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I have a staircase with splayed containing walls, where I have created a custom stair which nearly works but I need a section (shaded red on the attached sketch) removing from a quarter landing.. Can this be done in the tool? I can subtract a solid but it changes the object to a solid subtraction rather than a stair, with none of the visibility options....

 

 

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You might manage to make it work by using two stair objects - one for the first flight plus landing then another for the rest?

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I have done it wit 3 seperate flights and created landings out of extrudes, but you lose the stair numbering and above/below break visibilities... I guess the same would apply to your 2 seperate flight suggestion?...

 

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@LeeElston As noted many times.....basically, the stair tool is a hot mess.

most of the time Lee, I just model them from scratch.  That way you get what you want without having to fight the stair tool.

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3 hours ago, Kevin K said:

I just model them from scratch

Do you use 2D/3D hybrid objects to control what shows up on each floor plan?

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@E|FA I do.   Or, it is pretty easy to make the 2d parts by simply viewing the 3d in top plan view, selecting "convert copy to lines', cutting those elements, then pasting them so they do not remain in the 3d parts.....if that makes sense.

then you have the 2d version of the stairs, railings, etc.

 

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11 hours ago, LeeElston said:

I have a staircase with splayed containing walls, where I have created a custom stair which nearly works but I need a section (shaded red on the attached sketch) removing from a quarter landing.. Can this be done in the tool? I can subtract a solid but it changes the object to a solid subtraction rather than a stair, with none of the visibility options....

 

 

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You are out of luck with the stair tool, the Tool is so clunky and poorly designed you would not achieve this...
The best workflow is to use it as a base, go to a 3D view and un-group the stair and finish the model yourself and as others pointed draw manually the 2D part and convert it into a symbol

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