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Message: Round Piers and Square Pads can only be placed directly under a wall.

Reference Number: KB-01182 Last Updated: 07-09-2014 01:31 PM

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors or Chief Architect Lite


QUESTION

Whenever I try to use the Round Pier or Square Pad tools, this message displays:

"Round Piers and Square Pads can only be placed directly under a wall, and are meant to be placed under Foundation Walls acting as grade beams."

What am I doing wrong?


ANSWER

The Round Pier  and Square Pad  tools are designed specifically to place piers under foundation walls and as a result, they cannot be used to place piers anywhere except under a wall.

 If you need to place a pier or post that is not located under a wall, use the Slab  tool, then modify the shape and height of the slab as needed.