Modifying Individual Component Windows in a Bay, Box, or Bow Window Unit

Reference Number: KB-00509
Last Modified: June 22, 2022

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional or Home Designer Architectural or HomeDesigner Suite


I have placed a bay, box, or bow window using these tools in Home Designer. Now, how can I modify the individual component windows that are part of the unit?

Bay window placed in the front wall of a structure


A component window within a bay, box, or bow window can be resized like any other standard window. The steps below can be done either in the 2D floor plan view, a Cross Section/Elevation view, or in a 3D camera view to modify component windows of an automatic bay, box, or bow window.

To modify component windows

  1. Using the Select Objects  tool, click at the location of the component window that you would like to modify. The entire window unit will be selected.

    Note: Each component that is part of a bay or box window can be edited individually. For bow windows however, changes that are made to a single component will be applied to all of the components in the unit.

    In this example, we have clicked on the first component in a bay window unit, as shown in the image below.

    Selecting a component of the bay window

  2. Click the Select Next Object  edit button or press the Tab key on your keyboard to cycle to the component window.

    Note: For bow windows, the first component will always be selected and highlighted, no matter where you clicked along the window unit.

    Individual component is selected

  3. Once selected, click on the Open Object edit button to display the Window Specification dialog, make any desired changes, then click OK.

    General panel of the Window Specification dialog

  4. If you you like to edit a different component window for a bay or box unit, repeat the procedure until all of the windows have been adjusted to your liking.

    If you'd like to copy and paste this modified bay, box, or bow window, you can now do so using Home Designer 2023.