Using the Round Pier and Square Pad Tools

Reference Number: KB-01182
Last Modified: March 31, 2016

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


Whenever I try to use the Round Pier or Square Pad tools, this message displays:

"Round Piers and Square Pads canonly be placed directly under a wall, and are meant to be placed underFoundation Walls acting as grade beams."

What am I doing wrong?


The Round Pier  and Square Pad  tools are designed specifically to place piers under foundation walls and as a result, they cannot be used to place piers anywhere except under a wall.

 If you need to place a pier or post that is not located under a wall, use the Slab  tool, then modify the shape and height of the slab as needed.