Stairs

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.

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Title / Description


71

15:57

Stair Basics

Introduction to Stairs - stair types, stair options, stairwells (open to below rooms), head room and stair railing styles.

Video No. 71


5452

6:09

Stair Landings

There are several methods to create landings to join multiple stair segments together.

Video No. 5452


409

5:04

Detailing Stair Headroom

The Back Clipped Cross Section tool can be used to create a section view of your stairs to verify and detail the headroom space.

Video No. 409


381

4:48

Display Newels, Balusters, Railings and Stair Breaklines in Plan view

Display Newels / Balusters / Hand Railings in the Staircase or Wall Railing in floor plan view. Display the Stair Breakline in plan view.

Video No. 381


392

5:35

Aligning Stairs Across Floors

How to Align Stairs Across Floors using Copy/Paste Hold Position and the floor Reference Display from the floor below or above

Video No. 392


406

3:44

Adding Glass or Cable Rail Panels to Stairs

Apply glass or cable panels to your stair case using the Stair Specification dialog or using the Replace From Library function.

Video No. 406


410

4:19

Creating Deck Stairs with Mitered Corners

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.

Video No. 410


390

4:05

Stair Wall Options: Partial Railing, Wall under Stairs, Stairwell

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

Video No. 390


375

3:07

Stair Tread Depth, Automatic Treads, Lock Treads and Set Stair Heights

Understand how to use the advanced stair settings to lock the Number of Stair Treads and specify the Stair Riser heights

Video No. 375


379

7:00

Customizing Stair Landing Shapes

Landings can be edited like other closed polyline-based objects to create custom shapes.

Video No. 379


394

10:10

Creating Winder Stairs

Creating a Winder staircase against two walls, enclosing the staircase and drawing walls for the winders to attach

Video No. 394


10097

3:20

Wrap Around Stairs

Chief Architect offers many customization tools including efficient stair tools. Learn how to create wrap around or mitered stairs on a deck.

Video No. 10097


387

6:50

Creating a Wheelchair Ramp

There are several methods for creating curved stairs in your plan

Video No. 387


388

4:22

Drawing Curved Stairs

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

Video No. 388


404

16:20

Design Wainscoting for Walls and Stairways

Use 3D molding polylines and polyline solids to model custom recessed and raised panel wainscoting.

Video No. 404


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