Architectural Blocks of a walled room

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I am using Chief Architecture x8 Interior version.


I want to find out if I can create Block of a simple room. Room has 4 walls, door, window.

As soon as I select wall, I don't get "Add to library option"


If above is not possible, is there any work-around ?


Problem, I am trying to solve is - I want to start a project with a room which has walls, doors, window, & may be few other objects which will get re-used every-time.

I want to drag & drop this room object & then I will customize this room block as per requirement.




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Not possible to block those items...chief doesn't allow blocks of walls and other things.

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Save the whole plan file as a template plan.  It will be there every time you open the template ready for modification.

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