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Add Room Opening - Wall or End Panel
The ability to create an opening in a Wall or End Panel (Vertical Extrusion)
is useful primarily for Windows and Doors although there may certainly
be other needs for openings that we have not yet imagined.
The creation of openings utilizes Surface
View mode. When you select a surface to locate an opening, AGi32 will
display that surface in surface view where only entities in the same coordinate
plane are visible. In the case of Room openings, surface view mode looks
at all surfaces from the frame of reference of an observer INSIDE of the
To create a wall opening
- Select the Room-Opening-Add-To
Wall or End Panel command from the Modify
menu or from the Rooms/Objects toolbar, select .
- Select the wall surface to receive the opening.
- Draw the opening on the surface, right click to
close. The opening can be any shape and can include Arcs (F4).
Using Snap when specifying openings
When selecting a room wall , the following Snap rules apply:
- If the selected wall is orthogonal (parallel to
the X or Y axis) and is specified within the current snap value (e.g.
- Surface Y=10, Snap =1), Snap can be used and set while specifying the
- If the selected wall is orthogonal and is NOT
specified using the
current snap value (e.g. - Surface Y=10.123, Snap = 1), Snap is automatically
set to 0.01 and can not be changed while specifying the opening. This
is done to make sure the opening is located on the surface.
Hint: Change your Snap value to a small enough value within your surface
constraints, to leave Snap on. For example, if your surface is located
at X = 70.5, change your Snap to 0.5 or 0.25 before selecting the surface.
- If the selected wall is not orthogonal, Snap is
automatically set to 0.01 and can not be changed while specifying the
opening. This is done to make sure the opening is located on the surface.