Arch Window wiki page says "Window objects are based on closed 2D objects, such as Draft Rectangles or Sketches, that are used to define their inner components. The base 2D object must therefore contain several closed wires, that can be combined to form filled panels (one wire) or frames (several wires)."
So, I create a wall and a rectangle on the face of it:
I select the rectangle and click the window tool and a window is created. It appears that the window has a panel which is what the wiki suggests for one wire, but when I double click the window in the model tree and select the only component ("Default") for editing to see its properties, it says the type is "Frame". Why is that?
In the recent Extrude to Cut. How to get it working thread Thomas suggested to create windows and hide them in order to create openings.
Continuing my example I thought: couldn't I remove the panel to leave only the opening so that I don't have to hide the window. Well, this is what happens when I remove the "Default" component:
I have the opening in the wall but somehow the panel appears separately in the 0,0,0 coordinate now. Surely this shouldn't happen?
The final FCStd is included as an attachment.
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OS: Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS (KDE/plasma) Word size of FreeCAD: 64-bit Version: 0.20.24436 (Git) Build type: Debug Branch: master Hash: bf527ba5ed9cbde0813e702c2f3793fb55f5be7c Python 3.8.10, Qt 5.12.8, Coin 4.0.0, OCC 7.3.0 Locale: English/United States (en_US) Installed mods: * 3DfindIT 1.2.0 * Render 2022.1.0 * BIM 2021.12.0 * Manipulator 1.4.3 * parts_library * dodo