Placing a Window in the Lower Pony Wall


Reference Number: KB-00614
Last Modified: July 16, 2015

The information in this article applies to:

Home Designer Professional


QUESTION

When I place a window in the lower half of a pony wall, the frame depth and placement of the casing are incorrect and the window appears recessed.



ANSWER

When placing a window in the lower portion of a pony wall (with the lower wall having a greater thickness than the upper wall), you will need to adjust some window specifications.


To place a window in the lower pony wall

  1. Select Build> Window> Window , and click in the wall to place the window.


  2. Select 3D> Create Orthographic View> Cross Section Elevation  then, starting outside of the structure and drawing towards it, create a Cross Section/Elevation camera view of the wall.


  3. Using the Select Objects  tool, select the window, and then either click and drag it to the appropriate location, or use the temporary dimensions that display to precisely position it.



When placing a window in the lower portion of a pony wall (with the lower wall having a greater thickness than the upper wall), you will need to adjust some window specifications.


To adjust the window specifications

  1. With your window properly placed and selected, click the Open Object  edit button to access the Window Specification dialog.


  2. On the Casing panel you will want to uncheck both Use Interior Casing and Use Exterior Casing check boxes.

    In Home Designer Pro 2014 and prior, check the box to Suppress Casing for both the interior and the exterior. Click the radio buttons labeled Interior and Exterior to toggle between the two and suppress the casing for both.

     


  3. Uncheck both Use Exterior Lintel and Use Exterior Sill check boxes on the Lintel and Sill panels, respectively.

    In Home Designer Pro 2014 and prior, these options are found under the Lintel & Sill panel.


  4. Optionally, on the Frame panel set the frame width for the side, top, and bottom to the width you would otherwise use for your casing.

    in prior versions these settings were on the Sash & Frame tab.

    • Set the frame depth to the total thickness of your wall plus the total amount of overhang you want on the inside and outside.

    • For the frame inset, use a negative value of several inches to position the unit where you desire on the outside surface.

    • Set the sash inset to several inches to place the sash appropriately.