31 Fixing Walls Being Cut off by Roof Planes

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

32 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.

33 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.

34 Message: The set of main layers for this wall type is unusually thin. This is probably undesirable.

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

35 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.

36 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.

37 Removing a Molding from a Single Wall

You can control the molding on a wall-by-wall basis by using the Room Molding Polyline tool located on the Edit Toolbar when you have the room selected.

38 Restoring the Display of Walls in 3D

Walls may not appear in camera views because they are set to invisible, the Walls, Normal layer is turned off or the ceilings heights are wrong.

39 Reversing Wall Layers

If you draw a wall in the wrong direction in error and you see siding on the wrong side, use the Reverse Layers tool to correct it.

40 Selecting an Individual Wall in a Camera View

Chief Architect is an object based program and that includes rooms. So how do you make sure that you've selected a wall instead of a room?