The information in this article applies to:
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 under Foundation Walls acting as grade beams."
What am I doing wrong?
The Round Pier and Square Pad tools are designed specifically to place piers or pads under foundation walls and as a result, they cannot be used anywhere except under a wall.
If you need to place a pier or post in a location that is not under a wall, use the Slab tool, Primitives (Available in Chief Architect Premier only), or one of the various Shapes located in the Library Browser , then customize the object's properties to your liking.