Why learn drawing walls if the Building and Room Wizard create them in a few clicks? Knowing about walls helps you use plan3D in other areas as well.
WORKING ON DIFFERENT FLOOR LEVELS. You must adjust the work grid to the desired floor level to work on that floor. See Move Work Grid for more information. Move Work Grid is in the Edit menu. You can use the PageUp/Page Down keys to move the work grid. The current work grid level is shown on the status bar on the right side.
3D Perspective Mode
To draw a wall choose Build> Draw Wall and click-and-drag in work area. Example:
Link walls in 3D mode by putting the cursor over the end of an existing wall and drawing as shown above.
Double-click walls to select. Press delete key to delete. Click-and-drag walls to move them around.
Drag handles or right-click wall and choose "Set Dimensions..."
Also see Build> Draw Walls for more information.Learn how to draw walls in blueprint view so you can see dimensions. Switch between blueprint and 3D modes as needed.
Drawing walls is done using click-and-drag.
Wall angles will snap to 15 degree angles by default as you draw them and adjust the mouse left, right, up or down. For example, angles will always be 15, 30, 45, 60, 75, 90, etc.
To draw walls without 15 degree increments, simply hold down the SHIFT key while drawing walls.
Click-and-drag in the work area to draw walls. Example:
Link walls by putting the cursor over the end of an existing wall and drawing.
Double-click walls to select. Press delete key to delete. Click-and-drag on walls to move them around.
Add your own dimensions by choosing Build> dimensions. Add your own custom dimensions here too.
Exterior or Interior Dimensions? Right-click wall, choose "Measure Other Side."
Right-click walls and choose "Set Wall Dimensions..." to change height, length and thickness by entering dimensions.
Adjusting Linked Wall Lengths: When linked, drag adjoining walls to resize.
Also see Build> Draw Walls for more information about walls.
Draw short straight wall segments around a reference image or shape to make a curved wall.
If you don't want the walls to snap to 15 degree increments hold down the shift key when drawing the walls.
Note: Doors and Windows can only fit on wall segments that are large enough to hold them.