The handling and behavior of Windows and Doors are quite similar, therefore they will be described together.
In ARCHICAD, Doors and Windows simulate the look and behavior of real-life Windows and Doors. They are always placed into walls.
Doors and Windows cut real, see-through openings into the wall, so that 3D visualizations are more accurate and lifelike. The glass surface lets light in and you can look through the Windows and glass Doors in PhotoRendered views. In elevations, glass panes are represented as solid shapes.
The geometry of the Window or the Door is defined by the information included in the Library Part. While some generic elements allow a large amount of freedom in modifying the size and shape of the Window or Door before or after placing it in the project, more specific designs corresponding to real-life manufacturer catalog items can only be placed as defined, with restricted variation possibilities.
To choose a door or window, open Door or Window Settings, where you can choose Doors and Windows from the loaded libraries. Use the Settings dialog to adjust the parameters as needed.