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daley1234
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Registered: ‎11-18-2012
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How to add a window vent to a slab roof

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07-27-2013 06:59 AM

Hi Guys,

 

I am trying to add a window vent to my roof slab, I have never done this before and would love to get some help in so doing. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. I'm using autocad architecture 2013. 

 

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KathyMoffa
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Registered: ‎10-11-2008
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Re: How to add a window vent to a slab roof

07-28-2013 02:26 PM in reply to: daley1234

You can't add a Window to a roof slab, but you can cut a hole in the slab, then add a Mass and assign a glass material.  To cut the hole,  in plan view, draw a polyline in the shape of your opening.  You do not need to align this polyline with the roof slab.  Now, use the polyline to cut a hole in the slab.    The simplest way to construct the window is to align the UCS with the hole by picking 3 endpoints of the opening you just cut.    If you just want to seee the glass, you can  draw a polyline around the opening, convert it to a mass and apply a glass material.  You can use this same procedure to build a frame and more accurate window.    I don't know of a way to make it actually function as a window, where you could show it fully or partially open.

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daley1234
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Re: How to add a window vent to a slab roof

08-03-2013 05:40 AM in reply to: KathyMoffa
Thanks much KathyMoffa

I thought as much
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