2.1 – Windows

Construction Joint 4D

Curved window 4D

Glass and profiled blocks 4D

The ages old ‘Glass Blocks Window’ has been renamed with a new improved interface and the ability to use profiles as the blocks. The image block shows a single ‘Glass Blocks’ window creating an offset pattern of a profile.

4D Library 22
4D Library 22

iOpening window 4D

Click on the thumbnails to see some screen shots of the the Model View Options

The iOpening window must be the worlds most flexible window. Allowing almost any shape, with just able and sash configuration and position. There is very little that this amazing object can not do.

1. The first image shows a bifold door with a rotated louvre window above, and side lights with opening sashes. Yes this is done with the one part!

2 This clover leaf window displays the ability to curve any section of frame

3. This next image shows another bifold door with an array of different windows above, a sidelight of 3 awning windows, a structural column (yes part of the iOpening window!) And cornering on both sides. All with a curved head to match the roof shape

4. The innovative interface makes this all possible. Note the preview of the iOpening. The user then just clicks on the buttons that represent a sash then modify the sash from the pull out list of types.

5. Here is a seemingly easy to create window, but hard using standard ArchiCAD windows. Done very easily with the iOpening.

Jason residential window 4D

Layered window 4D

General Notes: Very flexible window that has all the window types and head options of the multiwindow but can be setup to show a layer of awning sashes then a layer of fixed sashes.

Advanced Functions: Exports to BCA Calculator and to advanced 4D window schedule.

Layered Window 4D

Multi window 4D

General Notes: The “Multi Window 4D” is the main window part in the 4D Library, and intended to satisfy the window requirements of most ArchiCAD users. This window will snap to standard brick sizes and also arrange its transoms etc as per manufacturers standards. Like all 4D windows and doors, it can export its specific data to the BCA Energy Calculation spreadsheet and appears in a fully dimensioned front elevation in the 4D Window Schedule – also listing hardware, ID etc. Its floor plan text can show brick sizes, metric lengths or a combination of both.

Advanced Functions: Exports to BCA Calculator and to advanced 4D window schedule:  Many different plan text options.

Multiwindow 4D

Niche and shapes 4D

General Notes: Creates odd shaped windows, such as eyebrow, gothic, diamond and star.  Plus all the shapes can be set to be a niche.

Advanced Functions: Exports to BCA Calculator and to advanced 4D window schedule.

Niche 4D

Sliding door 4D

General Notes: Sliding door with many different head shape options that will also do stacker sliders and snap to standard manufacturer configurations.

Sliding door 4D

Window treatment 4D

All windows now have a new ‘Window Treatments’ options. Allowing for many different internal blinds to be applied automatically. Includes Venetian, Roman, Holland, Double Holland and vertical blinds. All full parametric. This is a real boon for realistic 3d visualisations

Roman Blinds on a Corner Window
Roman blinds on a corner window
Blinds Interface page
Blinds interface page