(Optional) Change the instance properties of the wall to be placed if desired by clicking on the Properties palette. See Modifying Type Properties.
Modify the Type Parameters of the wall to be placed by clicking the Edit Type button on the Properties palette. See Structural Wall Properties.
The Height/Depth area of the Options Bar is shown in the following illustration.
You may pre-select the height (top) or depth (base) of a structural wall from the Options Bar. Select either Height or Depth from the list box, then use the Constraint list to the right of Height/Depth selection to set the constraint of the top or base of the wall either by Level or as Unconnected. If you select Unconnected, specify the height or depth by entering the value to the right of the constraint list. The Unconnected Height/Depth measurement is relative to the current Level.
On the Options Bar, select Chain if you intend to create a series of walls.
Creating a structural wall chain
Sketch the wall
Sketch the shape of the wall. If the walls do not appear after you draw them, you may need to lower the view depth or create a foundation level to use as an underlay for the current level. See View Range and View Properties.