Preventing Automatic Wall Cleanup


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I am having a problem properly showing a condition where new foundation wall construction abuts existing foundation walls.

Chief (of course) wants to force the wall intersection to clean up, but I have been unable to adjust materials to show where the new brick kneewall stops adjacent to the corner of the existing foundation wall using the wall intersection tool. image.png.61276cf38b1b18a71b21a7541fb3b32f.png 

I would greatly appreciate any insight on how / if I can prevent Chief from joining the wall together or at least how to get the materials to display appropriately.

This is what Chief wants to show:                                                                  This is how I want it to display:

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Thank you in advance for your help.


Mark Thompson

Sunnyfields Cabinetry

Chief Architect Premier X14

Windows 10

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Thanks Glenn, I tried using a room divider run vertically as a short portion of the wall but that did not work as hoped.  I gave your suggestion a try and while not perfect, it yields a very acceptable result after fiddling with the Wall Layer Intersection tool.  I turned off Walls, Invisible layer so the dashed line for room divider didn't show which has no obvious negative impact on other areas of the plan.


Thank you, thank you, thank you Glenn for your help.  After using another CAD software for nearly 30 years (not AutoCAD thank God), I am pretty picky about the plan graphics portraying the design condition as clearly as possible.


I would've been happy to post the plan but the file is huge, around 80mb, even though I edited it down to less than 1,000 sq.ft. (the designers here load up all kind of content into our projects).  I spent a few minutes deleting extraneous areas of the plan and some complex fixtures, but it did not reduce the file size all that much.  Any hints on how to cleanup a plan to minimize content for future postings would be appreciated.


Mark Thompson
Using Chief Since March 2022, So Lots To Learn

Chief Architect Premier X14 - Windows 10 - Intel Xeon W-2245 w/ 32GB RAM & Nvidia Quadro RTX 4000 (1GB)

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