Creating Bay Windows in RoofWright 7
Start a Frames Only job, then select "Add" - this opens the Window Styles selector. Choose the Bay Windows category on the left:
A selection of templates will be displayed. These templates fall into 2 main categories:-
- Quick templates for sales / illustrative purposes (including wide front and fixed angle styles)
- Precision Templates (Throws) for surveys / precise measurement and control.
Bay Window Templates Explained
The following charts show you typical 3D renders for the template styles along with a quick guide to the measurements that can be adjusted for each:
Note: Existing bay or bow windows that need to be replaced should always be specified with throws templates for accurate sizes and pricing. Selecting a suitable template opens the Bay Window Designer.
The Bay Window Designer
The sections of the designer are as follows:
- (1) - Bay specific options - These vary according to the chosen bay template, in the example, a 5-segment bay is selected.
- (2) - Frame specific options - Shows options according to the selected frame in The Window Detail View (4).
- (3) - Plan view - Shows an overview of bay measurements.
- (4) - Window detail view - Individual frames can be selected, allowing their details to be adjusted in the Frame specific options (2).
Edit vs Edit Bay
As already discussed, bay windows have an additional dedicated editor detailed above. When returning to edit a bay that has already been added to a project, two options are available Edit and Edit Bay.
The difference between these controls is as follows:
- Edit opens the Advanced Frame Editing window - as featured in earlier versions of RoofWright 6.x relevent to all types of windows.
- Edit Bay opens the new Bay Window Designer as detailed above for altering bay-specific options.