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Use this command to insert a staircase.

Select the 'Staircase' button Staircase button and the following dialog box appears.

Staircase properties

Use the scroll bar or drop down list to select the staircase type, either Straight, Quarter turn or Half turn. Set the values as required, these are (depending on the type selected).

Number of Risers This is the total Number of Risers, the default number is 13

 

No. in 1st Flight For Quarter and Half turn staircases, you may specify the number of steps in the first flight.

 

Going Length        This is going length, the default is 225

 

Staircase Width This is the total width of the staircase, default 1000

 

Landing Width        This is the landing width, default 1000

 

Justification        Can set as Left, Centre or Right for  positioning the staircase

 

Hand Rail Left Width Specify the left handrail width, switch this handrail on/off with the tickbox

 

Hand Rail Right Width Specify the right handrail width, switch this handrail on/off with the tickbox

 

Clearance        This the clearance of the handrail from the edge of the staircase

 

Returns        Adds a curved end return to the handrail

 

Once all of the settings are correct click OK, the dialog box closes.

 

The selected staircase is attached to the cursor and its 'justification' Staircase justification option can be changed in the Ribbon

 

The insertion procedure and prompts are slightly different for the three staircase types.

 

1) Straight

 

Staircase straight

Give top point for landing:

 

The resulting staircase is now attached to the cursor at the top of landing at the justification point (P1 in the example here). Position this using any of the snaps and input options. The prompt now reads:

 

Give control point for bottom of the staircase:

 

This point controls the rotation of the staircase (P2). Select this using any of the snaps and input options.

 

2) Quarter Turn

 

Staircase quarter turn

Give top point for first landing:

 

The resulting staircase is now attached to the cursor at the top of landing at the justification point (P1 in the example here). Position this using any of the snaps and input options. The prompt now reads:

 

Give control point for bottom of the staircase:

 

This point controls the rotation of the staircase (P2). Select this using any of the snaps and input options.

 

Give control point for top landing:

 

This point allows the 2nd flight to be flipped either side of the first flight (P3). Select this using any of the snaps and input options.

 

3) Half Turn

 

Staircase half turn

Give top point for first landing:

 

The resulting staircase is now attached to the cursor at the top of landing at the justification point (P1 in the example here). Position this using any of the snaps and input options. The prompt now reads:

 

Give control point for bottom of the staircase:

 

This point controls the rotation of the staircase (P2). Select this using any of the snaps and input options.

 

Give control point for top landing:

 

This point allows the 2nd flight to be flipped either side of the first flight, it also sets the width of the mid-landing (P3). Select this using any of the snaps and input options.

 

 

See Modifying/Moving a Staircase for information on how an staircase can be edited.