To start drawing your walls in PlanStudio, Select the Wall Tool from the Main Toolbar, once selected the tool settings will open allowing you to select the type of wall you want to draw as well as add a fire or smoke rating. One of the most efficient ways to start drawing a building in PlanStudio is to start with the External wall type and use the Rectangle Mode to quickly draw all the rectangle blocks that make up a building, you can overlap these if required and then when finished select the Segment Delete Tool and come back to trim off the parts we don’t need.
Then Change to the Interior Wall type and start drawing out the internal layout of your building.
Tip: One of the easiest ways to get neatly joining walls in PlanStudio is to simply extend your walls past the point that you want them to join (by doing this we can ensure that all our walls are touching each other) and then by removing the segments of wall that overhang creating a clean join where they meet.
For a curved walls, draw a line between the start and end point of the curve, and then switch to the Selection Tool. Select the wall you want to curve and then change to the Manipulator Arrow, you will now be able to see and edit the nodes at each end of the wall as well as curve the wall by moving the toggles on each end.
When you select a wall the Inspector Panel will open allowing you to see and edit the Wall Properties where you can change the wall to another pre-set option, change its role, as well as edit the walls width and add fire ratings.
Paint and Blob Tools
Inside the Wall Tool you also have access to a Paint Mode Tool which will allow you to apply fire ratings to walls in bulk, as well as the Blob Tool used to join walls together or add columns or oddly shaped segments of walls to you plan.