In the Build menu, go to the Walls and Partitions tab.
You have 3 types of walls at your disposal:
- Walls, with a default thickness of 30cm, are used to represent load-bearing walls.
- Partitions, with a default thickness of 7cm, are used for thinner walls.
- Invisible Separations are used to close an open room or create a sub-space in an existing room.
Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing a Wall
To create a wall, enter the Build menu:
- Step 1: Set Thickness
It is recommended to set the wall thickness before starting the drawing.
We suggest a default of 30cm, but this value is customizable. Click on the numerical box at the bottom right of the wall icon, enter the desired value in centimeters, and then validate. All walls you draw will have this thickness, but they can be individually adjusted.
- Step 2: Click on the Wall Icon
A cursor in the shape of "+" will appear in the drawing area to the right of the menu. (You can only draw walls in 2D; you will be automatically directed to this view).
- Step 3: Place the First Point
The start of the wall is created. Be sure to stay within the grid boundary (workspace).
- Step 4: Indicate a Direction Using Your Mouse.
Guides are available to help you draw vertical and horizontal walls.
- Step 5: Place the Next Point by Clicking Again.
You can chain several walls in succession.
Tip: Don't try to adjust the length of each wall immediately. First, draw the general shape of your project. You can then digitally edit the length of each wall by clicking on its measurement.
- Step 6: Validate the Drawing
To exit wall editing mode:
- press the "ESC" key
- or double-click when placing your last point
- or right-click after placing your last point.
Tips for Drawing Walls
# Reminder: Plan Origin: Design your project around the red square, which represents the origin of your plan, the center of the modeling space. > More Information
# Reminder: Plan Boundaries: Make sure to draw your project within the grid boundary, which represents the available modeling space. > More Information
# Wall Connection Tip: Connect your walls properly to create closed rooms and visualize the structure of your house.
# Room Naming Tip: Upon closing a room, we recommend labeling it. The text "Room" displayed in orange will turn green with the chosen room type.
# Roof Tip: A wall must have a minimum thickness of 15cm to support a roof in our tool.
# Rounded walls are not available in the tool. You can find workarounds here.
# Wall composition (structure, insulation) is not representable in Kazaplan.
Customizing Traced Walls
The walls you have traced are customizable: you can
- adjust their thickness,
- adjust their height
- adjust their length
- move: by selecting them, then dragging and dropping them in 2D with the mouse or numerically.
- cut them into multiple sections