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When I edited the layers of one of my wall types, this message displayed:
"Information: The main layer of existing walls will be moved to accommodate this wall type change."
What does it mean?
This warning indicates that you have changed the Main Layer for one of the wall types that exists in your current plan and that walls will be moved to accommodate the change. Double check to make sure this is what you really intended to do, and if not, follow the instructions below to restore the Main Layer.
Recall that in most circumstances, the Main Layer should include the structural layer of the wall, particularly when the wall is a framed type.
The Main Layer determines many things, including:
Wall framing will only generate in a wall when a Framing material such as Fir Stud 16” OC or Steel Stud 24” OC is specified for its framing layer.
All of this information is reliant on the Main Layer, so creating your wall type definitions accurately before creating your floor plan and specifying the Main Layer correctly is very important.
If you want to be able to adjust the Main Layer of your walls without having them move, you first need to adjust your General Wall Defaults, then you can make modifications to the Wall Type Definitions.
These radio buttons determine what part of a wall retains its position when its wall type or wall type definition is changed.
The Resize About location is also where any snap points will be located along a wall as it is drawn or connected to other walls, and is where a wall's length is measured.