There is an excellent selection of curtains and blinds in the Home Designer library that can be added to your plans.
Windows typically bump against a ceiling platform preventing them from spanning two floors. In a great room or an open below area, you can override the bumping and have windows span floors.
There are times when the automatic bay window tool may not suit your needs. You can always create your own custom bay, bow or box window with Home Designer.
Use a combination of windows and appropriate library items to create a mulled window and a window flower box.
Creating a screened-in or screen porch can easily be done by using windows and changing the materials accordingly.
Multiple windows can be grouped together to create transoms and side lites for your doors.
You can easily create a window seat in an automatic or manual box window using cabinets and adding cushions for detail.
To create a corner window, first create the desired window on each side of the corner. For best results, the heights, casing, and sills of both windows should be the same. For glass that meets at the corner, specify both windows as Fixed Glass, then use each window’s Move edit handle to position it all the way in the corner, and finally, uncheck Has Corner Post in the Window Specification dialog.
You can show the opening direction for Casement, Awning or Hopper windows in your plans using the Layer Display Options.
Home Designer Pro's advanced parametric window tools allow you to create custom shaped windows that arch or slope, even matching the pitch of your roof.
Changing window size and style in an automatic bay, bow or box window is accomplished in a slightly different manner than regular window edits.
Windows placed in the lower half of a pony wall can be modified so they are recessed correctly and fit the thickness of the wall.
The automatic bay, bow and box windows can be edited not only in width and depth, but the bottom can be raised to create a window seat area.
Home Designer Pro allows you to specify a specific window inset to adjust windows that are placed in structures with very thick walls.