BruceKC

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Is there a reason that Chief won't merge walls when one of them is very short, say 6"?  We have foundation walls going front to back and then an offset wall that moves to the right but only by 6".  Chief keeps showing strange lines where the walls don't seem to merge properly.

 

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It is not exactly clear what you need to achieve.   Maybe post a screen shot or your plan file.

 

Short walls are not that common so chief struggles to know what to do with them.  There are some settings and workarounds that might work depending on the exact situation.

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Here is a picture of the problem.  The offset wall is only 6".  If we make it 8" Chief merges the walls correctly, but if it goes back to the 6", then Chief doesn't know what to do I guess?

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So is the offset less than the wall thickness ?

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Yes, it is.  The wall thickness is 8", and the offset is only 6"

 

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You might post a simple plan showing the problem.

 

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Do you want us to post the whole foundation plan?

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Just now, BruceKC said:

Yes, it is.  The wall thickness is 8", and the offset is only 6"

 

Not quite sure what Eric did but I was able to achieve the same result by using the Edit Wall Layer Intersections tool on the short 6" wall and creating a mitered joint.

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Sorry, new to x12.  Edit wall layer intersections tool? 

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2 minutes ago, BruceKC said:

Do you want us to post the whole foundation plan?

 

5 minutes ago, solver said:

You might post a simple plan showing the problem.

 

No, just a simple minimal plan that demonstrates the problem.

 

Just now, BruceKC said:

Edit wall layer intersections tool? 

 

Open Help and search :)

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2 minutes ago, BruceKC said:

Sorry, new to x12.  Edit wall layer intersections tool? 

 

 

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Thanks everyone, we got the walls to join correctly by using the edit wall intersection tool.  Thanks so much.

 

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54 minutes ago, BruceKC said:

Thanks everyone, we got the walls to join correctly by using the edit wall intersection tool


Not to rain on your parade but I just want to warn you that you will continue to have connection issues at these intersections as you progress with your plan. 
 

You just have to go back and use the wall connection tool to fix them multiple times. 
 

Chief has issues with these kinds of connections. 
 

Sometimes just by adding a door or window on a wall close to one of those connections can trigger some funny lines or connections errors etc…it’s normal. 

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Is there a way to get rid of that little jog in the wall in your design?  I bet the guys who build the house will appreciate it.

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Often jogs to this narrow type occur in as built conditions in a renovation.  There is no way to design around an existing site condition, especially if the build is adding to the building near to that condition.  Another situation is where, because of the requirement for increased insulation in a new addition, you can't match wall thicknesses with existing walls that were built under a now obsolete building code.

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