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21 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.

22 Creating 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.

23 Creating Walls with a Block and Tie Beam

A CBS, or ¬concrete, block and stucco wall is actually two wall types placed on top of one another. A pony wall can be used to model both of these wall sections.

24 Defining a New Wall Type

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

25 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.

26 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.

27 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.

28 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.

29 Fixing Walls Being Cut off by Roof Planes

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

30 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.