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Can someone either direct me to a tutorial or provide a short "how to"

 

The customer wants stairs down from the ground to the basement door.  Not sure the best way to do this.

 

Thanks as always!!!

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Draw walls outside the basement forming a room. Add stairs.

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Or...if you don't want to create a room, you can control the stairs in the stair dbx.

On the General panel, you can control things like Top Height, Bottom Height, Riser Height, etc.

Uncheck Automatic heights first.

You can also Ctrl drag stairs and they will draw down from a floor instead of up.

"Lock Top" to the floor and then change some of the parameters. 

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14 hours ago, glennw said:

Or...if you don't want to create a room, you can control the stairs in the stair dbx.

On the General panel, you can control things like Top Height, Bottom Height, Riser Height, etc.

Uncheck Automatic heights first.

You can also Ctrl drag stairs and they will draw down from a floor instead of up.

"Lock Top" to the floor and then change some of the parameters. 

Considering the stairs access a basement, you will want retaining walls anyway, so the room option is perhaps the best bet.  Setting a room above that on the main floor with railing walls gives a guardrail at grade height to protect from falling into the stairwell.  This room is then set open below, and floor height set to grade height so the stairs automatically meet grade.  The railings and floor height of the open below room also set the top of your retaining wall.  Dont designate the foundation walls as retaining though.

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Thanks Solver, yours seemed easiest...  Then I was stumped at the railing and remembered Kervins advice.

 

 

Thanks also to Kbird, the link I needed for cutting a terrain hole. (pool) and Glen, didn't use yours but really appreciated the time spent to try to help!!

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