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When working in a particular plan file, I encounter the following message:
"The layers may be reversed for this wall. Normally the layers appearing at the top in the layer diagram in the Wall Specification dialog should be toward the outside. Select the wall and click on the "Reverse Layers" edit button to correct this."
What does this mean?
Every wall type has an interior and exterior layer. This message will display when the program finds a wall in the current plan that appears to have been drawn with the exterior layer facing inward and the interior layer facing outward. Because wall orientation affects how roofs are built, the program typically checks for this condition when the roof is built or rebuilt.
To correct the problem, locate the wall in question, select it, and click the Reverse Layers edit button.
In the older program versions, you can prevent this issue from occurring by always drawing exterior walls in a clockwise direction.
In Chief Architect X4 and newer, however, the program will automatically orient exterior walls so that their siding layer faces outward, regardless of which direction the walls are drawn.
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