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Workflow for creating wonky stairs?

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Hi there,

 

I have a site model and I need to create the existing stairs. The stairs are a bit wonky and I am having all kinds of trouble.

 

I'm wondering how other people would approach creating these...

 

I'm new to site modeling and so I am flailing a bit.

 

Would you just create each stair as a pad?

Lower left you can see the bit where the stairs are all weird.

 

Thanks!

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if you have Vectorworks landmark, you can use the hardscape tool to create the treads. Each tread can be a site modifier. otherwise, create a pad for each tread. remember that pads cannot overlap or touch in plan.

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Hi guys.

 

Another way to do it is to use the wall tool: each tread is a different wall and you change the width according your drawing. The height is manipulated by the levels of each wall.

 

Hope it helps you!!

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@jpccrodrigues 

Can walls touch each other?

 

And would you create a wall by doing this:

create rectangle/create object from shape/choose landscape wall

or 

some other way?

 

Thanks so much for your comments

 

Laura

 

 

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13 minutes ago, laurakukulski said:

Can walls touch each other?

 

They can touch, you might have a struggle if you have a side wall, it will tend to make a corner on the first or last tread. But it's a matter of trial and error.

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Hi Jonathan. True, I forgot to tell to use site modifiers (pad or contours) on the top and base of the stairs (creating a steeper slope in the exact area of the stairs in order to be seen). If you don´t do it the stairs will be hidden by the site model.

 

Thanks

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