The information in this article applies to:
Whenever I try to use the Round Pier or Square Pad tools, this message displays:
"Round Piers and Square Pads canonly be placed directly under a wall, and are meant to be placed underFoundation Walls acting as grade beams."
What am I doing wrong?
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.