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Message: Cannot do room elevation or restricted camera view from this point.

Reference Number: KB-00950 Last Updated: 11-03-2014 04:31 PM

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors or Chief Architect Lite


DESCRIPTION

I am trying to create a 3D view but keep encountering a message that says,

"Cannot do room elevation or restricted camera view from this point. If you are outside of the building, you may try moving the viewpoint so it is more directly in the front, back, or side of the building instead of off one of its corners."



RESOLUTION

This Information message will display if you try to use the Wall Elevation tool to create an exterior view of your model. The Wall Elevation tool is specifically designed to create an interior view of a single wall defining a room and cannot be used to create exterior views.


To create an exterior elevation view

  1.  Select 3D> Create Orthographic View from the menu and use the Cross Section/Elevation  or Backclipped Cross Section  tool.


  2. Click and drag to generate a camera view.


  3. You can also use any of the Auto Elevation  tools, as well.