This 35 minute video lesson shows you how to select and place windows and doors, following the dimensional information from a drawing. There are two PDF files, one for USA users in feet and inches, and the other for International users with metric standards. Please open the appropriate PDF and print it out as a reference while you go through this module.
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The development of the QuickStart Building continues from the last lesson. First the windows are placed, then the exterior doors followed by the interior doors. Different methods are shown for locating each element using various Special Snap options set from the pull-down menu in the Toolbar as well as using the Windows menu > Palettes > Control palette.
Selection of different doors and windows from the libraries is demonstrated using the library folder structure as well as the built-in search by keyword function. Both center and corner insertion methods are used to place the openings properly.
Each series of actions is demonstrated first in the USA version (with metric distances referred to during the process), then repeated with the INT version as a quick review. At the end, the distances and placement are verified with the use of the Measure tool.
TROUBLESHOOTING NOTES: If you start to place a window or door with the incorrect insertion method (e.g. corner rather than center, or vice versa), you may switch this in the Info Box in the middle of the process. Sometimes this will work nicely, and you will be able to continue through to complete placing the opening.
However, sometimes you may not be able to get the positioning right. If you are still in the middle of placing the element, you may hit the Escape key on your keyboard, which will cancel the operation in progress. If, however, you have already finished inserting the door or window, you will need to use the Edit menu > Undo command, or hit Command-Z or CTRL-Z to undo the previous step.
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