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Cad to Walls - some walls do, some don't

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I've imported a duplex townhouse CAD .dwg file from an architect.  I created some walls that match the two wall thicknesses the architect used (8" and 3-1/2").   I then turned off all but walls, door, and window layers and then converted Cad to Walls.  I attached a photo of the result.  This is all one floor (plan view, without mirroring other floors).  Any idea how I can get more walls to be recognized by Chief?  I see Chief only allows for two wall types in this type of conversion.  I have a bunch of these to do...just want to maximize use of the software.

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I personally haven't used that feature in years for there is always a lot of clean up. I'll generally trace the DWG. Chief's walls will follow the lines if you use the AltQ correctly.

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Hi Tommy,  Thanks for the suggestion.  There is a lot of clean up, indeed.  What do I need to be mindful of when using AltQ?

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If you want me to tell you how to use it, call me 832-754-6160. It's easier to explain over the phone or online than for me to type it all out here.

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the Cad to Walls tool has been seriously lacking in usability since I started in 2005

 

I have never been able to have any luck with it

 

every few years I try it - but still no joy :(

 

Lew

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Thanks for the comments.  I had to abandon it, and I plan to draw this massive project from scratch.  I don't believe it's all Chief's fault.  The architect has a lot of unconnected lines, and misaligned walls (more lines), and don't think Chief knows what to do with it. 

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