Chief Architect Help Database - Article Number: 798
How to Align WallsThe information in this article applies to:
- Chief Architect X5
- Chief Architect X4
- Chief Architect X3
- Chief Architect X2
- Chief Architect X1
I need to join walls that have different layer thicknesses and would like to control how these walls align to one another. How can I do this?
We can specify how walls align and then use Object Snaps to easily position them.
To set the snapping behavior
- Select Edit> Default Settings from the menu.
- In the Default Settings dialog, expand the Walls category, click on General Wall, then click the Edit button.
- In the General Wall Defaults dialog, the 'Resize About' selections on the left side of the box determine how walls snap together.
The two walls illustrate how these options work. The wall on the left is a Siding-6 wall, the other is a Brick-6. I've increased the size of the layers of the Brick-6 to better illustrate the differences in the Resize About options.
The walls shown have the framing selected as the main layer, the normal choice for walls.
- Outer Surface
Select this option to align the outer surfaces of walls when they snap together.
- Main Layer Outside
This option aligns the outer surface of the main layer.
- Wall Center
If you choose this option, the program aligns the wall centers.
- Main Layer Inside
Select this option to align the inside surfaces of the main layer.
- Inside Surface
This options aligns the interior surfaces of the walls.
Last updated on: Mar 29, 2013