Specifying Glass or Cable Railing Panels


Reference Number: KB-01029
Last Modified: April 26, 2017

The information in this article applies to:

Chief Architect Premier or Chief Architect Interiors


QUESTION

How do I specify cable or glass panels on my railings and stairs?

stairs with cable railing

ANSWER

Cable, glass, and other decorative panels can be applied to railings and stairs using the Railing Specification and the Staircase Specification dialogs.


To specify panels in the Staircase Specification

  1. Using the Select Objects  tool select the Staircase that needs to change.


  2. On the Edit Toolbar click Open Object  to open the Staircase Specification.


  3. On the Railing panel select Panels. There are also settings on this panel to Include Top Rail and Include Bottom Rail.




  4. On the Newels/Balusters panel specify the Panel Thickness and Type in the Panels section.

    It is also possible to specify the Newel settings on this panel.




  5. Click the Library button to specify a particular panel from the Library Browser.

    • Cable railing panels can be found in Chief Architect Core Catalogs> Architectural> Fences and Railings> Cable

    • Glass panels can be found in Chief Architect Core Catalogs> Architectural> Fences and Railings> Glass


To specify panels in the Railing Specification

  1. Using the Select Objects  tool select the railing that needs to change.


  2. On the Edit Toolbar click Open Object  to open the Railing Specification.

    If the majority of railings in your plan are going to be cable or panel railings it would be more efficient to follow these steps using the Railing Defaults. From the menu click Edit> Default Settings and expand the list for Walls to edit the "Railing" defaults.

  3. On the Rail Style panel select Panels. There are also settings on this panel to Include Top Rail and Include Bottom Rail.




  4. On the Newels/Balusters panel specify the Panel Thickness and Type in the Panels section.

    It is also possible to specify the Newel settings on this panel.




  5. Click the Library button to specify a particular panel from the Library Browser.

    • Cable railing panels can be found in Chief Architect Core Catalogs> Architectural> Fences and Railings> Cable

    • Glass panels can be found in Chief Architect Core Catalogs> Architectural> Fences and Railings> Glass