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Manually Editing Wall Framing

Reference Number: KB-00571 Last Updated: 07-30-2014 07:17 AM

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Lite


QUESTION

I have generated wall framing in my plan and would like to make some changes to it. How is this accomplished?


ANSWER

Starting in Chief Architect X1, you can select and edit most wall framing in any 2D or 3D view.

 

To edit wall framing in floor plan view

  1. Open the drawing in which you would like to edit wall framing.  


  2. In floor plan view, click the Select Objects  tool, then click on a wall ­stud to select it.  


  3. If the wall is selected instead, click the Select Next Object  edit button or press the Tab key on your keyboard as many times as needed until the stud is selected.  


  4. Once selected, a wall stud can be edited using its edit handles, edit toolbar buttons or the Framing Specification dialog.  


  5. Other framing members, such as headers, trimmers and cripples can be edited in 3D views.  

    • The quickest way to view and edit these framing members is in a Vector Framing Overview  or a Render Framing Overview .  

    • You can also create a Backclipped Cross Section  view of a wall, select the 3D Framing Set as the active layer set, and then edit wall framing members in the view.  


  6. Just as in previous versions, you can select a wall and click the Open Wall Detail  edit button to open a Wall Detail elevation view of the selected wall and edit its framing.


To edit wall framing in a Wall Detail view 

  1. Open the drawing in which you would like to edit wall framing.  


  2. Click the Select Objects tool, then click on a wall to select it.  


  3. With the wall selected, click the Open Wall Detail  edit button.  

    The Open Wall Detail tool will not be available unless you have previously generated wall framing using the Build Framing dialog. 



  4. A Wall Detail elevation view of the wall framing for that wall - and that wall only - will generate.  


  5. In this Wall Detail view, you can select and edit individual framing members such as studs, headers, trimmers and cripples using the edit handles, edit toolbar buttons and specification dialogs.   

    • New framing members can be added by selecting an existing framing member and using the Copy/Paste function in the Edit menu.


  6. Once you are finished modifying the framing members, select File> Close from the menu to close the Wall Detail view.  


  7. The framing changes you made in elevation view will now be visible in floor plan plan view. Select File> Save  from the menu to save them.