If you want to create an interior wall structure that begins at a corner of your room and extends to create a single wall surface in your room (as shown in the below image), you can use the shape wall commands available in the layout window.
Please note: once you have shaped a wall, you will no longer be able to move the interior wall. To move the interior wall, you must first use the "reset" command in order to undo the changes made and reset the wall to its original settings.
Once you have designed the exterior walls of the room, you can trace the interior wall as seen in the above image by using the SHAPE WALL -> ADD HOLLOW command in the Ribbon.
This command will be applied to the vertical wall, with the goal of splitting the wall into two distinct parts (the orange and yellow parts below). We will momentarily reduce the width of the orange section of the wall, which will then let us extend the yellow part of the wall into our room, creating the interior wall.
Once we select the command, we have to specify where we want to split our two walls (where we'll place our hollow). We can do this by entering the value of the width of the bottom wall in the bottom field available in the above left image (in this case 10 cm).
The program will divide the wall at this point. The left side of the wall will remain fixed, while the right side can now be shifted left or right to either decrease or increase the width of the orange portion of the wall (you can also use the fields to type exact dimensions). Note that in this specific case, it is important that the width of the orange part of the wall be less than the starting width (in this case <10cm). This will create a separation between the two portions of the wall and allow us to extend our yellow portion.
These steps will lead you to the image above on the right.
Now you can change the length and depth of the two portions of the wall however you wish.
Let's take a look at the orange portion of our wall. We can bring the width of the orange portion back to its initial value (10cm). To see how to change the width of a wall, please take a look at this article.
Now, for the yellow portion of the wall, click on the wall surface that faces into the room (the point of the wall that you would like to extend). Then click again and drag the surface of the wall into the room. This will extend the wall in that direction. You can use the fields that appear to set a desired length. The program will let you choose which dimension you want to insert, based on the information you have available:
- The total length of the wall (dimension A)
- The length of the small interior portion of the wall (dimension B)
The final result should look as follows:
This article is valid for the 2020 version and later.