Architectural Graphics 101 – Window Schedules: After a much too brief hiatus, Architectural Graphics 101 returns to discuss window scheduling, and I must be a glutton for suffering. I know … My heart is racing as well.
Doors, windows, finishes, lighting, plumbing, and cabinets are just a few of the elements I’ve been considering from the start of this series, and I’ve been discussing how to manage them. I’m going to start with the Window Scheduling since it’s the most basic and will allow me to teach some draught schedule terminology.
This schedule sheet is similar to the ones I use for the majority of my projects. It originates from an early version of my Modern Cabin Project in this instance. This project was selected as a case study because (a) it is well-known and (b) there is a wealth of information available about it. It also includes practically every form of timetable I could think of, including window schedules. The section of this website that I’ll be looking at today is highlighted in red. It includes a tabular timetable as well as a graphical depiction of that schedule, which are both frequent in our job.
Even while I’m certain that most people will be able to work out this timetable on their own, I’ve included some notes at the end just in case. This schedule and the way it is put together don’t stand out to me. It has a list of windows, each labelled with its category. Following that is a description of the windows in that category, as well as any particular remarks or notes we believe are noteworthy.
Previously, we had a column named “Rough Opening,” which was meant to illustrate the opening that the framer would build for our window. But that column was never of any use to me. It was usually just half an inch larger than the actual window, but we sometimes switched window manufacturers in the course of construction to allow for price variations, and each window manufacturer had its own rough opening requirement. So we got rid of it and delegated all future collaboration to the contractor. Nothing was ever spoken about it.
We’ve added a picture to go with the tabular information in our window schedule, which we’ll discuss next. This isn’t something I see very frequently, but general contractors told me it helped them comprehend the data in a way that tables couldn’t. When we began employing “stick-built” windows in our more recent projects, I designed the initial portion of a window. They do not “emerge from a box.” Instead, they are assemble on-site using pre-fabricat window sections. You may assume this style is out of date now that so many window firms offer contemporary metal windows and we no longer build classic “stick-built” windows.
In the red text, you may learn about why they’re significant and why mine look the way they do.
The next stage is to examine these windows from various perspectives (plan, elevation, section, etc.) to determine where they should be place in the project.
You may recall this strategy from my post “A Simple Deck”… I’ve brought it back, which is unusual for a blog post. In fact, for the sake of today’s post, it’s critical that I constantly point out the identical windows. This demonstrating how they appear in a variety of drawing types and are mirror in a variety of window tags.
Our window tags are hexagons in the plan view. They’re suppose to be directional tags, but we haven’t work out how to rotate them in Revit yet. So they’re just standard hexagons. Each tag is place in the centre of a window. And we measure to the centre of each tag (dimensions are fortunately not visible in this illustration. Since I disabled them in preparation for this deck post).
What I just shown you from the side corresponds to what you see from the front. As you can see, red tags have been place in the precise centre of each window. And all other tags have been highlight. Previously, a tag would never have appeared in more than one location. If the tags were difficult to discover, this would have increased the likelihood of changes and made coordination more difficult. Coordination issues like that, I assumed, would be a thing of the past by the twenty-first century.
This section of the construction, which runs across the centre of the cabin, also displays the window tags. I could just turn them off while we’re sketching these diagrams, but I can’t think of a good reason to. I’ll include as much information as I can as long as it doesn’t make the image difficult to read.
Aside from the redundancy issue, which I believe I’ve addressed enough. I can’t think of anything else I would do differently than what I’ve showed here. But you know how much I like being prove incorrect.