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11 Changing the Pitch of a Single Automatic Roof Plane

To change the settings for a particular roof plane in your plan, you can specify these special settings on the Roof tab of the Wall Specification dialog.

12 Controlling the Inset Depth of a Window Placed in a Thick Wall

You can specify the Inset value for a window's frame to control whether it is located near the exterior of the frame, near the interior, or at the center.

13 Creating a Curtain Wall

Curtain walls are typically used on commercial buildings; however, they also have residential applications - for example, sun rooms or indoor swimming pools.

14 Creating a Flat Parapet Roof

A parapet roof can be created using halfwalls or solid railings and then specifying a roofing material for the Parapet room’s floor.

15 Creating a Half Height Wall

Half-walls, or partition walls, are very common in interior design. Chief Architect's pony wall tool makes creating one a snap.

16 Creating a Manual Attic Wall

If the program is unable to determine where you need an attic wall it is possible to manually draw a wall where needed and specify it as an attic wall.

17 Creating a Railing Under a Dormer Wing Wall

Any wall set as “Roof Cuts Wall at Bottom” can have a railing wall placed directly beneath it. The wing walls on automatic dormers have this option preselected.

18 Creating a Stepped Retaining Wall

Stepped retaining walls are a nice feature to add to your landscape. Chief Architect makes it easy.

19 Creating an Accent Wall

Accent walls add a warm touch to any room. Here we will show you how you can easily add different materials to each part of your room.

20 Creating an Arched Parapet Wall

You can create an arched parapet wall by building a new 2nd floor, adjusting the materials, using a curved roof plane and modifying the front parapet wall.