MauiMike

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  1. MauiMike

    Sliding Window Rail Direction Question

    The terms OX XO etc. refer to the O as being the non-moving window and the X as the moving window, as viewed from the outside (+ though it doesn't mention the rail, we all know that the moving side is on the rail, and the rail is on the interior): https://windowguru.wordpress.com/tag/xo-ox-slider-left-right-xox-xoo-oox/ (see Marvin's glossary under OX for the same: http://www.marvin.com/support/glossary)
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    Sliding Window Rail Direction Question

    So are you saying that even though we all agree that the industry standard lingo is that in a "Left sliding window" the left side slides to the right as viewed from the outside and should therefore be on the inner rail (so it could move), in Home Designer Suite the meaning is the opposite (as evidenced by the right side of the window as viewed from the inside not being on the inner rail)??
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    Sliding Window Rail Direction Question

    So why, as in my picture, this Left sliding window has the right part be the part that is closer to the outside (i.e., is not on the sliding inner rail)?
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    Sliding Window Rail Direction Question

    W What do default settings have to do with my question?? A "Left sliding window" means the left part is the part that slides, but that's AS VIEWED FROM THE OUTSIDE (http://www.windowhav...oors-determined). As viewed from the inside, it's the right side that's supposed to slide and should be on the interior, but the program puts it on the outside. So what am I missing here??
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    Sliding Window Rail Direction Question

    A "left sliding window" indeed means the left part is the part that slides, but that's AS VIEWED FROM THE OUTSIDE (http://www.windowhaven.com/faq/how-slide-direction-windows-and-doors-determined). As viewed from the inside, it's the right side that's supposed to slide and should be on the interior, but the program puts it on the outside. So what am I missing here??
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    Sliding Window Rail Direction Question

    In my existing home's sliding windows, and I would think in every sliding window, the side you slide is always on the inner rail. The non-sliding side is always the side that is closer to the outside of the house and has no rail. So, why is that when I create a sliding window in Home Designer Suite, say as in the attached picture of a "Left sliding window" (meaning that, as viewed from the inside, the right side of the window slides to the left), you can clearly see in the attached picture that the right side of the window is on the outer rail rather than the inner rail?? Thanks!
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    Concrete Driveway Shape Other Than Straight

    Very helpful link--many thanks!
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    Concrete Driveway Shape Other Than Straight

    Thanks for the tip--you directed me to look in the right place, and I was able to make the change I wanted (though it's hard to be very accurate to move around little lines in a nice and even curve). See attached picture.
  9. I have a straight driveway leading to a circular driveway and would like to add a 'curving concrete area' so I can make the turn into and out of the driveway more easily (see up to red curve in picture). Is that possible? Thanks!
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    How much space to leave for chimney behind wall?

    I'm attaching a couple of pictures for the other fireplace in the house--same situation. I don't see many people doing it (having a wall protrusion for the chimney flue in room behind room with fireplace, so that the room with the fireplace can avoid any protrusions). Does it seem OK to you? Thanks!
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    How much space to leave for chimney behind wall?

    When my floor plan is as good as I can make it before giving it to an architect, I'm sure he'll then walk me through choosing chimneys and drafting a 100% accurate plan. But since I'm not an architect, and frankly I don't even know what all the parts of a chimney are called so my google searches in this area come up short, I thought someone who uses this discussion forum would have a general idea of how much space behind the wall of a typical fireplace one typically needs to allocate, so at least my plan will not be way-off. Thanks.
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    Octagonal or Round Windows

    I like your idea ... but I'm not finding in 3dwarehouse a wedge that would give me the 3 sides of the octagon. Can you direct me to such a shape? Thanks!
  13. I have a fireplace in the master bedroom and a space for its chimney in the master bathroom. For now I allocated 1' 7" for that space (see picture)--is that OK/too little/too much? Thanks!
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    Octagonal or Round Windows

    Thanks! But now that you pointed me to the right place, I'm having the following problem: I put in an octagonal window, which defaults to 36" x 36". But as soon as I change anything about its properties (dimensions, casing size, etc.), the window turns into a square! Any ideas? I was able to do a round window (see picture), but not an octagonal one.
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    Octagonal or Round Windows

    Is there a way to have octagonal or round windows in Home Designer Suite 2015? If not, can importing an octagonal window from 3dwarehouse somehow be made to work? Thanks!