Creating a Bay Window using TOTAL Sketch
This document explains how to draw a bay window in TOTAL Sketch using the rise & run mode as well as how to draw it by entering the angles.
Document 8511 | Last updated: 07/10/2023 MJY
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Sometimes you need to create bay windows with high accuracy of angles and dimensions. Using the mouse or directional arrows on the keyboard doesn't always create the precise angle needed for the bay window being drawn. Using the rise & run method or entering angles provides much more precision when sketching.
Click a panel below for instructions on creating a precise sketch of the bay window using either the rise & run of the walls or using angles.
When using rise and run, you make use of the arrow keys on your keyboard, represented by ← ↑ → ↓. For the purpose of this example, the bay window is 3'x5'x3' and our Line unit of measure is Feet & Inches. For more information on how to change your Line unit of measure, click here.
Alternatively, to create the final angle of the bay window you can press "B" on your keyboard to mirror the first angle created.
Click here to watch a detailed, step-by-step video on creating a bay window using rise & run.
Follow the instructions below to create a bay window using angles. For the purpose of this example, we're assuming all angles are 45° and that the bay window is 3'x5'x3'.
Alternatively, to create the final angle of the bay window, press "B" on your keyboard to mirror the first angle created.