Create a simple staircase with a single click with an automatically generate a stairwell, or manually draw a custom staircase and landing. Learn how to customize the treads and shape of the staircase and apply custom railings.
Introduction to Stairs - stair types, stair options, stairwells (open to below rooms), head room and stair railing styles.
There are several methods to create landings to join multiple stair segments together.
The Back Clipped Cross Section tool can be used to create a section view of your stairs to verify and detail the headroom space.
Display Newels / Balusters / Hand Railings in the Staircase or Wall Railing in floor plan view. Display the Stair Breakline in plan view.
How to Align Stairs Across Floors using Copy/Paste Hold Position and the floor Reference Display from the floor below or above
Apply glass or cable panels to your stair case using the Stair Specification dialog or using the Replace From Library function.
Create stairs going from a deck platform down to the terrain using the Draw Stairs tool and wrap them around the corners of the deck using the Allow Wrap setting.
Wall and Railing Options for stairs for a partial wall and railings, walls that are cut by stairs and walls on the outside of stairs
Understand how to use the advanced stair settings to lock the Number of Stair Treads and specify the Stair Riser heights
Landings can be edited like other closed polyline-based objects to create custom shapes.
Creating a Winder staircase against two walls, enclosing the staircase and drawing walls for the winders to attach
Chief Architect offers many customization tools including efficient stair tools. Learn how to create wrap around or mitered stairs on a deck.
There are several methods for creating curved stairs in your plan
Curved Stairs can be created using the curved stair tool, converting straight stairs to curved or by drawing straight stairs next to a curved wall or by Aligning Curved Stairs to Fit a Curved Wall
Use 3D molding polylines and polyline solids to model custom recessed and raised panel wainscoting.