Stair Railing "Base Plate" or "Landing Tread"


Chrisb222
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Hi,

 

I often finish a stair opening using a railing system where we install a 1x6 directly on the floor as a "base plate" (or some people call it a landing tread), then using a 4" newel post that sits atop this 1x6 plate.

 

I model this in Chief using a "Bottom Rail" that's a square 1x6 board, 0" from floor, but as you can see in the picture the newel post cuts this bottom rail everywhere there's a post. I want the 1x6 to show going continuously under the newel posts.

 

Anyone know how to automatically program the railing to do this, short of assembling it manually?

 

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And while I'm at it, anyone know a way to get rid of the pesky point at the top of the stringer (see pic)? 

 

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Thanks!

 

 

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11 minutes ago, solver said:

Not auto -- but it only takes 1 minute.

 

I'm imagining drawing a p-solid and positioning using different elevation views.

 

Is that what you're suggesting? Or is there an easier way?

 

BTW, the pony wall railing is very awesome, thanks again.

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4 minutes ago, Chrisb222 said:

I'm imagining drawing a p-solid and positioning using different elevation views.

 

 

CAD Detail From View. Trace the stringer. Copy/Paste into your elevation. Convert to p-solid, set thickness and material. Turn off stringer supplied by stair.

 

 

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9 minutes ago, solver said:

CAD Detail From View. Trace the stringer. Copy/Paste into your elevation. Convert to p-solid, set thickness and material. Turn off stringer supplied by stair.

 

Got it thanks. This is done once the stairs are never ever again going to be moved/resized, I take it....  you know, homeowners never do that. :P

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