Message: Cannot do room elevation view from this point.

Reference Number: KB-00950
Last Modified: July 30, 2019

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors

Home Designer Professional


I am trying to create a 3D view but keep encountering a message that says,

"Cannot do room elevation view from this point. The camera must be inside of a valid room."


This message will 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 outside of your structure and attempt to view it. The Wall Elevation tool is specifically designed to create an interior view of a single wall defining a room and cannot be used to create exterior views.

To create an exterior elevation view

  1. Select 3D> Create Orthographic View from the menu and use the Cross Section/Elevation  or Backclipped Cross Section  tool.

  2. Click and drag to generate a camera view.

  3. In Chief Architect Premier, you can also use any of the Auto Elevation  tools.