Room Openings - Concepts

Room Openings are used to let light pass through adjacent room surfaces (openings must be created in both rooms) or from exterior to interior. When Daylighting calculations are desired, a Daylight Opening or Daylight Window must be added within the Room Opening for calculation purposes.

Rules for creating ceiling openings

  1. Openings must be contained within the ceiling surface. Attempting to locate a vertex outside the surface will prompt a warning.
  2. Openings can only be placed in flat ceilings at this time. Sloped ceiling panels of Vertical Extrusion rooms are not eligible.
  3. The sides of an opening must not cross one another.
  4. Openings can be of any shape and may include arcs (F4).
  5. Openings can be created in either clockwise or counterclockwise directions.

Limitations of ceiling openings

  1. Openings cannot be edited in any way, they are fixed.
  2. Openings cannot be copied or arrayed at this time.
  3. If  Room height is increased or decreased the opening is deleted.

Rules for creating wall openings

  1. Openings must be contained within the surface. Attempting to locate a vertex outside the surface will prompt a warning.
  2. The sides of an opening must not cross one another.
  3. Openings can be of any shape and may include arcs (F4).
  4. Openings can be created in either clockwise or counterclockwise directions.

Limitations of wall openings

  1. Openings cannot be edited in any way, they are fixed.
  2. Openings cannot be copied or arrayed at this time.
  3. If  Room height is increased, the opening will stay in the same location relative to the base elevation.
  4. If Room height is decreased, all wall openings are lost.

Rules for creating floor openings

  1. Openings must be contained within the surface. Attempting to locate a vertex outside the surface will prompt a warning.
  2. The sides of an opening must not cross one another.
  3. Openings can be of any shape and may include arcs (F4).
  4. Openings can be created in either clockwise or counterclockwise directions.

Limitations of floor openings

  1. Openings cannot be edited in any way, they are fixed.
  2. Openings cannot be copied or arrayed at this time.
  3. Modifications in Room height do not effect floor openings.

Related Topics

Surface View