The information in this article applies to:
I would like to edit the shape of my windows. How can I accomplish this in Home Designer Pro?
In Home Designer Pro, any non-symbol, fixed glass window can have its shape customized.
Now you are ready to begin placing and editing windows in your plan.
As with most of the dialogs in Home Designer Pro, if you are unfamiliar with the options listed in this dialog, selecting the Help button located at the lower right of the dialog will launch the software's context sensitive Help on this topic.
A window that has been modified using the Shape tab cannot have divided lites or shutters added in the Window Specification dialog.
The Match Roof button has the program match the angle of the top of the window to the pitch of the roof on a gable end. The window maintains the angle even when resized and repositioned.
Top Left Corner and Top Right Corner must be unchecked for this to work
The Arch section also allows you to adjust the shape of a window, however, keep in mind that the settings on the Shape section take precedence over those on the Arch section.
If the window's Shape has been modified, you can select an Arch, but it will have no effect on the window's appearance.
Finally, this section of the article applies if the window is placed in a curved wall. Select the Casing section to access the following options.
Door and window casing and jamb can be constructed three ways in curved walls:
Straight - Both window sash and casing are straight. Straight casing may not fit properly into a wall if the window is too wide or the curvature of the wall, too tight.
Radial - The sides of the casing or jambs are inserted in the wall at an angle that passes through the center of the curve.
419Parallel - The sides of the casing are inserted in the wall at a right angle to the line tangent to the curved wall at the center of the window.
Normally, parallel casing has a straight sash. Radial casing is more like traditional curved windows, and typically has a curved sash.