Creating Custom Window Styles

The window styles palette contains many of the most commonly used frame styles. You may wish to add your own custom styles to this palette.

This short guide discusses how to create a custom frame style.

Accessing the Window Profile Editor to Create a Custom Window Style

1.  Click Settings > Frame Profiles > Window Styles

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2.  Select the frame profile that you wish to add the style to, from the available options. Click the desired profile, then click Edit

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3.  Once inside of the Window Profile Editor, click Styles > Add

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4.  Input how many modules wide and high you want your frame to be.

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5.  The style designer is now displayed – Give the style a name/number and specify how the frame will be categorised. The frame can be put into multiple categories, e.g Casement AND Preferred.

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6. Add transoms and mullions to the frame by clicking on the dashed lines, then selecting the bar specification to apply.

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7.  Add vents to the design, by clicking the Vents tab. Click on each aperture and select the appropriate vent type to apply.

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8.  Frames can be created by default with fixed size and scalable apertures.

To implement this, list the aperture widths/ heights in a comma-separated list from top to bottom and left to right. A frame 2x modules high by 2x modules wide with a Width break of (600, *)and a Height break of (400,*) will be created by default with a Left hand column of 600 width and a default top row height of 400. Remaining columns and rows are variable and will be the remainder of the overall frame width/ height.

Below is an example of this. Creating both a 1500wx1500h frame and a 1000w x 1800h frame results in the vertical split remaining 400mm from the top and the horizontal split 600mm from the left.

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9. Close and re-open the software. Your new style should now appear in the categories you selected at stage 5, above. You can start using this new style on any of your jobs.

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