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Problems with Wall Joins

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I'm getting this really annoying problem where my walls won't join properly. if i draw one wall then try to join another to it at 90 degrees, i use the wall join tool as instructed, and one half of the first wall is deleted! Help! confused.gif

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An image of this problem would be helpful. Is the part deleted or just covered over ?

Do the walls have any cavities or hatches ?

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It sounds like you have a T-wall connection and your using the corner clean-up tool. Use the other tool provided until you become aquainted with them.

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To be a little more specific (no offense Peter E): the WALL JOIN tool has 3 basic modes, "T", "L", & "X". You can select any mode (for other tools too) either with the mouse or by hitting the "U" key (which will take you through each mode in turn). So now, as Peter says above, you need to be sure you are using the wall join tool in the correct mode for each particular situation. TIP: when you have three walls coming together at a corner, use the "L" join on the first two, then use the "T" join on the third (to the 1st or 2nd). HTH's

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I?m still learning tricks, but I have found that the "command+J" maneuver to be a great timesaver. So, Amy, if you have 2 unconnected perpendicular walls, just select both, hit command J, (or control J for windows), and they?ll cleanly connect. (Same goes for simple lines) You can practice with wall join tool, as Peter suggests to "clean up" extraneous wall extensions.

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AmyAlys, from your description it sounds as though your join preference is set to "L" when you want it to be set to "T." Look at the icons at the top when you are using the wall join tool - if the one that looks like an "L" is highlighted, select instead the one that looks like a "T."

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I ran into the same problem- Here is what I do to avoid it:

If you are already on the "T" option and you are trying to join 2 walls that are perpendicular to each other, click on the vertical wall first and then the horizontal wall. If you do it in the opposite order, you will lose half of your horizontal wall.

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as the others have said, when you select the wall join tool you have to check on the mode bar to make sure you have the correct mode selected. If you have the wrong mode then you will get the wrong results.

Drawing and joining walls is covered in my Essential manual.

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