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21 Defining a New Wall Type

Having your walls defined correctly is essential to making an accurate design. Chief Architect makes it easy.

22 Defining a New Wall Type in X7

23 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.

24 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.

25 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.

26 Drawing an Attic Wall Manually

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.

27 Fixing Walls Being Cut off by Roof Planes

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

28 How to Create Furred Walls

Furred walls are useful for finishing a basement area and to provide room for insulation and can be represented using the furred wall setting.

29 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.

30 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.