Program help

Staircase

One of the Additionals that you can plan from the room elements link is staircase.

Creating a Staircase

The two projections Perspective and Top (or alternatively Orthographic) are suitable for creating staircases:

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1.Change over to the Room Elements group, Start tab, and open the menu.
2.Now click on Staircase.
3.Go into the viewport and click to establish the start point for the staircase (see image on the left). The drawing begins at the lower end of the staircase.
4.Move the mouse to set the alignment of the staircase as well as its width. Set both values by a click on the mouse or by confirming with Enter.
5.By dragging and clicking or by entering values on the keyboard, you can determine how long the staircase is to be.
6.Now move the mouse again to set the height of the staircase. As an alternative, enter a value and confirm by pressing Enter.

To insert yet another staircase, simply press the F2 function key.

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Note: If you start the drawing process at the lower edge of a wall, the staricase will be drawn from its highest point (at this wall) to its first step. You can change the drawing direction by pressing Ctrl during the process of drawing a staircase. The final direction is set by confirming the heigth of the staircase.

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Editing a Staircase

When you have selected a staircase, you can edit its properties. The Properties Editor, interactors or entering dimensions on the object are the methods used. After the image there is a table showing how you can adapt the various features of staircases and their landings.

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Staircase properties

Description

Can be edited by means of

Definition

Definition of height either by total height or by height of single stairs

Properties Editor

Height

Height of Staircase without regard to Handrails

Dimension figure on the object, Properties Editor

Depth

Length of Staircase, horizontal projection

Dimension figure on the object, Properties Editor

Width

Width of Staircase

Dimension figure on the object

Step Count

Number of steps

Properties Editor

Handrails

Option allowing of insertion of Handrails

Properties Editor, Interactor

Handrail Type

Type of the handrail

 

Name

It is possible to give a Name to any Staircase

Properties Editor

Step properties

Description

Can be edited by means of

Type

Form of the single stairs

Properties Editor

Thread thickness

Thickness of the treads

Properties Editor

Riser

Form of the risers

Properties Editor

Nosing

Profile of the stair edges

Properties Editor

Nosing Length

Length of the profile

Properties Editor

Nosing Thickness

Thickness of the profile

Properties Editor

Base properties

Description

Can be edited by means of

Type

Type of stair base

Properties Editor

Position

Stair base located under middle or on both sides of staircase

Properties Editor

Landing properties

Description

Can be edited by means of

Type

Option of adding a landing at top of Staircase

Properties Editor

Height

Thickness of landing floor

Properties Editor

Width

Width of the landing

Properties Editor

Depth

Length of landing

Properties Editor

Railing Lateral

Option for adding lateral railings (left, right or both)

Properties Editor, Interactor

Railing Face Side

Option for adding railings (front and/or back railing)

Properties Editor, Interactor