Reversing Wall Layers

Reference Number: KB-00046
Last Modified: July 19, 2021

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


In 3D views, some of my exterior walls display sheetrock instead of lap siding. I'm using the correct wall type, and have not used the Material Painter. Why is this, and what can I do to correct it?


The wall layers may be reversed. This is primarily caused by drawing the walls in a counter-clockwise direction.

Exterior walls in Chief Architect should always be drawn in a clockwise direction. Doing so directs the program to place the exterior wall surface, such as siding, brick or stucco, on the outside of the structure and sheetrock or other interior surface material, on the inside.

If you draw a wall in the wrong direction in error, use the Reverse Layers tool to correct it.


To reverse wall layers 

  1. Click on a wall with layers that need to be reversed.

  2. Click the Reverse Layers  edit button. 

  3. Repeat this process for any remaining walls in the plan that need to be reversed.