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.
A landing can be created between two separate stair segments within Chief Architect.
Create a storage or utility room under stairs by using the Open Underneath setting in the Staircase Specification and drawing walls manually.
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.
You can draw the desired landing shape using the CAD tools and then convert it into a landing, or an easier method uses the Straight Stair tool.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Staircases can be made transparent so that shelves, cabinets, appliances or fixtures placed under the stairs may be seen.
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.
This Information message will display when a stair section is connected to a landing along an edge that is not the same width as the stairs.
The Click Stairs tool is a convenient tool for creating a stair section between floor platforms on the same floor of a plan or form a deck down to the terrain.
Create curved stair treads or flare the stairs, even using precise arcs if necessary, with the Flare/Curve Stairs edit tool.