# Multi Storey Stairs

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Am I missing something?

Is it not possible to do continuous stairs across multiple storeys? How do people work around this if you want a continuous handrail?

Using 2018.

Cheers.

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I generally use this set up but may vary it a little depending on how many floors there are and how consistent or inconsistent flights are going up the building:

Ground Floor = 1 Stair Object

2D Graphic settings:

Lower Floor = Break, Dashed Above

Upper Floor (1st floor) = Above Break Only

1st Floor = 1 Stair Object

2D Graphic settings:

Lower Floor = Below Break Only

Upper Floor (2nd floor) = Above Break Only

2nd Floor = 1 Stair Object

2D Graphic settings:

Lower Floor = Below Break Only

Upper Floor (Top floor) = Plain (no break) OR Break, Dashed Below OR Above Break Only

Top Floor = No Stair Object

Controlled by floor below

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Thanks for the reply Christiaan however I really need to model it accurately in 3d as our fire engineers are modelling within the fire stair.

Its also over 6 Storeys for this project, on another it is over 13. I just thought they maybe a simple way to make the stair objects 'aware' of other stairs or adjust the railing to simulate a continuous

handrail.

I've just ended up creating a handrail in the "draw handrail" tool that appears to give the correct effect but obviously this will not adjust with the stairs if they change.

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Don't you have a landing at each stair, with a break in the handrail?

Christian's method is what everyone I know uses - if you need to run the rail continuously through the landing, you could model that single piece of railing as a separate element and use it on as many levels as you need.

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With our fire stairs in a multi storey building generally the handrail is continuous in a fire stair to aid in "fall protection" even across the landings.

I ended up modelling a group that appeared continuous and duplicated it up the building basically as you said.

Cheers

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