Chief Architect Help Database - Article Number: 829
Message: Area too constricted, could not position item here.The information in this article applies to:
- Chief Architect X5
- Chief Architect X4
- Chief Architect X3
- Chief Architect X2
- Chief Architect X1
Area too constricted, could not position fixture or furniture item here.
Area too constricted, could not create new cabinet module.
Area too constricted, could not position an architectural block here.
Area too constricted, could not position a corner cabinet here.
These messages display when you try to place an object into a space in your plan that is too small to accomodate it. Typically, this is because other objects are already occupying all or part of that space.
To avoid this issue, place the object into a larger space in your plan where it will not conflict with other objects.
In some cases, a particular space might be just large enough to accomodate the object; but because it is somewhat difficult to click precisely in the center of that space to place the object, this warning message will still display.
You can position the object where you want by first clicking to create it in a large, open space in the plan. Once the object is created, move it into its final position. To override any movement restrictions you encounter, hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard as you drag its Move edit handle.
Similarly, if you are furnishing a room and need to position fixtures and furnishings near or within one another, begin by placing them in an open space and then Ctrl + drag them into position.
For more information, see article 53 in this database: How to move objects without restrictions.
Last updated on: Aug 08, 2012