Drawing Glass Patio Doors

Define the glass patio doors in the building.

  1. Verify that the X/Y window is active, or activate it by clicking in it.
    The X/Y symbol in the top-left of the window is red when the window is active.
  2. On the Edit menu, click Default Values.
  3. Specify the height of the glass patio doors.
    1. Under Geometrical Parameters for Orthogonal Drawing Mode, select Upper and lower coordinate defined individually (and absolute) field.
    2. In the Min. Coord field, enter a value of 0.

    Figure 1. The Default Values for New Objects dialog.
  4. Specify the material properties for the windows.
    1. Under Material Properties, from the Material Properties of new Subdivisions drop-down list, select Glass; thickness: 5 mm.
  5. Click OK to close the Default Values for New Objects dialog.
  6. Create a glass patio door in the X/Y window.
    Note: An exact layout is not important for this example.
    1. On the Objects toolbar, click the Add Objects Orthogonal icon.
    2. Click twice in the X/Y window to specify the start point of the glass patio door.
    3. Click again to specify the end point of the glass patio door.
    The Insert Subdivision dialog is displayed.

    Figure 2. The Insert Subdivision dialog.
  7. Click OK to insert the glass patio door and to close the dialog.

Figure 3. View of the model in the XY plane (top view) showing the outer and interior walls. For emphasis, the material color for glass was changed to green.
A glass patio door is created perpendicular to the XY plane with a height of 2.5 m.