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I am trying to create an elevation view but I encounter one of the following messages:
"Cannot do room elevation view from this point. The camera must be inside of a valid room."
"Cannot do room elevation view from this point. The camera must be inside of a valid room. Would you like to create a regular elevation instead?"
One of these messages may display if you try to use the Wall Elevation tool to create an exterior view of your model, or if you have moved an existing Wall Elevation or Room Elevation outside of your structure and attempt to view it. The Wall Elevation and Room Elevation tools were specifically designed to create interior views.
In Chief Architect X13 and Home Designer 2022 products, you can choose to create a regular (cross section) elevation by selecting the Yes button when the message appears. If you select No, an elevation view will not be generated. If you have moved a Wall Elevation or Room Elevation view outside of a valid room, then attempt to view it, you may not be prompted to convert the view to a standard elevation. In Chief Architect Premier, Chief Architect Interiors, and Home Designer Pro, you can select the elevation camera symbol in the floor plan, click on the Open Object edit tool, and uncheck the Clip to Room setting to convert the view to a standard elevation. You can also move the view back into a valid room, or follow the steps below to create an exterior elevation.
If you're using Chief Architect X12, Home Designer 2021, or a prior version, click OK on the message that appears, and either move the view back into a valid room, or follow the steps below to create an exterior elevation.
In Chief Architect Premier, you can also use any of the Auto Elevation tools, which can be found by navigating to 3D> Create Auto Elevations from the menu.