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Window sizes and labels

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7 minutes ago, ddwilderdesign said:

I’m drawing a house plan and going with 30x48 windows.  Why does home designer label these as 26x40 in my plan view?

 

A bit of Google searching will turn up more info.

 

In short, it's the standard (and somewhat confusing) standard for displaying window and door sizing.

 

26x40 = 2 feet 6 inches x 4 feet 0 inches.

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duh, lol.  I knew that and still didn't figure it out.  kept reading it as 26 inches. . . . oh the learning curve is steep.

thank you!

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I have a similar question so I figured I'd post it here. Why do my window and door sizes always get labeled with an incorrect size, even when I change sizes.  I have to manually change the label on each one (unless I copy a window from one place to another, in which case the label goes with it.)  See attached example.  The window that I have in the wall is a 3654, the defaults are 3660, and the label that automatically generates is 3046.  In order to label it correctly I have to go in and manually change the label.

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