window with same width as wall part


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I got a house with some kind of reverse pony walls for the windows.

Below the windows the walls are thinner with different surface and room for heating radiators.

 

Before remodeling the house I wanted to create a nice plan, so I got the home designer.

 

I created my exterior walls, broke them where the windows are and placed my new deigned pony walls. But when I place a window in these wall parts, they are always smaller than the pony wall. I can't drag the handles more outside, and when I type the exact size, it is automatically reduced.

 

I tried every setting in the windows dialog, nothing helped. 

 

So how can I draw my windows? 

 

Helge

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You don't need to use a pony wall. 


 


Place a Doorway where you want the recess. change the size as needed. Remove the inner and outer casing.


 


Take a soffit and make it the same size as the doorway. Place it in position so it is even with the siding.


 


Use a second soffit, same size, as the back of the recess.


 


You need 2 soffits, because you will paint the outer one to match the siding, and soffits take on materials and color all over, not just on 1 side.


 


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Whoa, what an active forum!

Thanks for the answers, I'll try Eric's solution in the evening.

 

For David, I attach a picture from the outside. I currently have no picture from inside, but think of the normal walls as 30 cm bricks, the pebbled parts below the windows are 7 cm concrete slabs.

 

Helge

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Hi Eric, it's evening, and I tried your solution.

 

At first a little fiddly, but finally done. Good to have architectural blocks and some windows of the same size.

 

But one drawback: There are no moldings in the recess.

I tried without the soffits: no moldings on doorways in exterior walls, see picture.

 

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May be I missed some options?

 

But nevertheless: Thanks for the answer!

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