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21 Drawing a Completely Circular Wall

While it is not possible to create a closed circle using a single wall or railing, a completely circular wall can be modeled using two wall segments.

22 Drawing a Curved Wall that is Tangent to Two Straight Walls

Chief Architect contains tools that take the math out of trying to make your curved walls tangent. Learn how.

23 Drawing a Pony Wall

A pony wall, sometimes referred to as a split wall or stacked wall, is a single wall composed of two separate wall types; one built above the other.

24 Fixing Jagged or Off-Angle Walls

If the walls in your Chief Architect plan look jagged, this article will show you a fast and easy fix.

25 Fixing Walls Being Cut off by Roof Planes

Missing walls within a 3D view can be easily corrected; click here to learn how.

26 Message: The layers may be reversed for this wall.

This message will display when the program finds a wall that appears to have been drawn with the exterior layer facing inward and the interior layer facing out.

27 Message: The main layer of existing walls will be moved to accommodate this wall type change.

This warning indicates that you have changed the Main Layer for a wall type that exists in your plan and that walls will be moved to accommodate the change.

28 Message: The wall layers just defined have a thin surface layer which is defined as the main layer.

In most circumstances, the Main Layer should be specified as the structural layer of the wall, particularly when the wall is a framed type.

29 Message: This operation modifies one or more automatically generated walls

Automatically generated attic walls are formed when there is a gap between a wall that defines a living space and the roof above it.

30 Moving Walls Using Dimensions

Although dimensions display as you are drawing, you do not need to position walls precisely when you first draw them: they can be moved into place at any time.