I was recently asked to update an older article I posted ‘HOW TO: BUTT JOINTED GLASS WINDOWS IN ARCHICAD’.
The request was, “Gideon Any chance you could update this for version 18 onward? The ribbon window is no longer standard in the libraries…”
The good news is that it is still possible to achieve this. So for the release of ARCHICAD 18, GRAPHISOFT advised us that they had made Window Improvements. This included two New Multi-Sash Windows, namely:
- Horizontal Multi-Sash Window
- Vertical Multi-Sash Window
So basically the “Horizontal Multi-Sash Window” has replaced the Ribbon Window. It has the same option “Custom Corner”.
And under the option ‘Corner Connection Type’ there is the option for ‘Glass’.
Then just to point out the position of the button for ‘Custom Corner…’ in ARCHICAD 19 with the new overhauled Graphical Interface for the controls of Door / Window Settings.
Note: the ‘Vertical Multi-Sash Window’ does not have the option for Custom Corner > Corner Connection Type = Glass. But it is possible to create a ‘Vertical’ looking butt jointed glass window using Horizontal Multi-Sash Window.