I have two areas on the same floor level with varying heights. Is there an easy, automatic method to create a set of stairs between these two areas or rooms?
Both the Draw Stairs and Straight Stairs tools allow you to automatically create a stair section between floor platforms on the same floor of a plan, or from an exterior room such as a deck or porch down to the terrain using just a single click.
To create stairs between platforms on the same floor
Select File> New Plan to open a new, blank plan and use the Straight Exterior Wall tool to draw a simple, rectangular structure.
Navigate to Build> Railing and Deck or Build> Wall , select a railing or wall tool of your choice, then create a railing or wall dividing the structure into two separate rooms.
Using the Select Objects tool, click in one of the rooms to select it, then click the Open Object edit button.
On the General panel of the Room Specification dialog that opens, specify a Floor value that is different from the adjacent room, then click OK.
Select Build> Stairs> Draw Stairs or Straight Stairs , move your cursor into the room with the lower floor height and position it within a few feet of the railing or wall that is separating the two rooms, then click once.
A set of stairs will be created between the two rooms, along with an opening in the railing or wall.