Thick walls mixed with thin walls

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I am tracing over a floor plan and there are several walls in the plan that are thick. How do you guys go about it.

I have tried to make the walls thicker but they dont connect well. Another thing I tried was make a polyline solid but if I do that there is no baseboards in the room and the balcony railing does not connect.


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Define a new wall type that has the required dimensions.

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Before you go to all of the trouble to draw  thickened walls. . I would make sure that this is what your client wants. . Also a good idea to make sure this is what the builder wants. . I always try to include the builder at some point during the design process to make sure everything is on track for the clients budget. If it was me I would draw that plan to the standards of my area(if that makes sense) unless the client specifically wanted these walls.


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Draw them as they would be built - likely a perimeter created by typical stud walls.

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