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February 2008 Archive

Location: 08b Windows / Vents (A window)

Triangle Gable Vent
Roof slope / slope angle: The familiar roof slope picker; similar to Rafters Decorative, Curved Roof, etc.

The width and height of the vent are both tied to the slope. If you change either one, the other is adjusted to maintain the slope.

Frame thickness refers to the box around the louvers.

Mullion thickness: The center mullion, where 0 means no mullion.

Louver parameters: Thickness, Spacing, Angle. The Louver Pen should be thin.

Exterior casing: There are separate widths for the sides and bottom. All parts are the same thickness.

Interior casing: Same options.

Either casing can be turned off. The same Casing Reveal is used for both.

Masonry Cut Depth: Same as a window or door. Sill is drawn with the Masonry Sill Pen, though in most cases you would not see this vent in plan.

Location: 11 Equipment

A rather vague but configuration-complete washer and/or dryer.

Stack
Stack: If on, the dryer sits on the washer...

No top panel
...otherwise, they are side by side.

Front load washer: If on, there's a porthole in the front, otherwise, a lid on top. Automatically on if stacked. You can set the glass material.

Side by side
Top control panel: The 'fin' along the back of the side by side arrangement. Automatically off if stacked. If it's off, the panel is drawn on the front.

Undercounter
Under counter: This switch forces stack off, control panel off, and front load washer on. The under counter version is drawn with the dashed line type in plan.

The fill pen should usually be 91, unless you want the plan symbol transparent for some reason.

Text size and font are obvious. The object labels itself 'W/D' for the stacked version, or 'W' and 'D' for the side-by-side.

In the rare case where you want just one of the units, you can set Units to 'Washer' or 'Dryer' rather than the more common 'Both'.