicating windows by inserting a generic sort of window in the new wall and then brush-copying the attributes from the one I am copying. But handy to know it can be done this way - Thanks.

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* September 24, 2018, 07:04:39 AM
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If you aren't too phased by the position of the window you can turn snaps off - Then it will go wherever the mouse is.

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* September 24, 2018, 11:53:52 PM
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It might be worth while asking in the SDK section.
because Based on this thread I would think it would be easy, for someone with SDK skills to write a script that would do this.

http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,23105.0.html

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* September 25, 2018, 06:57:57 AM
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If you aren't too phased by the position of the window you can turn snaps off - Then it will go wherever the mouse is.

It will go wherever the mouse leaves it but I find it has to snap to the wall to link and create a 3D opening. I can then move the window to where it should be - No problem.

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* September 25, 2018, 07:06:59 AM
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It might be worth while asking in the SDK section.
because Based on this thread I would think it would be easy, for someone with SDK skills to write a script that would do this.

http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,23105.0.html

Not sure if I understand the benefit - Once I have snapped the new window to a wall (end-point, mid-point or intersection) it is really no problem to move it to exactly where it should be. If I left it unsnapped with the mouse, I would still have to position it anyway.

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* September 25, 2018, 07:46:53 AM
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If i know i should move a wall and many windows will be effected i often set a line or a circle in the windows insert point first, then i can use them to snap the window to when re-position them after moving wall.

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* September 25, 2018, 10:24:18 PM
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It might be worth while asking in the SDK section.
because Based on this thread I would think it would be easy, for someone with SDK skills to write a script that would do this.

http://forums.turbocad.com/index.php/topic,23105.0.html

Not sure if I understand the benefit - Once I have snapped the new window to a wall (end-point, mid-point or intersection) it is really no problem to move it to exactly where it should be. If I left it unsnapped with the mouse, I would still have to position it anyway.


I think a button that works the opposite to the drop link option would be easy for someone who works with the SDK to create.

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