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1 Creating a Glass or Cable Stair Rail

Creating a custom stair railing can be easy to create in Chief Architect as you can manually draw a railing, apply a panel to it, and have it follow your stairs.

2 Creating a Landing Between Two Sets of Stairs

A landing can be created between two separate stair segments within Chief Architect.

3 Creating a Stairwell

There are two ways to create a stairwell, an opening in the ceiling that allows the staircase to reach the floor above, using the automatic tools or manually.

4 Creating Curved or Spiral Staircases

Create curved or spiral stairs in Chief Architect. One way is to place a spiral staircase from the Library Browser, and other methods use the Stair Tools.

5 Creating Mitered or Wrap Around Stairs

You can easily create wrap-around or mitered stairs on a deck or other structure by simply dragging the stair edges to the corner where they should join.

6 Creating Stair Winders

A Stair Winder is wedge shaped-step that is narrower on one side than the other, used to change the direction of the stairs without landings.

7 Creating Stairs in Sloping Terrain

You can create stairs that follow your terrain by drawing the stairs in an area defined by Retaining Walls and snapping the stairs to landings at each end.

8 Creating Stairs with Glass or Cable Railings

Creating a custom stair railing can be created by manually drawing a railing, applying a panel to it, and setting it to follow your stairs

9 Curving a Straight Staircase

Straight stairs can easily be curved - or curved stairs, straightened - using the Change Line/Arc edit button, select the stair section then click this button.

10 Drawing Stairs Down From a Deck or Porch

Use the Click Stairs tool to easily place stairs between levels on the same floor or between a floor platform and the terrain with a single click.

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