The information in this article applies to:
I need to create a split wall with two different materials, such as with brick or stone on the bottom, and siding, stucco or a different paint material on the top. How can I accomplish this task?
Home Designer Pro and Home Designer Architectural both have the ability to create Pony Walls, which is a wall with two separate wall types, one above the other.
If you are using a version of Home Designer which does not have this tool and would like to upgrade to one that does, please see the Upgrades & Discounts page.
If you are wanting to just change the materials on the interior of walls that are defined the same, such as to apply wallpaper or wainscoting, instead use Wall Coverings. See the Related Articles section at the end of this page to learn more about using this tool.
If you choose a Wall Type that is also used elsewhere in your plan and Define it, it will update the existing walls already drawn in your plan to use the new Type. To learn more about modifying wall types, see Modifying a Wall Type in the Related Articles section at the end of this page.
In some cases, you may realize that you need to make changes to the Pony Wall after it is drawn, such as to change the materials or to the height of the lower pony wall.
In Home Designer Pro, you can Group Select multiple Pony Walls to open the Specification dialog for them all to more quickly make changes, rather than going one wall at a time.