In RoomSketcher, it’s easy to visualize and choose the perfect Windows for your project. This article covers the following topics:
- Windows Terminology/Categories Used in RoomSketcher
- Find and Add Windows
- Customize Height, Width, and Height Above Floor
- Customize Materials
- View Windows in a Project
- Copy and Move Windows
You can also watch this short video:
Windows Terminology/Categories Used in RoomSketcher
RoomSketcher includes many popular types of windows, with or without muntins (dividers which hold separate panes of glass), including:
A casement window is a type that is attached to a frame by hinges and can swing open from the top, bottom, or sides.
Double-hung windows have vertical sliding sashes that go up and down.
Sliding windows have sections that can slide open horizontally.
Fixed windows are fixed in place. In the examples below, notice the Sloping window and the Arched window. RoomSketcher also includes Round and Diamond Shapes.
Find and Add Windows
- In RoomSketcher Home Designer, click on Windows etc.
- Type Windows in the Search box. Various categories of Windows appear.
Tip: You can also narrow your search by typing Round, Sloping, Diamond, or Arch into the Search box to show certain shapes of Windows.
- Choose a category. A library of windows appears.
- Click the large green arrow on the side of the library to browse windows.
- To see a window’s size, hover over a Window. Tip: You can change the Window size later, using Properties, but for best results, pick a window close in size to your desired window.
- Simply click and drag to place a window into a wall.
- A grey handle marker indicates the inside of the window. Use the green triangles to change the side the handle marker is on.
Customize Height, Width, and Height Above Floor
You can customize a window once you have placed it on a wall in your project.
- Click the window and click Properties. The Properties page appears.
- You can change the size of the window and choose its height above the floor.
For VIP and Pro users, and anyone who has added Live 3D to a project, there are additional customization options when you see this symbol on a window in the library, you can change the materials on the handle, frame, and trim.
- Click a window that you have placed into a wall, and then click Properties. The Properties page appears.
- Click Customize.
- The Customize section appears with the customizable features of that window listed.
Note: The list may be different depending on the features of the window you have selected. For example, some windows do not have a handle.
- To customize the handle, click the arrow to the right of the Handle field. The Select Material or Color page appears.
- You can use the scroll bar to browse suggested materials. Click a material to select it and then click OK.
- Repeat Step 4 to open the Select Material or Color box to customize the Inside Window Frame, Inside Window Trim, Outside Window Frame, and Outside Window Trim.
- in Find Material, you can type a word, such as “Wood” or “Paint” or “Red”, to narrow your selection.
- You can also type a hex color code into the Color box at the top, to specify a custom color.
- When you are done, click OK to close the Select Material or Color box.
View Windows in a Project
- To see how your choices look, in the drawing pane, click and drag the camera to point it towards the inside or outside of your window, then double-click it to take a snapshot.
Copy and Move Windows
- In the drawing pane, you can right-click on a window (that you have placed into a wall) to copy it and then right-click on a wall to paste it into the wall.
- You can also click and drag a window to move it, and finally, you can click the window to select it, and click the red X to delete the window.