While most of the terms used in Fenestratio are universal in the window and door industry, there may be some that we are using in a
manner that may not be intuitive for the user:
- Family - a set of products from a particular manufacturer or vendor that share a common set of options and may be mulled
together in a frame, such as windows, steel doors, and sliding doors. The family is the level at which you can describe features
and defaults applicable to the product types in the family, and whether the products included are manufactured or resold by you.
Families can be worked with from the Maintenance menu.
- Type - a set of products belonging to a family that share an operating mechanism, such as awning, casement, single hung, etc.
The type is the level at which you specify pricing and installation
charge formulae for standard products like rectangular windows. Types can be worked with from the Maintenance menu or the Product
Types button on the Families page.
- Product - a simple or compound window or door or sunroom wall. At the product level you specify the attributes that
determine pricing, like number of panels and operators and frame shape, whether width and height are
both required at quoting time, and can override the pricing and installation formulae and default options specified at the type
level if necessary. Also at the product level you can specify standard sizes if applicable. Products can be worked with from the
Maintenance menu or the Products button on the Families page or the Products button
on the Types page.
- View - a layout of a product. At the view level you specify how the frame of the product is configured using x-y coordinates
and either provide or generate an image of the layout. Views can be worked with from the Maintenance menu or the Views button
on the Types page or the Views button on the Products page.
An example view:
- Panel - a simple window frame that is used in a view. At the panel level you specify whether the unit is an operator,
what its minimum and maximum allowed sizes are if applicable, what components make up the panel, and which energy star ratings apply.
Panels can be worked with from the panels link on the home page and the Maintenance menu, as well as the Panels button
on the Families page. Some panels:
- Option - an add-on to a product, such as tinted glass or grills. At the option level you specify pricing information
as well as formulae for width and height and usage rules. Options can be worked with from the Maintenance menu or the Options button
on the Families page.
- Feature - an aspect of a product for which only one of a set of options can be chosen, such as brickmold or casing.
At the feature level you specify which options are included, whether the feature is for installation or supply only, is
mandatory, whether the first option should be defaulted, and where in relation to other features the feature should be presented.
Features can be worked with from the Maintenance menu or the Features button on the Families page.