Creating a Wrapped Opening

Reference Number: KB-00507 Last Updated: 12-09-2014 08:21 AM

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors or Chief Architect Lite


I would like to create a wrapped opening, or doorway, in my plan. How can I accomplish this task?


Wrapped openings of various shapes are available in the Doors & Doorways section of the Library Browser.

You can also create a wrapped opening by placing a doorway and modifying it. 


To modify a doorway

  1. Select Build> Door> Doorway  and click in the wall in which you want to place it.

  2. Once placed, use the Select Objects  tool to select the doorway, and click on the Open Object  edit button to display it's specification dialog.

  3. On the Casing panel, uncheck Use Interior Casing. Click OK to apply the change.

    • In Chief Architect X2-X5, place the radio button in the Interior option and check Suppress Interior Casing.

    • In Chief Architect X1 and prior, select the Frame & Trim tab.

  4. Take a 3D Camera  view and note that the base molding wraps around the opening.