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This method uses nested components that can be used to

cut walls of any thickness. It is similar to "Creating a

Window Component Plus a Cutout Component" on page

217, which uses two separate components - the window

plus the cutout shape. This method uses a single

component, but does not allow for window frames on both

sides of the wall - only the front. (To use a component with

details on both sides of a wall means you need to have a

set wall thickness.)

1.Start in Top view like before. (If you want, you can

start with a wall and create all the components

vertically - that also works here.) Draw one arch

shape, and copy it.

2.Offset the copy outward and Push/Pull to create a


3.Assign a transparent material to the inner face and

another material to the frame.

TIP:Press Ctrl while applying a material to paint all connected


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4.Add a post using the same material as the frame.

5.The window looks great from the front, but look at it

from behind. A face can have different materials on

its front and back. Also, the post needs a back face.

6.Fix the post, and assign the glass material to the

window faces.

7.Make a Window Front component from this framed

shape (not including the original arch shape). It

should be glued to None, and it does not cut


8.Move the original arch into this new component,

fitting it into the cutout area. (It might be easiest to do

this in X-Ray mode.)

9.Create a new component consisting of the window

component plus the arch shape, called “Window and

Opening.” The insertion point should be along the

back of the frame, and it should be glued to Any


The gluing plane should be along the back of the arch


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Groups and Components


The new component appears in the Outliner,

consisting of one nested component. (The arch face

is also part of this component, but it does not appear

in the Outliner because it is not a group or


10.Make a vertical wall of any thickness and insert the

Window and Opening component.

11.Explode this component so that it breaks down into

the window component and arch cutout shape.

12.Push/Pull the arch face through the wall. You can

now see through the glass and through the wall

13.Verify the transparency again by drawing a small box

behind the wall.

14.Check the window from behind. The wall has a neat

cutout, and there is a face of glass where the window


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